Online Ticket Express & co-brands are the leading resellers of event tickets specializing in sports, Music and Theater events in Europe. With a worldwide reach since 1994 our customers can buy regular to VIP tickets to the high demand sports events, music concerts and theatrical events in Europe. With years of experience we aim to provide the best tickets for the best prices guaranteed. We have a dedicated customer support team to provide the best service to our customers.
Sports Tourism is a multi-billion dollar business and one of the fastest developing areas out of the $4.5 trillion global travel and tourism industry. It’s an international business attracting wide range of media coverage, investment, as well as political interest, travelers and sports fans. The most popular and notable global sporting events are the Football (called “Soccer” in the USA) FIFA World Cup and the Olympics, followed by the European Football Championships. Other popular sports events such as Rugby Union World Cup and Formula 1 Grand Prix also attract a large number of worldwide visitors. While the number of sports tourists moves on an annual basis depending on the events taking place, the average is estimated on 12 million international trips that are made for the purpose of watching a sporting event. The sports tourism market is expected to grow annually at around 6% for the next five years.
Source: WTO (World Tourism Organization)
The main reason to enter this market is the fact that this segment is "hot" and makes a big buzz and brings traffic and customers. Sport events are also leverage for the sales of flight and hotel and not just "secondary product" that was purchased after you have decided to reach a destination. A marketing discussion about destinations became clear when they saw that cities such as Barcelona or Manchester enjoyed a big jump in hotel occupancy dates when the football clubs (FC Barcelona and Manchester United respectively) were hosting the match.
Our program is built in a very dynamic way and we adapt to the demands or needs of our partners, all this is in order to facilitate and to give dedicated service. The partnership program started as we notice that the area of sports tourism was growing and the goal is to increase your profit margins as well as giving tools to make up-sells of high quality, and all of this while you are receiving priority handling that secures you the best sits in the best prices.