August 31, 2006 Sean Burns
Vernon, CT- TicketNetwork Direct, the leading source for the ticket industry’s most comprehensive inventory, today announced it is partnering with over twenty regional city guide websites. TicketNetwork Direct provides these city websites with seamless access from the city guide homepage to tickets for popular local shows, concerts and sporting events.
These “City” websites incorporate TicketNetwork Direct’s offerings alongside their other city specific information that is valuable to visitors and locals alike. TicketNetwork Direct enhances the ticket offerings of city guide websites with the latest information on local and regional shows and events.
“Ticket Network Direct is the most professional online ticket organization we have encountered,” said Michael Castello, President, Castello Cities, Inc. “Our Nashville.com ticket sales have increased four hundred percent since we switched our account to them. Their massive inventory has proved crucial to continuously providing tickets to our destination sites such as PalmSprings.com and LagunaBeach.com as well as our non-city sites such as GolfClub.com and KingTut.com,” added Castello.
“TicketNetwork Direct is one of those rare companies that really does leverage the efficiencies made possible by the internet,” said Sean Miller, CEO, NewYorkCity.com, Inc. “Not only have we found their inventory to be best in class, their proprietary system connects us directly to ticket brokers nationwide. These direct relationships allows NYC.com to live up to our mission to provide the best prices, selection and value to consumers interested in New York City theater, concerts or events. Other major brokers simply cannot compete with TicketNetwork Direct’s offerings,” Miller added.
Boulevards.com currently has thirteen city sites, including SanAntonio.com and Seattle.com, featuring tickets from TicketNetworkDirect. “With our newly co-branded home page, customers experience a cohesive transition from our city guide sites to TicketNetwork Direct’s premium ticket site with the same look and feel of the home page,” said David Contreras, Business Development, Boulevards New Media Inc. “The ticket channel partnership has added visibility to our sites and increased traffic from tourists and residents in the cities where our websites are concentrated,” added Contreras.
“We are pleased that TicketNetworkDirect is the industry standard for powering the ticketing component of several city guide websites. These sites are often the first destination for tourists planning to purchase tickets to events and performances in major markets,” said Don Vaccaro, CEO of TicketNetwork. “Ticket Network Direct equips our partner sites with the advantages of offering the largest selection of tickets at the lowest prices.”
About TicketNetwork Direct
TicketNetwork Direct powers city websites with seamless access to the ticketing industry’s largest inventory for popular local performances, shows, concerts and sporting events at the lowest prices. TicketNetwork Direct enhances the ticket offerings of city guide websites with the latest on shows and events—information that is valuable to tourist and locals.
TicketNetwork.com provides leading-edge software that powers the world’s largest ticket exchange system. TicketNetwork Point-of-Sale(TM) software provides brokers with comprehensive online tools to manage and grow their businesses. TicketNetwork Exchange(TM) is a powerful ticketing tool that enables brokers to access to the world’s largest aggregate ticket-distribution channel. TicketNetwork Web Services(TM) creates customized e-commerce websites in both hosted and plug-in formats for Customer wishing a private Labeled solution. TicketNetwork.com was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut. For more information, visit http://www.ticketnetwork.com/strategic/index.aspx