Visitor numbers up at Alton Towers owner

The National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham is one of Merlin Entertainments' tourist attractions
Theme park and leisure group Merlin Entertainments hopes it has laid the foundations for a successful summer after increasing visitor numbers during the first half of the year. The owner of West Midlands attractions Alton Towers, Bear Grylls Adventure and Warwick Castle welcomed nearly 1m more visitors, which generated an 8% increase in revenue to £763m. Nick Varney, Merlin's chief executive, said: "Group performance year to date has been broadly in line with our expectations in the seasonally quieter first half of the year." ... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...