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18 May 2017
Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) has entered into agreement with Ticketmaster as exclusive ticketing services provider for Venues Wellington.
WREDA General Manager, Venues, Marketing & Destination Development David Perks says the robust tender process has secured a good deal for Wellington audiences and ratepayers, as well as event clients.
“Major event venues throughout the world enter into exclusive ticketing services relationships because they are efficient, cost-effective and convenient for customers. Venues Wellington – like other Australasian venues - has worked exclusively with a single provider for many years, and took the opportunity to go to market to secure a new, competitive deal on behalf of Wellington ratepayers.
Mr Perks says that the ticketing experience for Venues Wellington patrons will remain easy and user friendly.
“Ticketmaster is one of the largest operators in Australasia, with extensive experience in comparable venue operations. We are pleased to partner with them, and look forward to their making a positive contribution to Venues Wellington operations and our customers’ experience.”
Mr Perks says the tender process looked at all aspects of ticketing.
“Through our close working relationships with clients we have an understanding of their needs developed through many years of partnership. During a robust closed tender process, we thoroughly considered all the systems, costs and benefits for everybody involved, and I’m confident we’ve chosen the right option.”
Mr Perks noted that the decision to award the new contract to Ticketmaster follows a long and successful relationship with Ticketek.
“Ticketek has been the Venues ticketing agent for many years and they have been a valued partner with a professional and dedicated team and we thank them for the fantastic support they have provided to us and Wellington throughout that relationship.”