Alexander McQueen Exhibit- Record Online Sales with OmniTicket
This summer OmniTicket Network provided the online ticketing solution for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. The exhibit was resounding success, and based on the intense interest of the public, the exhibition was extended for an additional week.
After the exhibit ended, the Museum officially announced that the exhibit attracted 661, 509 visitors during its run from May 4 to August 7, placing it among the Museum’s top 10 most visited exhibitions ever held at the Met in its 141-year history.
“We were excited to provide the online ticketing for such an important exhibit, ” says Mickey Carlson, COO of North American Operations for OmniTicket Network. “And it was great to see such a positive response from the public.”
Tall Ships Event a Success for Chicago’s Navy Pier
The Chicago Navy Pier brought back the Tall Ships for their popular “A Taste of Tall Ships” event this August selling tickets through the Overview System both onsite and online. For this 4-day event OmniTicket Network supplied additional ticket sales stations and scanners onsite to help manage ticketing for the event. Tickets were also available for purchase through the Navy Pier’s website using OmniTicket Network’s hosted Nexus solution.
Visitors were able to purchase print-at-home tickets in advance for the four days of dockside boarding of the six Tall Ships that docked at the Navy Pier for the special event held August 11-14th.
“Our team is always glad to be involved with this type of special event. We can provide cost-effective hardware and software rentals, as well as experienced resources to help support the event’s ticket sales onsite and online, ” says Mickey Carlson, COO of North American Operations for OmniTicket Network. “And in this case our support team got a chance to enjoy the Tall Ships as well!”
OmniTicket Supports IAAPA International Charity Golf Tournament
OmniTicket Network is proud to sponsor the 9th Annual IAAPA International Charity Golf Tournament by providing online registration services for the tournament. The tournament will take place during the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2011 in Orlando, Nov. 13-18, 2011 and supports Give Kids the World Village, a resort that creates magical moments for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
“We’re delighted to provide online registration services for the IAAPA Charity Golf Tournament again this year, ” says John Davies, the Director of Operations for OmniTicket Network’s UK operations. “We really appreciate the chance to support such a wonderful charity.”
This year’s tournament will be held at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club, Orlando World Center Marriott Resort on Sunday, November 13. The playing slots are limited and available on a
first-come, first-served basis through the registration site hosted by OmniTicket Network. The registration deadline is set for October 31, 2011.
Stonehenge Using Overview System during 2011
OmniTicket Network has installed the Overview Ticketing and Access Control solution at Stonehenge, an English Heritage site, for a trial run during 2011. The installed system at this prehistoric monument is comprised of three complete ticket stations used to produce barcoded tickets that are then scanned at one of four wireless hand scanners to control access. In addition, newly offered ruggedized hand-held wireless ticket sales stations are being evaluated for portable/mobile walk-about ticket sales.
“It’s incredible to see one of the world’s oldest monuments successfully using the very latest in ticketing technology”, says John Davies, the Director of UK Operations for OmniTicket Network.
To make sure the new system integrates smoothly with the existing Stonehenge operations, an interface has been put in place with the English Heritage’s management reporting package to allow data to be automatically uploaded to head office.
Edinburgh Zoo Debuts Newly Designed Admissions Area (and the OmniTicket Solution)
The Edinburgh Zoo recently redesigned their admissions area to coincide with the installation of OmniTicket Network’s Overview ticketing system.
“OmniTicket was very happy to provide input to the design team to provide the best ergonomic layout, ” says John Davies, the Director of UK Operations for OmniTicket Network. “The design and installation of the new system was completed in preparation for the increase in visitor numbers expected with the arrival the Giant Pandas later this year. “
The newly installed system is comprised of seven complete ticket stations, a photo ID station for season passes and three wireless access control hand scanners. A new laser-counter unit for the exit is in place to allow the Zoo to determine the entry and exit trends of visitors.
Overview System Supports First Phase at Floriade 2012
The OmniTicket Network team recently installed the Overview Ticketing and Access Control Solution at Floriade for their visitor centre and cable car system. Tickets are currently available online at http://www.floriade.com.