Lincoln venues keep ticket sales local

Lincolnista’s Dean Graham introduced a local online ticket booking system

A local tourism website has launched a new online ticket booking system for city venues, set to benefit businesses and residents alike.

Lincolnista, which offers online reviews and guides to Lincoln, now sells e-tickets on behalf of several of the city’s largest venues, including supermansion clubs, Home and Tokyo.

One of the creators of Lincolnista, Dean Graham, explained how the e-ticket system saves time and money for customers.

Graham said: “The benefit of the e-ticket is that you get it there and then, with no postage fee or wait and with our open and honest single booking fee.”

The site charges a booking fee of £1 per ticket bought and does not charge venues for the service.

Promotions and Events Manager at Home, Mark Smith, said after considering a range of options Lincolnista impressed with their locality and low booking fee.

“Being a local company we have found them totally knowledgable of the city and their customer service invaluable, that teamed with targeted advertising via the website has made them a solid choice,” said Smith.

Since its launch at the beginning of December, the service has sold over £20,000 worth of tickets, with 400 tickets selling in under five minutes for Home’s New Year’s Eve event.

Graham hopes that other venues in the city will join the project with a particular benefit for smaller businesses in Lincoln.

Graham said: “For smaller businesses who have a smaller marketing budget the benefit is not just the booking system but with the traffic the site gets directing people to a wider choice of what’s on in Lincoln.”

The latest event available on Lincolnista is for The Only Way is Essex star Mark Wright’s guest appearance at Home on January 27.