Are Ticket Touts taking over the Events Industry
24th March 2017
Ticket touting is a massive issue for the events world today, with new technology making it easier than ever for secondary sellers to resell tickets at extortionately inflated prices. The mass amount of tickets being sold in this way is changing the shape of the industry, making it a less affordable activity for the masses. It is Event Managers responsibility to make sure attendees are not mislead and they can attain their rights as consumers. So, what should they be doing to stop this?
Many steps are being made right now to fight back, but is it enough? Or is there more to be done?
Here’s a summary of the main issues and actions surrounding tout activity. (Please turn on your sound).
So what do you think? Should ‘BOTS’ be made illegal following the laws set in New York? Or, will growing technology only bring new ways for them to operate?
Have you or anyone you know been affected by such scams? We’d love to hear your stories!
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