At Expo, accesso was proud to give the floor to our very own Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Jacobs for an IAAPA Platinum Sponsor Spotlight Session on virtual queuing and its growing role in delivering an optimum customer experience. His talk was packed with industry insights and key learnings you can put right to use. So, in case you missed it, read on for the highlights.
The World Health Organization reports that more than 1 billion people around the world live with a disability, making up 15% of the global population. From theme parks to live entertainment venues, cultural sites to family entertainment centers, organizations whose missions revolve around shared experiences and connection must strive to ensure accessibility for all, regardless of background or ability.
Our team at accesso was thrilled to be back at IAAPA Expo 2021, where we got to see so many new and familiar faces. This year’s Expo followed the theme of “opportunity is here,” and that message couldn’t have been more appropriate. Our industry came together to review what we’ve learned in recent years and decide how we’ll apply those lessons to the future.
The IAAPA Expo 2021 is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to gather with our fellow attractions industry professionals and collaborate on where the industry is headed. Want to get a sneak peek? Kickstart your learning journey with 5 articles packed with tips, statistics and best practices to help you prepare for a mobile-first future.
We were so happy to be a part of the Blooloop V‑Expo Innovation Awards this year! If you missed it, here’s an overview of our application.
Virtual queuing solutions can go by many names. Whether you call it a line management system or a virtual queue management suite, the benefits are the same: getting guests out of line and into more enjoyable experiences — resulting in higher NPS scores, new revenue streams, and more repeat visits! Watch our video to learn more about our accesso LoQueue® virtual queuing solutions and how virtual queuing works.
With IAAPA Expo Europe just a few weeks away, we thought it was a great time to round up our top 5 pieces that can help theme park and attraction operators in Europe maximize their guest experience. From creating a positive first impression online to delivering a seamless guest journey throughout the duration of a guest’s visit, there’s something for everyone!
Guest expectations are on the rise, and after months looking forward to returning to their favorite destinations, your guests will surely want to make the most of every moment. With 50% of US guests and 70% of UK guests agreeing that “long queues are the worst thing about theme parks,” it’s abundantly clear that attractions guests are eager to escape from physical queues. Luckily, virtual queuing has the power to free guests from physical lines, allowing them to enjoy even more of what your venue has to offer. Learn about the benefits of virtual queuing and see how it works in this video by EMEA Sales Director Jeremy Gray.
On August 19th we were pleased to present an IAAPA Education webcast: “The New Guest Experience Essentials,” with accesso chief commercial officer Andrew Jacobs and senior vice president — enterprise solutions Ben Mathews.
We were pleased to join our peers in the ski industry at this year’s Summer Meeting of the Midwest Ski Areas Association (MSAA) and present an in-depth view of three major trends impacting the future of the ski industry. In case you missed it, check out our highlights below and see how you can get ahead of the curve.
So, you and your team have decided to implement a virtual queue management solution at your venue. Congratulations! Your team is laying the foundation for a redefined on-site experience for guests and a boost to your own bottom line. The primary benefits of virtual queuing are well-known, but how can you ensure you’re prepared to unlock the full benefits of virtual queuing, both for your guests and for your operations?
We recently surveyed our experts for their best advice on using a virtual queuing management solution to deliver a safe and enjoyable experience for guests. Check out their tips below to learn how you can maximize your virtual queuing success!
Now more than ever, conversations about protecting the environment are taking center stage in many aspects of our everyday lives. This includes how consumers are choosing to spend their free time and money. Transitioning your venue’s operations over to more sustainable practices might seem like a daunting task, but one easy way to start is to reduce paper use at your venue. With Earth Day right around the corner, now is a great time to lean into using your technology to help your venue go paperless!
As we see industries gradually begin to reopen and redefine what the “New Normal” will look like, many organizations are using technology to meet the growing expectations of guests for a safe experience. Research done by Sedco has concluded that 84% of customers expect brands to find ways to maximize digital interaction to keep them safe. Whether it’s thinking outside of the box or returning to core principles of crowd management, there are many ways that your technology can help. Read on to discover 4 ways to use technology for social distancing.
Attractions from all industries are dealing with the challenges of social distancing and how to operate safely in a COVID environment. We had the privilege of sharing the IAAPA Education stage with Matt Blumhardt from Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and Daine Appleberry of Audubon Nature Institute to discuss ways to enhance the guest experience, boost revenue, build brand loyalty and serve guests safely during this challenging time. Below are our top 5 takeaways and recommendations from the session.
Ski season is just around the corner, and it’s exciting to see so many ski areas announcing their plans for re-opening. Is your technology ready to support a great guest experience? Protect your guests and staff with these 5 pieces of technology that can help you solve the social distancing challenges of today while building the foundation for a better guest experience tomorrow.
In this feature, we were thrilled to interview an accesso LoQueue® legend, Scott Kelley. Kelley holds the unique distinction of being the 2nd employee hired in America for our accesso LoQueue team. As a Product Support Manager, he has stepped foot in every park that has implemented our accesso in-park solutions like ticketing and virtual queuing over the last two decades. He and his team visit each park to run cables, set-up the onsite equipment, and troubleshoot concerns once implementation is complete. Kelley has also played an integral role in the innovation and growth of our virtual queuing solutions.
As ski season quickly approaches, figuring out how to safely welcome your skiers back in the COVID era can be a daunting task. At accesso, we’ve been working tirelessly to help our ski clients plan for a safe and successful reopening. We recently partnered with Integrated Insight, an analytics consulting firm, to analyze how virtual queues, timed ticketing and social distancing will affect your guests and ski area. Watch as accesso Solutions Architect Kevin Brice and Integrated Insight VP of Industrial Engineering Ben Dubiel take us through their 3 simulations for COVID crowd management for your ski resort and read on for your guide to avoiding an unexpected avalanche of traffic on opening day!
With the escalation and continued risks of COVID-19, the traditional process of visiting museums and cultural attractions has transformed in many ways. As visitor-facing sites are beginning to reopen, many are finding that they have to rethink the visitor journey end-to-end in order to facilitate a seamless, contactless experience.
Preparing to reopen your resort in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is no small task. At accesso, we’ve been working diligently to help our ski clients around the world plan for a safe, efficient and successful reopening. Watch as accesso Sales Director Phil Schwartz takes us through the top three things that ski areas should be thinking about leading into this year’s ski season, and read on for your guide to “snow worries” on opening day!
It’s the stereotypical tribulation of visiting a theme park: standing in line for seemingly hours on end, sweating in the hot summer heat, packed into stalls like cattle with hordes of impatient and screaming children. Oh, if only one could avoid all that! As many operators know, that’s quite possible.
accesso Webinar Series Presents: Introducing the Shining New Standard in Smart Park Technology, accesso Prism!
From the very beginning, the accesso team has believed that technology has the power to redefine the guest experience. Whether by making ticket purchases online in advance of their visit or by virtually reserving their place in a long line so they can enjoy other attractions, your guests are always looking for ways to make the most of their leisure time. With the incredible advancements of technology in recent years, attractions now have the power to provide seamless service to their guests from the very first planning stages of their visit. Watch our webinar to learn more about the shining new standard in smart park technology!