PRESS RELEASE: “Worldticketshop Sees 30 Percent Increase in Sales with Launch of Marketplace” Groningen, The Netherlands (Worldticketshop) October 5, 2010 – Worldticketshop has launched its long-awaited marketplace for buying and selling tickets. Lovers of live entertainment in music, sports and theater have a new platform where they can secure... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: “Luminar Embraces Fatsoma’s Social Ticketing Website” London, ENG (Luminar Leisure) October 4, 2010 – Luminar Leisure, the UK’s largest nightclub operator is trialling the UK’s leading self service ticket listing platform ‘fatsoma.com’ to drive footfall into its network of 78 clubs. The Fatsoma site (www.fatsoma.com), will sell... Read more
The offices of German ticketing giant CTS Eventim recently were raided by law enforcement officials as part of an investigation into a ticket scandal with the 2006 World Cup, which was held in that country. According to press reports, prosecutors are investigating how ticket brokers and resellers were able... Read more
Investigators from 27 European Union member states in the spring and summer quietly monitored more than 400 ticket resale Web sites, and officials this week said they found enough problems to warrant further study. During a press conference in Brussels today, September 16, John Dalli, the EU’s health and... Read more
UK-based viagogo, the four year old ticket resale site which is one of the largest secondary sellers in Europe, recently negotiated even more partnership deals to further expand its involvement in the European market. Earlier this month, the company announced a deal with England’s Aston Villa Football Club as... Read more
The Switzerland-based ticketing and travel packages company MATCH Services AG is investigating an alleged massive security breach of its computerized information systems that resulted in the identities of thousands of World Cup customers being exposed to black marketers. Names, passport numbers, dates of birth and other personal information reportedly... Read more
According to a recent private survey in Australia, nearly 50 percent of Australians are not opposed to ticket resale, as long as the industry is monitored. Australian ticket vendor Moshtix conducted the survey in response to a government initiative to examine the impact of ticket resale in Australia. In... Read more
The 2010 World Cup isn’t the only big news coming out of South Africa this July. The world of online ticket sales in South Africa recently received a boost with the announcement of a partnership between U.S.-based online ticketing site TicketBiscuit and South Africa-based Tixsa. Aimed at moving in... Read more
The Australian government has begun surveying its citizens as part of its ongoing investigation of ticket scalping in the country. Officials plan to use the results to determine the effect of the secondary market on the ticket industry and how to retool Australia’s current resale laws. Reselling laws vary... Read more
The British secondary market remains active in the sale of Wimbledon tickets, despite years of study and attempts by UK officials to quash it. Numerous brokers in Great Britain are reselling tickets to matches at the All England Club event this year, and even British newspaper The Daily Mirror... Read more