Bremen, 4 February 2015. Whether it’s for the theatre, rock concerts or football matches
– more and more consumers are buying their tickets on the Internet. With
www.eventim.de, CTS EVENTIM, Europe’s leading ticket service provider, operates the
best German online ticket portal. That was the result of a consumer survey for the
specialist magazine FOCUS-MONEY. In the ‘Germany test’, over 1,000 customers gave
five major German ticket shops marks in eight categories.
The test winner eventim.de impressed the customers, receiving top marks for the
website, transaction and processing, and ticket range. The online shop leads the way in
terms of ticket search and quick loading times, for example. Consumers also praised the
variety of tickets on offer and the fast ticket delivery times. Malte Blumenthal, Senior Vice
President of EVENTIM, said: ‘The accolade is acknowledgement of our hard work. We
want to offer the customer everything ahead of the event to ensure they experience the
live event in the best possible way. To achieve this, we support the customer from the
first contact, with everything from mobile venue plans to fan tickets and entry to the
venue via smartphone. Customers already expect much more than just a ticket, and that
trend will only increase in future.’
According to the test report, around 125 million event tickets were sold in Germany in
2014. Approximately 40% of those were bought online, with the figure on an upward
trend. The highlights on stage in 2015 include AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen and U2.
More than 100 million tickets for over 200,000 concerts and sporting and cultural events
in 23 countries are sold via the EVENTIM Group systems each year. In addition to
eventim.de, online portals such as oeticket.com, ticketcorner.ch, ticketcorner.ch,
ticketone.it, lippu.fi and entradas.com belong to the EVENTIM Group. EVENTIM is also
the exclusive ticketing partner of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.