NMB Tourism unveils upgraded Nelson Mandela Bay Travel Guide mobile app

NOVEMBER 22, 2016

The Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) on Tuesday morning, at an event held at the Donkin Park, in Central, Port Elizabeth, launched its newly-upgraded mobile application, 'Nelson Mandela Bay Travel Guide'.

According to the tourism office, the app is now offering an updated user interface, improved functionality and updated information, providing users with a smooth and easy to use mobile platform, for locals and visitors alike who are eager to explore the Bay.

The upgraded NMB Travel Guide application aims to provide users with an in depth look into Nelson Mandela Bay and all the exciting activities and experiences that lie within it, serving as a constant source of relevant and updated information, such as: Upcoming Events, Things To See and Do, Accommodation, Transport, Business and Emergency Contacts and Free Wi-Fi Spots.

“Many people who will see the application for the first time would be very surprised at how much there is to do in this city, be it site seeing, heritage, amenities or entertainment, Nelson Mandela Bay has a lot to offer, and our newly updated app encompasses all there is to do in the city, in an easy to use mobile format. I would like to encourage all to download the app and start exploring today,” said Chief Executive Officer of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, Mandlakazi Skefile.

The initiative also seeks to boost the local economy, by exposing and referring users to locally owned businesses such as restaurants, accommodation venues and shopping facilities. The application also comes with a pin point mapping system, which accurately navigates the user to the highlighted destination.

Users are now able to communicate directly with a product, through various forms of communications media links (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube & TipAdvisor), as well as share specific points of interest via social media and email.

Commenting on the benefits of the application, Portfolio Chairperson for Economic Development, Tourism & Agriculture, Cllr Andrew Whitfield said: “Through the utilization of technology and keeping with the times, this application not only gives visitors access to unique and exciting experiences in Nelson Mandela Bay, but also stimulates the local economy through the exposure this platform provides to the business owners whose services are listed on it.”

The deals offered on the application aim to create loyalty amongst users and add great value to locals who are looking for activities in the city. Deals and special offers also benefit business owners by attracting more feet through their doors, thus stimulating the local economy.

Event organizers are able to list their events on the application and the NMBT website at no charge, enabling local events to reach a much wider target audience. To list an event on the website, visit: http://www.nmbt.co.za/member_submit_event.php

“Access to information is a form of empowerment in itself, and I believe that this will not only provide tourists with an overview of the city, but residents as well. All these factors go far in growing our local economy and creating much needed employment within various sectors of the market.” Said Executive Director for Economic Development, Tourism & Agriculture: Anele Qaba.

The application is free to download on all mobile platforms (Android, Apple & Windows), making it compatible with all mobile devices. The application is small in size (6MB), allowing a quick and easy download. For more information, contact Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism at 041 582 2575, [email protected]  or visit: www.nmbt.co.za