Madame Tussauds owner Merlin warns that the weak euro could hit UK tourismComments Off on Madame Tussauds owner Merlin warns that the weak euro could hit UK tourism
Chief executive Nick Varney, who floated the business in 2013, said Merlin was “mindful” that tourists in the eurozone might find it too expensive to come over to Britain this year.
But good weather in Europe meant its attractions elsewhere on the continent, which include Gardaland amusement park in Italy and Sea Life Paris, were doing well.
Merlin said like-for-like revenue was up 3.3% in the first 18 weeks of the year.
Its two Legoland parks in the United States were boosted by the huge success of The Lego Movie.
Yoda will be one of the models on display at Madame Tussauds this summer
The group, which is second only to Disney in the world visitor attractions market, is also looking to take advantage of the hype surrounding the seventh Star Wars film.
It will open attractions related to the saga at Madame Tussauds in London and Berlin this month.