Airline Exec Calls For Less Restrictive Ticketing Options
Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, some airlines are calling for less-restrictive fare options, which would allow passengers to purchase tickets without fear of cancelling their flight. Earlier this month, JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes said in a Washington Post webinar that going forward, carriers will need less-restrictive fare options to... Read more
Fuller: Where Is The Love? Finding Community At Live Events
By: Eric Fuller I took the last week off from working on Rescue Meet ( https://www.RescueMeet.com ), my project to help the live entertainment industry regroup and resume because it just didn’t seem all that important when compared to the issues of life and death which were playing out live on... Read more
Opinion: StubHub Restructuring Could Present Grave Future
By: Eric Fuller Yesterday, Forbes magazine published an article describing the epic misfortune of Eric Baker and Viagogo purchasing StubHub just in time to see the entire live events industry decimated by Covid-19. https://www.forbes.com/sites/noahkirsch/2020/05/27/worst-deal-ever/#7647a10788d1 This morning, Billboard published an article confirming that StubHub’s president Sukhinder Singh Cassidy and 200... Read more
StubHub President Resigns As Company Cuts More Jobs
StubHub President Sukhinder Singh Cassidy has announced her resignation following two years in the post. Her exit comes as the company faces economic struggles brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, including a barrage of event cancellations, employee furloughs and refund-centered lawsuits. However, Singh Cassidy says she planned to leave... Read more
Ticketek To Be World’s First Ticketing Platform To Offer Afterpay
TEG, the global live entertainment, ticketing and technology company, is proud to announce that Ticketek will be the world’s first ticketing platform to offer Afterpay, the world’s largest buy-now-pay later service. Afterpay will be integrated into the Ticketek website and apps as a payment option in the coming months. It will... Read more
CTS EVENTIM Publishes First-Quarter 2020 Results
CTS EVENTIM, one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment, had a strong start to the 2020 financial year, but is now faced in March 2020 with severe impacts on revenue and earnings. The reason for this is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the various... Read more
Relaxed Social Distancing Decreases Death Toll In Sweden
As much of the world navigates the coronavirus pandemic, Sweden took an unconventional approach in tackling COVID-19. The country never officially entered lockdown and has allowed schools, restaurants and most businesses to stay open as usual. Even crowded places like nightclubs have kept operations going with the extent of... Read more
Judge Rules In Favor of StubHub in Misappropriation Lawsuit
A ruling by a California federal judge dealt a substantial blow to a lawsuit brought by a former competitor of StubHub, which alleged the secondary ticketing site illegally used proprietary code after hiring employees from that competitor. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson granted partial summary judgement to StubHub... Read more
Tickets.Com Technology Is Ready For Social Distance Seating
As the country and globe phase into a new normal, venues are struggling to adapt seating to new ticketing and seating scenarios. Tickets.com has been busy sharing information with clients to educate them on the existing capabilities of the ProVenue® system to better prepare them for upcoming events. “We... Read more
ShowTix4U To Launch New Theater Streaming Platform
Online ticketing platform ShowTix4U is teaming with Music Theatre International and Broadway Media Distribution to create a new streaming service targeting arts organizations struggling to present theatrical shows amid the current pandemic. The partnership aims to help schools and arts organizations put on shows to stream while mass gatherings... Read more