Tag: best practices

How food tours increase bookings with reviews

Every food tour has the goal of increased bookings, but exactly how that is goal achieved is open to debate. Success stories do have one thing in common – a prominent ranking on popular review websites. This post looks at examples of how food tours increase bookings with well earned reviews, plus a little known secret…
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A Crowd Safety Lesson From Lollapalooza

Last week, line-up for Lollapalooza 2013 was made known. And along with music festival’s line-up comes a candid admission about crowd safety stemming from Lollapalooza 2012. The weather related safety lesson from last year’s event is applicable to any outdoor event no matter the crowd size. A Crowd Safety Lesson Music critic Greg Kot has…
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Will The Sequester Affect My Ticket Sales

Q: Will The Sequester Affect My Ticket Sales?

Many venue owners are asking “Will The Sequester Affect My Ticket Sales?” It depends on the type of event you have, but the ultimate answer will come from consumer sentiment. This post looks at how the sequester is impacting venues and events and suggests a way to offset any negative effects the sequester may have. Sequester 2013…
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Sell Rodeo Tickets Online

Should you sell rodeo tickets online ...or not?

With the Age of the Internet well underway, it is a foregone conclusion you should sell rodeo tickets online…or is it? Two big rodeos in Oklahoma and Oregon are selling tickets the old fashion way, but that may not be the best way to serve the needs of the buyers. Find out if time honored traditions for…
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How to Use Ticket Presales

Sell More, Sooner - How to Use Ticket Presales

Last week, consumer advocate Nedra Rhone published some tips to help consumers get tickets to popular events. Rhone’s list of tips are insider tactics used by the ticketing industry that she encourages the public to try for themselves  Of particular vote to venue owners is the emphasis on how to use presales. Since Rhone is known…
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Small Business Ticket Sales & Senate House Bill 1353

As a sidebar to our lighthearted #FeeFreeFriday, this post looks at small business ticket sales in a more serious tone. Recent legal developments in the states of Maryland and Florida need to be closely monitored by small and mid-sized venues. The outcomes will impact your ability to make money.

Best Practices In Crowd Safety

It’s the day of your big event. Everything is set and all systems are go! The line to get in is getting longer, and longer – is your crowd safety policy up to the task? The time to review the best practices in crowd safety is  preemptively, long before the event start date. To help you, this…
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How to add bicycles to a walking tour

You may be surprised just how easy it is to expand your current walking tour to include the use of bicycles as a lucrative ticket upsell. Tour guides should consider expanding their service to include bicycles because more cities are building new bike lanes and “bike-only” areas that are away from the roads cars use.…
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