Staying Safe Online with Merlin

Staying Safe Online The Internet is an important part of life in today’s society. Social media, work, shopping and banking is now common occurrence online. So it’s important to be careful with your personal data. Scams have become more effective with their increased sophistication, so people need to be even more vigilant. Read our non-technical […]

How does EPOS work for retail?

How does EPOS work for retail? While the success of most established brands is now leveraged behind optimised supply chains and huge economies of scale, the secret to exponential growth is just as achievable for the sole trader as it is for multinational organisations. Mastering the formula has lead to success for many leading retailers, […]

July 2018 News Roundup

In this new section, we’ll be reviewing the latest trends and developments within the UK tourism market. This month, our focus is on the economy and some of the biggest and brightest projects across the British Isles. Tourism on the rise thanks to weak pound Figures have been published for UK’s inbound tourism in 2017, […]

Should Museums Charge for Admission?

One of the most difficult challenges for museums is defining a charging structure that offers value for money, promotes long-term growth, meets fundraising objectives and encourages engagement from both local and tourist populations. We were lucky enough to catch a seminar given by DC research on their AIM commissioned study at the Museums & Heritage […]

Merlin Tickets, Official Ticketing Partners

As part of our commitment to improving our online ticketing system, we recently ran a live trial with Mid-Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce (MYCCI) to provide online booking, check-in and delegate badge printing for their largest annual event, the Kirklees Business Conference. Our objective was to pilot some of our newly developed tools in a live […]

The Need to Knows of Gift-Aid

Originally started in 1990, albeit with very different rules, Gift-Aid is a great opportunity for charities to increase their fundraising potential by up to 25%; all that it takes is an eligible donation and express consent from the donor. In this short article we’ll be looking at some of the common pitfalls and top tips […]

Digital Strategies for Attractions in 2018

In 2016 the UK soared past Mexico and Germany to become the 6th most visited tourist destination on the planet. Competition has never been fiercer among thousands of historic sites and visitor centres across the country to tap into the growing market of domestic and international visitors. While national theme parks have always benefited from […]