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Top Sightseeing Pass Provider Go City Partners With Global Lead in Branded Entertainment Destination

Top Sightseeing Pass Provider Go City Partners With Global Lead in Branded Entertainment Destination

27 April 2024 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

Go City, the world’s leading sightseeing pass brand, has expanded its offerings through a strategic partnership with Merlin Entertainments, the global leader in branded entertainment destinations. The London Pass, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and Go City London has now been enhanced to include seven of the iconic city’s top experiences.

Alton Towers accident costs Merlin £47m

Alton Towers accident costs Merlin £47m

Merlin Entertainments has revealed an accident at Alton Towers earlier this year could cost the company as much as £47 million. Four people were seriously injured during the incident on the ‘Smiler’ rollercoaster in June. The park was closed temporarily as a result of the accident, with a subsequent knock on affect hitting early summer trading.

Merlin chief takes up role with British Hospitality Association

Merlin chief takes up role with British Hospitality Association

Nick Varney, chief executive of Merlin Entertainments, has been appointed to the role of chairman of the British Hospitality Association. He will assume the position when incumbent Alan Parker steps down on January 1st 2015. In his new role, Varney will join the BHA Board of Directors, working with chief executive Ufi Ibrahim and the executive team in the important lead up to the UK general election and the new political environment that will follow.

Merlin Entertainments seeks to boost Asia Pacific footprint

Merlin Entertainments seeks to boost Asia Pacific footprint

Merlin Entertainments has made an A$140m takeover bid through subsidiary Merlin Australia for Living and Leisure Australia Group, owner of nine visitor attractions in Asia Pacific. The LLA directors have unanimously recommended the offer to shareholders with Merlin now set to acquire Melbourne Aquarium and the Hotham and Falls Creek ski resorts in Victoria, Australia.

CVC Capital buys £2.25bn stake in Merlin

CVC Capital buys £2.25bn stake in Merlin

29 June 2010 Tourism News

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has acquired a 28 percent stake in theme park operator Merlin Entertainments for £2.25bn. Blackstone meanwhile reduces its stake and Dubai International Capital disposes of its remaining shares.

Merlin growth “on track” despite shelved IPO

Merlin growth “on track” despite shelved IPO

9 March 2010 Tourism News

Merlin Entertainments has said it remains on target to grow this year despite having to shelve plans for a stock market floatation. The group, whose attractions include Madame Tussauds, Legoland, the London Eye and Alton Towers, said visitor numbers rose 9.7 per cent to 38.5 million during 2009.