Friday, April 6, 2007

Portsmouth FC and viagogo Launch New Ticket Exchange Facility

Portsmouth FC and viagogo Launch New Ticket Exchange Facility

Pompey to give fans a secure and legal way of trading match tickets.

London, UK (PRWEB) August 18, 2007

viagogo, Europe's leading secondary ticketing company, has today announced an exciting new partnership deal with Portsmouth Football Club.

This deal makes viagogo Portsmouth FC's official secondary ticketing partner and the new service enables ticket holders to legally re-sell their tickets to fellow Pompey fans for fixtures at Fratton Park. This is the first time Portsmouth fans have had this opportunity, as under current laws, all other ways of re-selling football match tickets are illegal. In addition, viagogo will also assist in selling match day hospitality packages for the club.

Viagogo is an online secondary ticket exchange that facilitates the exchange between people who want to sell and people who want to buy live event tickets, allowing them to do so in a safe and guaranteed environment. By managing payment and delivery the company guarantees that buyers will receive their tickets and sellers will receive payment.

This deal extends viagogo's relationship with Premiership clubs. The company launched in August 2006 by announcing ticketing partnerships with Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC and this year it has launched its secondary ticketing exchange service with Everton FC and Blackburn Rovers FC in the Premiership, FC Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and Hearts in the Scottish Premiership. No other online ticketing exchange has developed the capability or the relationships to offer this service to football fans.

Eric Baker, CEO of viagogo said. "We offer fans the only legal opportunity to re-sell tickets, and we do so in a safe, convenient and guaranteed way. Pompey fans finally have the chance to purchase hard-to-get or sold out tickets to matches without illegally buying tickets from un-secure online vendors or match day ticket touts." 

Paul Bell, Director of Marketing and Commercial at Portsmouth FC commented: "Working with viagogo means that we can now offer supporters a great new service that benefits everyone involved. It's a facility that's been proven to work for both clubs and fans alike. We look forward to a great partnership with viagogo and a great season ahead."

The Portsmouth viagogo ticket exchange will be located at http://portsmouth. viagogo. co. uk (http://portsmouth. viagogo. co. uk) and can be accessed through the club's official website at www. portsmouthfc. co. uk

For more information about viagogo please contact
Melissa Varcoe or Harry Porter at freud communications
Tel: 020 3003 6300; Email: firstname. surname(at)freud. com

About viagogo
Viagogo is an online secondary ticket exchange that allows people to buy and sell live event tickets in a safe and secure environment. What that means is that viagogo facilitates and guarantees the exchange between someone who wants to sell and someone who wants to buy live event tickets. By managing payment and delivery we guarantee that buyers will receive their tickets and sellers will receive payment. For this service, viagogo takes a commission which is a percentage of each exchange.

Viagogo was set up in August 2006 by the co-founder of StubHub. com, the leading online secondary ticketing company in the US that was acquired in March 2007 by eBay for $307m. Based on an already proven business model and adapted for the European market, viagogo is the first and leading business of its kind in Europe, bringing efficiency and transparency to what has traditionally been a murky marketplace. It is therefore the best place to buy and sell live event tickets in a secure and guaranteed way.

Since it launched, viagogo has developed a portfolio of partnership deals with world-leading UK and European sports teams, media companies and charities. It is the official secondary ticketing partner of football clubs Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC, Everton FC, Blackburn Rovers FC and FC Bayern Munich, as well as Rugby Union clubs Leicester Tigers and London Wasps. Among other deals, viagogo has also signed partnerships with lastminute. com, Europe's leading independent online travel and leisure group, major global music company Warner Music International, and charities Amnesty International, Music for Relief and Leonard Cheshire. viagogo is the online destination of choice for people seeking tickets for major live events of all kinds across Europe.

In August 2007, viagogo launched operations in the U. S. with an exclusive partnership with the NFL's Cleveland Browns. For more information, visit www. viagogo. com.

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BridgeStreet Worldwide Recognised as Best Serviced Apartment Company 2010 at the Business Travel Awards

BridgeStreet Worldwide Recognised as Best Serviced Apartment Company 2010 at the Business Travel Awards

BridgeStreet Worldwide, a leading international provider of serviced apartments, announced that it has been recognised as the Best Serviced Apartment Company 2010 at the Business Travel Awards gala event.

London (PRWEB) February 2, 2010

BridgeStreet Worldwide (http://www. bridgestreet. co. uk/), a leading international provider of serviced apartments (http://www. bridgestreet. co. uk/serviced_apartments/Why_Serviced_Apartments. htm), announced that it has been recognised as the Best Serviced Apartment Company 2010 at the Business Travel Awards (http://www. businesstravelawards. com/Home. asp) gala event. BridgeStreet received this prestigious recognition in part for its technology and system-led innovations, as well as first class customer service, excellent team work and environmental practices.

Lee Curtis, president and chief executive officer of BridgeStreet Worldwide said, “We are thrilled to have been selected as the Best Serviced Apartment Company. We could not have achieved this recognition without the exceptional partnerships we have with our clients. Our technology innovations and outstanding customer service are a direct result of the valuable feedback we receive from clients and guests. Our culture of continuous improvement allows us to deliver the product and services our customers need.”

The Business Travel Awards are considered amongst the most valued accolades the travel industry bestows. An independent judging panel comprised of leading travel buyers and business travel journalists selected winners in key travel categories

The award ceremony, which combined Buying Business Travel’s Diamond Awards and the Business Travel World Awards, was held at London’s Grosvenor House on January 18. Stephen Hanton, managing director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), accepted the award on BridgeStreet’s behalf along with associates in sales, marketing and management.

BridgeStreet Worldwide is a leading international provider of serviced apartments and corporate housing. BridgeStreet and its Global Alliance members offer over 15,000 corporate apartments located throughout the United States and 50 cities internationally. An award winner both in the Americas and EMEA, BridgeStreet properties meet uncompromising standards of quality, comfort and service. For more information about the company or to learn more about how BridgeStreet is making Serviced Apartments Easy, visit www. bridgestreet. com.

Press Contacts:
Shabina Awan – BridgeStreet Worldwide - EMEA
+44 (0) 207 313 2836

Kelly Murphy – BridgeStreet Worldwide - US
+01 813 909 2445

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