Mobile travel guide app to boost local events

2016-12-01 06:00

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All explorers to the Bay, whether locals or visitors, can now make use of a smooth and easy to use mobile platform which shows the surprisingly many activities and what-to-do things in the area.

The newly upgraded mobile application “Nelson Mandela Bay Travel Guide” offers an updated user interface and improved functionality.

“It aims to provide users with an in-depth look into all the exciting activities 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, be it sight seeing, heritage, amenities or entertainment,” 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.

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.

List local events (free)

Event organisers 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:

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.

Visitor information centres

SNMB Science & Technology Centre, Upper Drostdy Street, Uitenhage Tel: +27 (0) 87 353 1734

SPort Elizabeth Airport, Allister Miller Drive, Walmer. Tel: +27 (0) 41 581 0456 • Fax: +27 (0) 41 581 0461

SDonkin Reserve, Belmont Terrace, Central. Tel: +27 (0) 41 585 8884 • Fax: +27 (0) 41 585 2564

SThe Boardwalk (opp. Hobie Beach), Marine Drive, Summerstrand. Tel: +27 (0) 41 583 2030 • Fax: +27 (0) 41 583 3413

  • For more information, contact Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism at 041 582 2575, or visit

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