Expedia.com has launched its Event Tickets feature to link travellers with concerts, theatre and sporting events.

The new service provides users with tickets to more than 95,000 concerts, theatres, festivals, tournaments, sporting events and comedy shows.

Research from Phocuswright, a global travel market research company, found that one in five US travellers purchase tickets to a concert, sporting event or theatre performance while on a trip.

Expedia.com, the full service travel site, offers a selection of vacation destinations, affordable airfare, hotel deals, car rentals, destination weddings, cruise deals and in-destination activities, attractions, services and travel apps.

“We know travellers are looking for unique and authentic experiences while in-destination,” said Expedia local expert vice president, Jen O’Twomney.

“They want to catch a baseball game at a stadium they’ve never been to, or see a show that isn’t playing in their hometown. There’s also a growing trend to build entire trips around events, to attend a music festival, follow a specific artist on tour, or root for your team at an away game.

“Adding event tickets to our product offering makes all the sense in the world and gives us another way to help travellers get the most out of their vacation.”

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