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Ticketea grows 50% in 2016

The Madrid-based ticketing platform sold 5.2m tickets last year, bringing its total transaction value to more than €150m since 2009

By IQ on 25 Jan 2017

Javier Andrés Marín, Ticketea

Ticketea CEO Javier Andrés

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Last year was the best to date for Spanish DIY ticketing platform Ticketea, with 5.2 million tickets issued worldwide using its software.

The figure amounts to 50% year-on-year growth – only slightly less than the remarkable 55% growth, as reported in the International Ticketing Yearbook 2016, achieved by the Madrid-based company in 2015 – pushing the value of transactions since Ticketea’s founding in 2010 over the €150 million mark.

The company also increased the number of events, including concerts, music festivals, conferences and smaller-scale events such as birthday parties and speed-dating events, using its platform 16%, to 20,500.

A total of 25.7m people from 181 countries visited the Ticketea site in 2016, which the company notes, had they “formed a queue at a box office, would start in Leon [in Spain] and reach Tokyo”.

Ticketea won prizes for best use of technology and best service provider at the inaugural Iberian Festival Awards last March.


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