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Wissmann: We expect a full house again

Berlin, 30 August 2013

Advance ticket sales for the International Motor Show (IAA) Cars are doing better than ever. “So far 40 per cent more tickets for the IAA have been sold in advance this year than in 2011. And although of course that cannot be seen as a forecast of visitor numbers, the keen advance sales are an initial indication that the IAA will be well visited. We again expect a full house at the world’s most automobile show,” said VDA President Matthias Wissmann around two weeks before the 65th IAA Cars opens in Frankfurt. Tickets for the IAA are still available – both in advance and from the cash desks at the trade show grounds. Advance sales will also continue during the exhibition. Visitors can order tickets online, print them out at home, and use them to enter the IAA conveniently. Tickets are available from the IAA Internet shop, at: www.iaa.de.

Wissmann added, “The new gift tickets are going down especially well. Demand for them has far exceeded our expectations.” These tickets allow visitors to experience the IAA for two whole days. The gift ticket works out up to 12 euro cheaper than two individual tickets. It comes either in credit-card format with a greetings card, or as a PDF file for downloading. It costs 18 euro (plus an advance sales fee). It is valid from 14 September to the end of the trade fair on 22 September. Anyone wishing to buy an IAA gift ticket can still do so. Gift tickets are sent out by return of post.

Admission prices to the IAA are once again unchanged. In order to continue enabling as many interested visitors as possible to attend the IAA, reduced-price tickets are again available this year. On the IAA Public Days from 14 to 22 September, a day ticket costs 13 euro during the week, and 15 euro at weekends. Those wishing to take only a brief look at the automotive future can buy an evening ticket. This is available from the cashiers for 8 euro in the second week of the IAA from Monday, 16 September, to Friday, 20 September, from 15.00 h, and costs 8 euro at the cash desks on the trade fair grounds.

There are concessions for schoolchildren, trainees, students, and anyone doing German military or civilian service. On all Public Days day tickets for these persons cost 7.50 euro and evening tickets only 4.50 euro. Children below the age of six are admitted free of charge. Handicapped persons (with a “B” on their ID card) are also admitted to the IAA free. Handicapped persons requiring an attendant, plus wheelchair users and their attendants, can also enter the IAA free of charge. Visitors who attend the IAA in a business capacity can come on the Trade Days on 12 and 13 September 2013, for which a day ticket costs 45 euro. The trade show grounds are open from 9.00 to 19.00 h on all Public and Trade Days. Tickets can be purchased either from the cashiers at the Frankfurt trade show grounds or in advance.

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