IOC Sponsor Alibaba to Run Ticketing for 2022 Beijing Games
The e-commerce giant Alibaba will be the official ticketing and services provider for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee revealed this week. Through the agreement, Alibaba will provide a fully-digital ticket program, allowing fans to both purchase and redistribute tickets securely using its data-driven analytics... Read more
Just Over 60 Percent of Tickets Sold for 2018 PyeongChang Olympics
Another ticket sales update has been provided by Olympics organizers for the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, revealing that just over 60 percent of tickets had been sold with under 50 days to go. As of Thursday, The Korea Herald reports that 655,000 tickets, or 61% of... Read more
South Korea Offers Free Olympics Tickets & Travel for Instagram Posts
Ticket sales to the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea have been concerningly slow since their onsale, and now with less than two months to go, officials are scrambling to be sure that seats will be filled at the Winter Games. Seoulian, an organization that promotes commerce, investment and... Read more
Only Half Of All Tickets Sold to PyeongChang Olympics
Call it lack of tourism attraction or fear of political tensions, but no matter the cause, poor ticket sales to the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in PyeongChang, South Korea have been a concern for months. Already, the Korean Federation of Banks have purchased tickets to subsidize slow sales... Read more
2018 Winter Olympics Tickets Sales Could Set Historic Low
At a little less than 100 days out, slow-selling seats at the largely televised Winter Olympics are not unusual. Next year’s Pyeongchang Olympics and Paralympics in particular, though, are on track to set a possible historic low in ticket sales and attendance. On October 28, USA Today reported that... Read more
South Korean Banks Bail Out Olympics for Poor Ticket Sales
Ticket sales for next year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea have been notably slow, hitting less than 7% of their target for local sales earlier this month, presumably due to tensions with their neighboring country to the North. Last week, France was the first participating nation to threaten... Read more
South Korean Olympics Sales Slow
The 2018 Winter Olympics are just five months away, but ticket sales suggest that attendance is not highly anticipated. Many have speculated that the reasoning for slow sales is this year’s location: PyeongChang, South Korea. Tickets for the winter games went on sale in February, and organizers set a... Read more