Aberdeen venue introduces new ticketing security system

The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) will be using a new ticketing system to tackle the growing problem of touts selling tickets at inflated prices, reports Evening Express.

The Ticketmaster Access Manager labels every ticket with a barcode which is then scanned by a staff member when people arrive at the centre, which is one of the biggest Aberdeen venues. Tickets and corresponding barcodes can also be sent to mobile phones, with staff scanning the phone screen to confirm that the ticket was legitimately purchased.

Brian Horsburgh, acting managing director at AECC, told the website: "We feel the new services give us an advantage we can pass on to our customers, with the best levels of service and security when making their purchases."

The AECC is a major events venue in the city, while it also offers excellent facilities as a conference venue, catering for the needs of both local and national businesses.

According to a recent report from the Press and Journal, the AECC will not be receiving a loan from Scottish Enterprise to assist its funding problem.

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