Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tag: Merlin

Merlin to phase out plastic straws by end of 2018

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The scourge of plastic waste across the oceans has piqued the public conscience like no other environmental campaign in many a year. From images of whales dying to beaches covered in plastic bottles, the response to the issue has been rapid with businesses, usually the last to set sail on the environment, setting the agenda. Merlin Entertainments have nailed...

Merlin fails to wave a magic wand over Legoland visitor numbers

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Merlin Entertainment’s latest trading update was met with a degree of consternation from the stock exchange as shares dipped on the news that the company had done little other than stay within expectations. Citing “early signs of recovery in the London tourism market,” Merlin CEO Nick Varney was able to report an increase in visitor numbers at the London Eye,...

Merlin Magic: Sales up despite market fluctuations

Europe’s largest attractions operator attributes a decent revenue performance in the first half of the year to recent and continued investment in its on-hand resort accommodation. Merlin has waved a magic wand. Merlin Entertainment are always a useful yardstick for gauging the vitality of the global attractions trade: and it’s good news as far as the first half of 2018...

Katie Price brings theme park accessibility discussion to BBC

Katie Price has brought the issue of theme park accessibility for the less abled to a BBC Radio 4 programme in a discussion that included input from BALPPA chief executive Paul Kelly and Dawn Childs, group engineering director at Merlin. The businesswoman and media personality Katie Price was guest editor for an hour long programme and used the platform to...

Merlin summons strong half-year results

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Despite warnings that this year’s spate of terrorist attacks in London and Manchester would hurt visitor numbers at its attractions, Merlin Entertainments has reported a successful first six months of the year.   Merlin Entertainments has announced strong financial results for the first half of the year, thanks to a steady growth in visitors at its attractions. The British-based attractions and resorts...

Alton Towers Resort treat for junior patient group

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Young cancer patients and their families enjoyed a free day out at Alton Towers Resort on behalf of leading children’s charity Merlins Wand. Staffordshire theme park Alton Towers Resort teamed up with the children's cancer unit at the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust to provide around 40 children and their families with a free visit to the...