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Why it’s a good idea to book tickets online before travelling

Written by Fiona

July 23 2022

If you’re planning a holiday, a weekend getaway or a city break, the chances are you have your sights set on all kinds of attractions and events. It can be tempting to put off buying your tickets until you’re actually standing outside the place you want to see, but this can backfire and make your holiday harder than it has to be. The best way to buy tickets is online in advance, which you can do via a website like Hello Tickets. If you’re still not convinced, take a look at these reasons why buying online is the way to go:

Guaranteed tickets

There’s nothing worse than arriving at your destination and realising that all the tickets are sold out. Popular events and attractions garner a lot of attention from tourists and locals alike, so it’s no surprise that people looking to buy their tickets on the day could wind up being disappointed. If you book your tickets online in advance, you can feel confident that you will be granted entry to the event. 

However, it’s important to only buy tickets online for events that you know you definitely want to see. If you’re on the fence about any activities, wait until nearer the time just in case you run out of time or lose interest in what you had planned. It can be hard to get a refund for unwanted tickets, so always bear this in mind before booking.

Waste less time

Queuing to buy tickets in front of a popular attraction can take hours, which eats into the precious time you have to enjoy your holiday. Buying tickets online takes just a few minutes and can be done at any time, whether you’ve just come home after work or are browsing the internet on your lunch break. Instead of standing in a long line baking in the hot sun, have your tickets sent to your phone and go through the fast-track lane when you arrive at your destination.

Find better deals
Tickets sold on the day of an event are usually very expensive because the organisers know that this is the last opportunity people have to buy them. If you buy your tickets ahead of time on the internet, you’re more likely to come across deals and may even find offer codes on sites like BrokeScholar that can knock off a percentage of the total cost. You will also be able to compare tickets on different websites rather than being limited to buying them from the event itself in person.

Learn more

If you’re buying tickets online, you’re probably more likely to research the event or attraction you’re going to in more detail. Sometimes popular attractions aren’t what they seem to be and you may not enjoy yourself as much as you thought you would.

Do some digging before you buy your ticket and decide whether the event you’re planning to go to is really right for you. You may also find out some more information about accessibility, which could make certain events more or less appealing to you depending on your needs.

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