**** Tattoo Media Release
Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo targeted by aggressive ticket resellers
The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is removing the print-at-home ticket option through Ticket Atlantic to prevent ticket reseller websites from disappointing potential ticket buyers.
“We’re getting more and more phone calls and Facebook messages every day about potential ticket buyers’ frustrations with third party ticket resellers. It is becoming overwhelming. Enough is enough,” says Scott Long, Managing Director and Executive Producer of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.
“Websites like viagogo and Tickets-Center are misleading, overcharge, covertly sell in US dollars, and will cancel ticket purchases days later. The resellers are also posting that shows are sold out when seats are still available. These resellers are harming the entertainment industry.”
Removing the print-at-home option will discourage resellers, who put large resources behind Google search engine optimization to mislead the public, from purchasing ticket inventory, as they usually require emailed tickets to distribute to those who purchase on their websites.
Long reiterates that the exclusive authorized ticketing agent of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is Ticket Atlantic.
“We encourage any prospective buyers to beware. If you’re buying online, make sure you’re on the Ticket Atlantic website before you input your credit card information. Only trust ticket links that come directly from the Tattoo’s official website and social media links. We understand that removing the print-at-home option may be an inconvenience for those who prefer emailed tickets, but we feel it is the best option to fight back.”
Already purchased print-at-home tickets will still be accepted at the Scotiabank Centre.
Attendees can still choose to have their tickets mailed to them at home or pick them up at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office.
“We have fantastic seats remaining for an incredible show. We want to ensure that everyone has a great experience at the Tattoo.”
The 2019 Tattoo takes place from June 29th to July 6th at the Scotiabank Centre in downtown Halifax. Tickets are on sale now at Ticket Atlantic, online at www.nstattoo.ca/tickets, or by phone at 902-451-1221.
The Tattoo is proudly supported by the Canadian Armed Forces, Sobeys, the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia and the City of Halifax.