hereBarcelona – the new online market place for tourists
Thinking about going to Barcelona, and want to know what is available to do? hereBarcelona.com is the new online marketplace for tourists, expats and locals visiting or living in Barcelona. As of today, businesses and individuals can create their online profiles ready to advertise their services for free. Bookings can then be taken through the website starting on September, 20, 2013, with the official launch on the November 1.
This year Barcelona has seen its highest tourism figures to date. With more than 7 million visitors year round it has become a tourist hot spot, and hereBarcelona has been designed to draw on this tourism boom. The website will become one of the best options for tourists to plan their stay, with the aim of boosting local businesses at the same time.
hereBarcelona.com is now ready for local businesses and individuals to create their services. There will ultimately be a large variety of activities and services available all tailored towards tourists and local residents finding out and making use of local services. These include tours, classes, professional services, social dining, rental services, discount vouchers, events, language services, delivery services, beauty treatments and housework services, all available in the Barcelona area.
For those people who will be providing their services to tourists it gives them the chance to get their new businesses up and running or increase their clientele base. Service providers can create services through the website free of charge; they can upload pictures and write a description about their services. They can also include details such as user reviews and shared social connections to help build a reputation and trust among users of the marketplace.
Service providers then create their listings stating the service they can offer as well as further information such as the cost and the hours they are available. Once the beta site is launched on the September 20, visitors to the site will be able to access these services, read reviews and make their reservation. After the reservation has been made the service provider and customer can then coordinate meeting times and contact information going forward.
hereBarcelona.com is designed to help tourists and locals alike, it aims to empower people to develop their entrepreneurial skills, promote integration and give a helping hand to new business ventures whilst offering unique opportunities for tourists and locals to experience Barcelona to its full potential.