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  • ‘Getting in’ is more costly than ever
  • ‘Getting in’ is more costly than ever
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What’s the future of ticketing?

Gone are the days when you'd queue to buy a ticket for a concert, or wait for one to arrive in the post. As ticket touting grows into a money-grabbing monster and legitimate ticketing goes mobile, how we buy tickets for everything from train journeys to football matches is fundamentally changing.

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Long gone are the days when you'd queue up at the box office to purchase a ticket for a music or sporting event, or patiently wait for a paper ticket to arrive in the post. With the internet and ever-evolving technology, ticketing is increasingly digital. And as mobile technology advances, it could soon be all done through a touchscreen. But there are downsides to this brave new world?

We've all been there – waiting patiently at our computers for the moment tickets go on sale, finger poised above the refresh button, only to find that they’ve all been sold ...



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