Hospitality Awards 2022 Page 13 LUXlife Hospitality Awards 2022 Founded in 2018 by its Managing Director, Natalie Lober, NK Sports Tickets and Travel is an international events tour operator and online travel agency for worldwide events. This unique platform enables the purchasing of quality travel packages, hospitality, and event tickets, making dreams come true and creating epic memories all over the world. NK Sports Tickets and Travel Best Hospitality Ticketing Platform 2022 Aug22118 It was when Natalie Lober resigned from her previous job as a project operations manager that she went back home to her parents to recover from burnout. She ended up registering to study for her three-year BCom degree which she graduated from in March 2022. While studying, Natalie kept working on building her business in the cottage attached to her parents’ house. As a result of very hard work and many late nights, the business was doing very well. Natalie then onboarded her mother, Lil Lober who became a huge part in the creation of all content and design on the business website. Natalie says, “My family; being my parents and two older brothers have been my rocks throughout my life. They have always been there to support, advise and encourage me to keep going no matter what life has thrown me. My extended close family and friends have also been there to support me through the good and worst times. My Mom has been the most inspirational and encourager throughout my life and without her, I wouldn’t be the woman I am today.” The ongoing aim for Natalie’s business is to provide millions of fans around the world with access to live events of the highest professional level, including football, motorsport, tennis, rugby, UFC boxing, WWE wrestling, music and shows, and much more. NK Sports Tickets and Travel is officially affiliated with leading global travel and club partners to provide fans with authentic event tickets, along with expert travel advice and carefully put to together travel packages to suit their every need, including flights, accommodation, transfers, event tickets, tours, visa assistance and even insurance. The company’s team are dedicated to meeting all requirements with close attention to detail and transparency, ensuring the optimal fan experience and total peace of mind. They follow best-practice operations and management in the travel and event sector; only dealing with reputable suppliers. Alongside this, customers are guaranteed a safe SSL secure ordering platform and payment gateway to purchase genuine tickets online. For tailormade event travel management services, a dedicated agent is assigned to take care of their every requirement from start to finish. Everything was going great for NK Sports Tickets and Travel until the pandemic hit at the beginning of 2020 and caused the travel industry to crash. Natalie’s business was barely kept a live, but still managed to run online. She tells us, “I was about to let the business go, but my Mom said, ‘We have worked so hard on this, don’t give up.’ And once again, the industry is picking up and I’m preparing for a burst in the market. Thank you, Mom and Dad for always having my back!” Ultimately, the story of Natalie Lober’s business is an inspiring one. She could have given up, but her parents encouraged her to carry on, to keep pushing, and her resilience truly shined through. As a result, it is thanks to Natalie and her devoted team that so many fans around the world have gained such extraordinary experiences to treasure forever. Indeed, NK Sports Tickets and Travel has proved time and time again its worthiness of the title of ‘Best Hospitality Ticketing Platform 2022’ and we are rooting for it as it heads towards a very bright future, with lots of exciting events to look forward to! Company: NK Sports Tickets and Travel Contact: Natalie Lober Email: [email protected] Website: