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First Networking Platform Purpose-Built for Tourism Industry Launches

May 17, 2016 Business News No Comments Email Email

3BaysOver officially launched its online B2B-networking platform for the global tourism industry at ITB Berlin. Tourism professionals can now sign up to 3BaysOver and instantly network with their peers from over 150 countries. Users can search for and communicate with tourism professionals, showcase themselves and their companies, promote business events, and manage membership directories.

9 out of 10 industry professionals state that existing networking tools are not adequate for their business needs*. They demand tourism-focused tools that allow them to connect and collaborate in real-time, no matter where they are in the world. Trade events – ranging from local meet-ups to global fairs like ITB Berlin, AIME, ATM, WTM etc – have until now defined what tourism networking is all about. While such physical get-togethers will remain staples in the tourism industry, an increasingly digital world requires higher levels of customisation, immediacy, and accessibility. Tourism professionals can no longer depend solely on occasional and costly face-to-face meetings.

“For the past forty years, little has changed in how the B2B side of the industry operates, relying largely on paper communications and infrequent in-person meetings to get deals done,” said Andy Ryan, CEO of 3BaysOver. “However, the tourism industry is all about relationships and trust. Building relationships and creating trust can be a challenge in today’s fast-paced business environment. 3BaysOver has been designed to allow all tourism buyers, sellers and service providers to network and collaborate with their partners in a trusted environment online.”

Networking is Free on 3BaysOver

Access to the 3BaysOver network is completely free for individuals and companies, thereby making networking available to everyone in the industry – regardless of company size, location, or budget. 3BaysOver aims, in particular, to level the playing field for tourism companies with limited resources, by making networking tools more accessible and attainable. Indeed, much of the expertise and local knowledge in the industry is held by tourism professionals in remote regions who do not have easy access to trade fairs and networking events.

A Growing Talent Pool of Tourism Professionals

3BaysOver has additionally proven to be a great tool for matching young tourism professionals with companies looking for new talent. Detailed personal profile pages double as digital resumes, allowing potential employers to search through profiles for the perfect candidate.

How it Works

3BaysOver allows tourism professionals to sign up, complete their personal profile pages, and add information such as professional experience and expertise. They can also add company profile pages, which, in turn, allow them to publish their companies’ business events, and manage membership directories. The newsfeed, mentions, and private messaging help users discover and keep in touch with business partners. And search – together with the industry’s most comprehensive classification system – allows users to find information that matters most to them.

Real solutions in real time – globally

Networking in the tourism industry has been slow to adapt to the new and everchanging needs of the professionals who depend on it. Current tools lack the engagement and immediacy that people have come to expect in today’s digital world. 3BaysOver offers a real solution and provides all tourism companies, regardless of location or resources, with easy access to industry networking tools, all year-round and free of charge.

3BaysOver now in Australia

3BaysOver is now keen to demonstrate its unique value in the Australian market and is already seeing positive results with professionals from across the country joining up and exploring the many benefits of being a part of our industry’s first and very own digital networking platform.

Membership is free but by invitation only. Join up and create your own profile now using the following invitation link

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