Spokane, WA - June 4, 2007 - TicketsWest, one of the leading ticketing service providers in the United States, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Paciolan, Inc., the leading provider of venue ticketing software solutions, to provide ticketing application software for all of its venues and clients. TicketsWest will immediately begin transitioning its venues and clients to the Paciolan platform.
With this agreement in place, TicketsWest is positioned to strengthen and grow its business in the short term and long term by taking advantage of the new functionalities provided by Paciolan's software. TicketsWest clients will be able to offer their patrons SCANTIX digital ticketing services through Paciolan's Access Management technology. Integrated with the TicketsWest core ticketing system, Access Management provides venues with automated ticket scanning and validation, as well as on-demand attendance reporting. Consumers will also benefit from the added convenience of printing tickets at home through the TicketsWest website. Additionally, TicketsWest clients will be able to use the new functionality to create email marketing communications which should drive more consumers to TicketsWest's website for ticket transactions.
"The philosophies of our companies align extraordinarily well," said Jack Lucas, President of TicketsWest. "Our mission is to provide our customers market leading technology and solutions backed by great customer service and Paciolan has the same objective. This made Paciolan the clear choice to provide our new ticketing system infrastructure."
"TicketsWest is one of the leading ticketing service providers in the United States. TicketsWest choosing Paciolan for its ticketing software solution is a significant milestone for Paciolan and further cements Paciolan's leadership position in the arena and pro sports ticketing market," said Dave Butler, President and CEO of Paciolan.
TicketsWest provides event ticket distribution services and offers ticketing inventory management systems, call center services, and outlet and electronic channel distribution. TicketsWest and WestCoast Entertainment, which promotes and presents a variety of entertainment events, constitute the Entertainment Division of Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE:RLH).
Red Lion Hotels Corporation
Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE:RLH) is a hospitality and leisure company primarily engaged in the ownership, operation and franchising of midscale and upscale, full service hotels under its Red Lion® brand. As of March 31, 2007, the Red Lion hotel network was comprised of 57 hotels located in eight states and one Canadian province, with 10,001 rooms and 503,529 square feet of meeting space. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.redlion.com.
Founded in 1980, Paciolan is a leading ticketing software company, providing ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions for large entertainment organizations across North America. Paciolan provides a wholly integrated infrastructure that puts organizations and their partners in direct control of their customer relationships, brands and revenue potential. Primary markets include college athletics, professional sports, performing arts, arenas and museums. Collectively, clients of Paciolan sell over 100 million tickets annually representing approximately 25% of all live event tickets sold in the US. Paciolan is a privately held corporation based in Irvine, California.
|National Contact:||Jack Lucas|
|Title:||President, TicketsWest |