EDMONTON, Alberta, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nowadays, consumers begin their travel plans with research online where they can find cruises, tours, airline flights, rental cars, hotel accommodations and more. To help them deal with "information overload," C3 Synergistics (http://www.c3sy.com) is connecting travelers with businesses demonstrating a proven track record of success.
"Think of us as your online tour guide," said C3 President Karl Pischke. C3 Synergistics is a new Internet-based community providing consumers with information on preferred businesses as well as a platform for sharing feedback. C3 - "Connecting Consumers to Companies" - is designed to build lasting relationships between consumers and businesses.
"For businesses in the tourism industry, relationship-building is key," says Pischke. "Consumers will take numerous trips throughout their lifetime. If they have a good experience, they'll keep coming back."
Businesses can join C3 for less than $1 per day. However, to earn "Preferred" status a business must meet C3 criteria focusing on honesty and accountability. C3 is planning on setting up offices at participating destinations to ensure an even swifter response to consumer issues.
The travel market is increasingly dependent on online interaction. Travelers will book one-third of the world's travel sales online by the end of this year, according to PhoCusWright's Global Online Travel Overview Second Edition report. PhoCusWright also reports that more than half of all leisure travelers and nearly three in four business travelers own a smartphone.
Pischke says that, while consumers are savvy about researching and booking travel online, they often are at a loss once they reach their destination. C3 is determined to change that; it is developing an app that travelers can use on their smartphones, tablets or laptops/computers. With C3's new app, consumers will be able to:
- Access lists of "Preferred" and "Other" businesses
- Provide anonymous feedback on any business - even from the vacation destination
- Receive discounts at participating businesses
C3 is the perfect example of "think global, act local," says Pischke. Businesses are listed geographically, allowing consumers to shop local while exploring global destinations.
A standard C3 business package starts at $350 annually - less than $1 a day. For more information, visit http://www.c3sy.com.
Karl Pischke, President
C3 Synergistics Networking LTD.
SOURCE C3 Synergistics