Expedia.com is now selling tickets to sporting events, concerts
and theater through a partnership with resale marketplace TicketNetwork.
Tickets can be searched by event type, destination, venue,
team or performer, nearby events or popular events nationwide.
Considering travelers' desire to have unique experiences in
destinations and a trend of building trips around events, "adding event
tickets to our product offering makes all the sense in the world," said
Jen O'Twomney, Expedia Local Expert vice president.
Event Tickets' launch is accompanied by the Triple Threat
running through March 9.
One winner will get a trip to the college men's basketball championship
game in San Antonio, Texas, on April 2, including roundtrip economy airfare,
two game tickets and a stay at the Menger Hotel. The winner of the three-day,
two-night trip for two will also receive $2,800.