Sports Events 365, the international provider of tickets to sports and music events worldwide, has launched its service in Hungary. In August Sports Events 365 started operating a dedicated Hungarian language website, the 21st language the company is offering. The website allows individuals as well as groups, to buy tickets online to tens of thousands sporting events annually primarily in Western Europe and North America, with an emphasis on Italy, currently, the most popular destination for Hungarian sports minded tourists. The website also offers call center service seven days a week.
“We expect revenues of several hundreds of thousand Euros from the Hungarian website in the first year of operations and a substantial increase in the second year,” predicts Sefi Donner, CEO of Sports Events 365. Hungarian sports enthusiasts are big fans of the Italy’s Serie A matches, which currently account for over 80% of all ticket purchases. The proximity of Italy and the ease of travelling there by car makes it by far the most popular sports destination.
Hungary’s sports fans are also interested in the Spanish and English leagues, as well as for handball and water polo games, two sports in which the country’s teams excel. Sports Events 365 has already dealt with requests for events in these two popular sports and was able to supply tickets.
Sefi Donner concludes: “Twelve years of experience and our good relationships with big name European teams offer a sense of security for Hungarian customers using our website to purchase tickets.” A substantial number of local travel agencies were already working with Sports Events 365 prior to the website launch. Donner notes that talks are underway with additional Hungarian travel companies to come on board as well as getting affiliates to transfer their B2C activities over to the Hungarian site. Plans call for doubling the number of Hungarian affiliates that Spots Events 365 works with following the launch of the website.
Moreover, Sports Events 365 is also seeking B2B (Business-to-Business) partnerships with Hungary’s tourism industry companies, such as networks, travel agencies, tour operators, airlines, and other tourism companies. The Hungarian B2B partners will be able to rely on Sports Events 365 to develop and grow their sports and live events tourism niches. Sports Events 365 offers its partners a wide range of solutions:
Commercial tools such as commissions, allotments of tickets, and group tickets, as well as Web technology tools: API, white labels, affiliation programs, and co-branded sites.
About Sports Events 365
Established in 2006, Sports Events 365 sells tickets to sports and music events in 50 countries. Sports Events 365 has been selling tickets to customers from 150 countries to most of the 60,000 yearly events on its search engine. The company offers fully guaranteed tickets alongside personal and direct service seven days a week at competitive prices and selected technology tools for sharing content and online sales.
The range of sports events that the company offers includes tickets for football matches in major European leagues and international championships for teams. Sport Events 365 also offers tickets for prominent events in tennis, European basketball, and rugby, along with American basketball (NBA), football (NFL), ice hockey (NHL) and baseball (MLB) events. The company’s website also offers tickets to concerts of world-class musical artists such as the Rolling Stones, U2 and Celine Dion. As a true global and multi-lingual organization, Sports Events 365 operates websites in 21 languages in addition to a large number of jointly branded websites with travel companies.