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SOURCE accesso Technology Group plc

Agreement with South Korean Firm Expands accesso's Growth Opportunities in Asia

LONDON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- accesso® Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry, has announced a three-year partnership with Vision Works Global to help facilitate accesso's expansion into the fast-growing South Korean theme park market place.

accesso (AIM: ACSO) is the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry.

Vision Works Global provides consulting, deal structuring and brokering, and new business development for a range of location-based entertainment projects in South Korea. Its extensive professional contacts will enable accesso to expand its virtual queuing solutions into the country's rapidly evolving amusement park industry.

South Korea's amusement park and entertainment services market continues to attract significant interest from developers, with the top theme parks in the country enjoying attendance increases of 10 percent.  The country's investment in theme parks and destination resorts is helping attract visitation from Southeast Asia and Mainland China, an area that continues to benefit from growing disposable income across the region.

"The theme park and attractions industry in South Korea has abundant opportunity for growth and expansion, and has also reached a level of maturity where operators are placing a greater emphasis on the guest experience and revenue optimization," said Tom Burnet, accesso CEO. "Our innovative technologies, particularly those that are mobile-centric, partnered with Vision Work Global's local knowledge and industry expertise, will enable us to make a considerable impact across the region."

Jin Wook Choi, CEO of Vision Works Global, understands the difference accesso's solutions make in theme park customer experience and the effect they have on driving revenue.

"The monetization of queue lines is revolutionary for our clients' bottom-line," said Choi. "We noticed the trend of attractions taking pain staking efforts during the planning and design phase to make sure they accommodate secondary entrances for front-of-the-line access. This is one of the primary reasons we're excited to partner with Accesso."

accesso® Technology Group: about us

accesso (AIM: ACSO) is the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry. Our patented and award-winning solutions drive increased revenue for attraction operators by significantly improving the most important part of an attraction visit: the guest experience.  Our solutions add value to operators at every point in the guest journey:

  • We drive attendance
    The accesso Passport® ticketing suite is a comprehensive, easy-to-use cloud solution that processes many millions of tickets and season passes every year, 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 over nine million guests have used a patented accesso LoQueueSM solution to queue less, ride more, enjoy a better experience and increase their in-attraction spend.
  • We simplify point-of-sale
    We offer a comprehensive point-of-sale solution through 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.
  • We increase engagement
    accesso enables operators to engage more deeply and profitably with guests: pre-sale, in-attraction or post-visit. Our mobile apps have provided more than 2.75 million people with rich iOS and Android content to better plan their visit, buy their ticket on-the-go and unlock new experiences within an attraction.

Over 400 attractions worldwide currently employ accesso technology – from theme parks to water parks, cultural attractions and sporting events, 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 Vision Works Global

Vision Works Global is a location-based entertainment consultant that offers a range of services to the theme park and attractions industry.  Based in Seoul, South Korea, Vision Works Global provides new business development, and brokers deals and projects for theme parks, amusement parks, standalone entertainment centers, water parks, retail entertainment facilities, zoos, aquariums, and indoor children and family entertainment centers.

For more information visit http://www.visionworks.co.kr/main/eng.php.

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