NATB calls London Olympics ticket distribution a failure
Any live entertainment event with high demand and limited ticket inventory typically leads to tickets being resold for much higher than face value and fans are often left to pay the high price or miss out on the event. For some, the chance of seeing such an event outweighs... Read more
Survey: London Olympics ticket sales confuse fans
A new survey by British consumer advocacy Web site Which? reveals that London Olympics fans still have trouble understanding how to get their hands on tickets. Questioning 1,275 adults from across the UK, the survey found that only 7 percent of respondents were confident that they understood how the... Read more
London theaters hope to capitalize on 2012 Olympics tourism
London’s West End is betting that attendees of next summer’s Olympic Games will be theatergoers as well. The Society of London Theatre (SOLT), an association of London-area theater owners and producers, has announced that a number of its shows will extend bookings into the period of the 2012 London... Read more
More ticketing problems for the London Olympics
Even when trying to right the wrongs of its first round of 2012 Olympics ticket sales, the London Olympic Organizing Committee (LOCOG) again faced serious problems in the second round which began last weekend. This second round of sales, targeting only those who missed out on getting tickets during... Read more
London Olympics tickets go on sale again
Those British Olympic fans who lost out in the first, problematic round of 2012 Olympic ticket sales have now learned when they can try again. In recent days, the London Olympic Organizing Committee (LOCOG) announced details of a second round of Olympics ticket sales open to the British public... Read more
Ticket sales continue to bedevil London Olympics organizers
This is certainly not the lead up to the Olympics that event organizers had intended. In the hot seat this week were both London Olympic Organizing Committee (LOCOG) chair Lord Sebastian Coe and chief executive Paul Deighton, who were forced to make the media rounds in an attempt to... Read more
UK fans crash Web site selling London Olympics tickets
The frustrating process of buying tickets for the London 2012 Olympics has led many Brits to seek their tickets elsewhere, in at least one case with disastrous results. Ever resourceful, British fans recently found a way into a purchasing site meant primarily for foreign countries with the aim of... Read more
UK hotel chain dumps London Olympics rooms agreement
The London Olympic Organizing Committee’s (LOCOG) troubles with local hotels have just gotten deeper. The growing animosity between London’s hoteliers and LOCOG, which hit media outlets two weeks ago, has culminated in at least one hotel pulling its rooms out of the committee’s allocation for the Games. Whether other... Read more
London hoteliers angered over London Olympics package prices
The problems with planning London’s 2012 Summer Olympic Games just seem to go on and on. Last month, a large sector of fans buying tickets to the Games online were denied purchase because their VISA credit cards had expiration dates prior to August 2011. VISA fixed the problem, but... Read more
Ticket sales for 2012 London Summer Olympics off to a rocky start
Ticket sales for the 2012 London Summer Olympics started early last week, but you couldn’t say it was smooth sailing in the first days. Within hours of the March 15 launch of LOCOG’s (the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) official Olympics tickets Web site,... Read more