The Jakarta Post
State-owned lender Bank Mandiri has inked a deal with local ticketing management firm PT Pison Tickettech (KiosTix) to give its customers easy access to tickets for the upcoming Asian Games.
With the partnership, Bank Mandiri’s customers will be able to use Mandiri debit cards, credit cards or e-cash to buy Asian Games tickets through the official website of the Asian Games.
“We are trying to provide cashless services for customers to buy tickets,” Bank Mandiri institutional relationship director Alexandra Askandar said at Plaza Mandiri in Jakarta on Friday.
Promotional offers include discounts of 50 percent, three-months installment options for the purchase of Asian Games tickets and the redemption of fiestapoin point for the purchase of tickets.
The partnership will yield fee-based income for Bank Mandiri, but the lender said the main objective of the partnership was to support the successful organization of the world’s second-biggest sporting event after the Olympic Games.
The Asian Games is to be held in Jakarta and Palembang from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 and is expected to attract more than 2 million people.
KiosTix CEO Ade Sulistioputra said ticket prices would start from as low as Rp 50,000 (US$ 3.49). He added that the prices would vary, depending on the popularity of the sport. There would also be different ticket prices for Indonesians and foreigners. (bbn)