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TicketWeb Partners With The Louvre

The Louvre, one of the world's most important museums, now offers an online ticketing service via Oakland, CA-based TicketWeb.

Visitors can avoid the lines and use a special entrance to the museum by purchasing advance tickets at www.ticketweb.com, or by visiting the official Web site of The Louvre museum.

TicketWeb, which competes with Ticketmaster Online, offers a low-cost ticketing alternative for more than 300 venues in the U.S, including the MoMA in New York and San Francisco, and is now expanding internationally.

"We are successfully using the Internet to lower fees for buyers and sellers of tickets worldwide. Our international expansion is progressing as planned," said Andrew Dreskin, president of TicketWeb.

TicketWeb claims to be the first company in the world to sell event tickets over the Internet.

"The ability to order tickets in advance is a great convenience, allowing our visitors to avoid often very long lines; through TicketWeb, we are pleased to offer our 1 million North American visitors annually the opportunity to do so," said Christophe Monin, head of communications at the Louvre.

This announcement follows the launch of TicketWeb UK on Jan. 4, a joint venture with the McKenzie Group Ltd., owners of the Brixton Academy and Shepherd's Bush Empire, two of London's popular music venues.