accesso Expands European Presence with New Contract Win

Blackpool Pleasure Beach to leverage accesso SiriuswareSM point-of-sale solutions

19 Nov, 2015, 08:05 ET from accesso

LONDON, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The footprint for accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO) continues to expand across Europe as the premier technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment and cultural markets today announced it has expanded its relationship with Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which will begin leveraging the accesso Siriusware point-of-sale solutions in its operation for the 2016 season.

The Lancashire-based amusement park has leveraged the accesso LoQueueSM ride reservation system for five years, and is adding the technology firm's accesso Siriusware point-of-sale and guest management capabilities, including front gate ticketing, season pass processing, access control, group sales, gift card management, food and beverage and retail point-of-sale.

"Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a valued client and continues to demonstrate its deep commitment to its patrons by making important investments in innovation that enhance and streamline their guest journey," said Tom Burnet, accesso CEO.  "This agreement reinforces our strategy of offering a wide range of leading technology solutions to the global attractions market."

"After a detailed and extensive selection process with several strong contenders we chose Accesso as our electronic point-of-sale partner.  Their in-depth knowledge of the industry and their cutting edge technology makes them the best partner to fulfill our business objectives and we look forward to working with them," said Amanda Thompson OBE, Managing Director, Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Blackpool will become the first operator in Europe to adopt the accesso Siriusware solution since accesso acquired Siriusware, Inc. in December 2013.

About accesso Technology Group

accesso (AIM: ACSO) is the premier technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment and cultural markets. Our patented and award-winning technology solutions drive increased revenue for attraction operators whilst improving the guest experience.

Our solutions add value to operators at every point of the guest experience with our technology facilitating the key points of contact with their many millions of guests.

We drive attendance
The accesso Passport and ShoWare® ticketing suites are comprehensive, easy-to-use cloud solutions that process tens of millions of tickets every year for assigned seat and general admission venues, enabling operators to maximize up-sell and cross-sell with ease to drive greater revenue.

We handle payments
Our payment gateway carries level 1 PCI security certification and 24/7 support.  It provides the tools, security and support operators need to drive sales and has so far processed more than $5 billion in transactions.

We take guests out of line
Since 2001 more than 11 million guests have used a patented accesso LoQueue solution to queue less, ride more, enjoy a better experience and increase in-attraction spend.

We simplify point-of-sale
Our accesso Siriusware point-of-sale solution offers software modules that combine ticketing, membership, retail, food/beverage transactions, rentals, credit card processing and many other functions into a single system eliminating the need for separate systems and databases.

More than 960 attractions and venues worldwide currently employ accesso technology – from theme parks, water parks, cultural attractions, live performance venues and sporting events to ski and snow parks.  We are proud that our solutions are trusted by the majority of the leading names in the leisure industry including Six Flags Entertainment, Cedar Fair Entertainment, Merlin Entertainments, International Speedway Corporation, Palace Entertainment, Compagnie des Alpes and Herschend Family Entertainment.

accesso is a public company, listed on AIM: a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. For more information visit: www.accesso.com.

About Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a 42-acre amusement park based in Lancashire, UK, offering everything from white-knuckle rides to family thrills and memories that will last a lifetime.

For the ultimate in thrills why not experience the UK's tallest rollercoaster – the Big One.  Hold your breath as you board Infusion, the exhilarating, five looping coaster which is the first in the world to be suspended completely over water.  Test your nerves on Red Arrows Skyforce, which will have you spinning, swirling and exciting your senses while your fellow pilots take control of their own flights.

The 2016 season marks Blackpool Pleasure Beach's 120th anniversary. www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com/

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