Information Regarding The Passion Play Oberammergau 2022

Worldwide Wide Ticketing Pty Ltd & Worldwide Speciality Travel Pty Ltd need to update all participants in the Oberammergau Passion Play and especially clients that have cancelled in 2021 and 2022.

Our office was placed in a very difficult situation in July 2022 by The Passion Play when Andrea Hackmann Key Account Management for The Passion Play advised our office that with all the cancellations in 2021 and 2022 our Companies had supposedly dropped below the threshold required number of Packages we need to maintain. We have been unable to substantiate this allegation.

This meant that our company had to move to a higher level of sales which meant our office had to pay out more. As Clients in May and June had already travelled before this change was imposed on us, The Passion Play advised we still had to pay a higher level of payment for all the packages for May and June and all the other months as well.

The Worldwide Group of Companies argued that the Pandemic Worldwide had caused problems to occur beyond our control and that it was not a fair situation that The Passion Play and Andrea Hackmann were putting us. The Passion Play and Andrea Hackmann replied to our complaints about the unfairness they were imposing on our clients and stated if we did not pay all clients for July, August, and September would all be cancelled. We have emails from Andrea Hackmann evidencing her unfair demands.

The pressure that was put on the Worldwide Group of Companies by The Passion Play and Andrea Hackmann was immense and we had to go out and take loans to pay out AUD$24,000.00 Australian Dollars. With every payment, our office paid to The Passion Play from March 2017 to September 2022 our office had to include Euros 10.00 for the German Bank Fees, and for the last large Tour we had and paid in full Andrea Hackman claimed that we still need to pay an extra Euro 16.00. We are advised that the Group had arrived at their hotel only to be told that could not have their tickets as our office had not paid them! The amount in question was Euro 16.00! Andrea Hackmann has caused damage to our group of companies as has The Passion Play.

Since 1987 our Office has had the right to The Passion Play and we always worked directly with the people in Oberammergau. In 2017 The Passion Play gave the rights to a Company in Munich which is operated by two male directors. This company then went and secured other companies to do the ticketing, accommodation, lunches, and other items which formed the packages.

The Passion Play and Andrea Hackmann deny that they are liable to refund us and have refused to provide any refund. This means that there will be no refunds for clients resulting from the actions of The Passion Play and Andrea Hackmann about 2021 and 2022 cancellations.

Noreen Maher
Managing Director