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Accesso extends Cedar Fair partnership

Ticketing technology company Accesso has extended its partnership with Cedar Fair Entertainment for another five years.

The technology facilities group offers its clients ticketing, mobile and ecommerce services. These include more than 1,000 leisure, entertainment, cultural and hospitality customers across 30 countries.

Cedar Fair owns and operates 11 amusement parks in North America.

Cedar Point theme park in Ohio, the second-oldest operating amusement park in the US, is one of the firm’s main attractions. It also runs two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and four hotels.

Steve Brown, chief executive of Accesso, said, according to The Times newspaper: “This extension marks another milestone in our relationship with Cedar Fair, which already spans more than six years.

“We’re still as focused as ever on delivering the best technology available to improve the guest experience they can deliver at their parks.”

Last year, Accesso saw a substantial drop in profits despite an increase in revenue in the first half of 2017. Although revenue benefited from Accesso working in a broader range of markets and the acquisition of ticket distributor Ingresso at the end of March, which offset challenging weather conditions, the transaction expenses from the acquisition hurt pre-tax profits.

During the period, Accesso confirmed several new client ‘wins’ through its Passport business, including the NFL Experience in Times Square, New York.

accesso CTO Eric Petrusic will be speaking at Europe’s biggest ticketing meeting on 17-18 April – TheTicketingBusiness Forum.