The NAJ Group, publisher of the INBOUND Report as well as the TourOperatorLand magazine which is distributed every year to all delegates at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW, is seeking entries to determine the top networkers in the tour and travel industry.
“The foundation of our industry is relationships. The quantity and quality of those relationships with buyers and, in some cases, colleagues, is the key to success,” explained Jake Steinman, founder and CEO of the NAJ Group, in announcing the competition. “So we wanted to showcase the industry’s top networkers and profile them in an article in TourOperatorland .
On February 15th, a “Call for nominations” will be sent out and industry members and responses will be collected. Those industry professionals receiving the most nominations will be contacted to assess their personal networks and social networks with buyers and colleagues, as well as their insights on networking.
“While measurable qualities such as the number of industry associations and professional groups that a person belongs to, his or her level of participation in national and international trade shows, number of friends on Facebook, number of connections on LinkedIn, recommendations and endorsements are important, remarked Steinman. “The best networkers are those who have helped others—whether they are buyers or peers—become successful.”
The exact time and place of the announcement will be announced later. More details will soon be available in an upcoming issue of the INBOUND Report.