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Unpopular ticket booking fee scrapped

Fri, 01 Apr 2011


Booking fees on tickets for the Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre are to be scrapped.

 

The unpopular charge was brought in a year ago.

 

Minister David Cretney says it had already been planned when he got the job at the Department of Community, Culture and Leisure.

 

He says it's a 'crude' way of bringing in more money.

 

People wanting seats for shows have been charged an extra £1 per ticket for booking online.

 

Mr Cretney says if the fee can't be applied fairly, then it shouldn't be applied at all.[Play audio file below]

 

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