SAN RAFAEL, Calif., & RICHMOND, Va. (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Tickets to live events can be costly and include some risk. If ticket holders suddenly get sick, lose their job, or have a loved one who becomes ill or injured, they may not be able to go to the eventO and could lose their ticket investment as well. A new insurance option from In Ticketing gives peace of mind to concert goers and helps them save money.
In Ticketing, known for facilitating advance ticket sales for premier festivals such as the Harmony Festival, Reggae on the River and Burning Man; venues such as Pine Mountain Amphitheater, Boom Boom Room and 12 Galaxies; and promoters like Sunset Promotions and Renegade Productions, now has a solution for fans. In Ticketing now offers Event Ticket Protector(SM) insurance, developed by leading specialty insurance and assistance provider World Access. Event Ticket Protector provides a full refund of the purchase price, including shipping fees and taxes, if the ticket holder cannot go to the event for a number of personal, medical or travel reasons.
"Our customers often make a substantial ticket investment, and it's frequently made months in advance. Insurance is a great way to protect that investment," explained Steve Weisz, CEO & Founder of In Ticketing. "We expect the insurance solution to increase client ticket sales since it gives fans more confidence to buy event tickets that are costly or far-off," Weisz said. "Now they can make an earlier purchase decision rather than potentially miss out on an event."
In fact, Weisz stated that the key reasons for offering ticket insurance is to increase good will with fans and increase client ticket sales by driving earlier purchase decisions and even converting the undecided.
"In Ticketing has a history of offering great services for fans and event planners and early adoption of Event Ticket Protector in the primary market is another example of their commitment, said Cassie Brinkley, Vice President with World Access, noting that event ticket insurance has grown increasingly popular since it launched in 2006. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers