Tickets to Austin events sell out in record time
It’s just one example of pandemic fatigue and backlog, says Visit Austin’s Tom Noonan.
Austin, Texas – – Within hours, all Austin FC tickets for selected games, including the home opener, were sold out. It did so after the football club announced it could fill any seat in the stadium for its home opener and the US women’s national team games next month.
This is just one example of pandemic fatigue and pent-up demand, said Visit Austin’s Tom Noonan. “Austin FC is a new builder of demand that we didn’t have in the summer months,” he said.
Austin is experiencing a tourism recovery among many other cities across the country.
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“Not only did we have the NASCAR event last weekend, we also had UT degrees, and I’ll tell you the occupancy and hotel rates are what we saw on Memorial Day weekend of 2019. We got $ 300 Seen prices downtown. We haven’t seen this since the pandemic started, “Noonan said.
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Just last week, the ACL weekend tickets sold out quickly.
“We knew ACL’s return was great for the city. The fact that we sold out within three hours on both weekends was great. It’s about the pent-up demand that is there,” Noonan said.
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Some fans say they didn’t mind the rain. A fan says it was a cool experience to see the riders running in the rain.
The Austin Convention Center is also now open for operations. Noonan believes companies in other states that may still have some restrictions will take a closer look at Austin.
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“Some of the states were still pulling back, but places like Texas and Florida were a bit more open, but some groups said we had to move to Texas for our meeting so we know we can have 100 percent capacity. There are enough of them People out there have been vaccinated and the numbers are falling and you can now safely collect, “Noonan said.
The hospitality industry is the third largest employer in Austin, according to the Austin Chamber of Commerce. Noonan hopes to get back to work this summer and into the fall.
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