Tickets up for grabs in second round of sales

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 August, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 08 August, 2007, 12:00am

About 20,000 equestrian tickets are still up for grabs for the Hong Kong public.

Reservation started in June and closed last month, said the China Travel Service, the official ticket agent for the games in Hong Kong.

With 40,000 tickets sold from an estimated 60,000 made available for Hong Kong people by Bocog, the rest will go for public sale from October 15.

Hong Kong had been given a bigger share of the equestrian events tickets because Bocog has included Hong Kong under the domestic sales allocation, which accounts for 75 per cent of the total number.

Phase 1: Ticket Reservation and Computerised Ballot.

Ticket reservation for Hong Kong residents (with valid Hong Kong identity card) started in June and closed on July 31, 2007. A maximum of 10 tickets could be purchased per person, per session. If there is an over-subscription of tickets for any session, CTS will use a computerised ballot programme to allocate tickets. Results will be posted on its website and inform successful applicants by e-mail, fax or mail.

Phase 2: Collection of Ticket Exchange Coupon; Pre-sales of the remaining tickets.

Successful applicants should redeem ticket exchange coupons on or before September 15. Non-redeemed tickets will be allocated to other applicants after the due date. Remaining tickets will be open for public sale from October 15.

Phase 3: Collection of Olympic tickets; Sales of the remaining tickets.

Tickets shall be available for collection from July. Holders of ticket exchange coupons shall present their coupons in exchange for tickets. Any remaining tickets shall be open for public sale.

The limit of tickets available per person to the equestrian events next year: 10