Locals and visitors looking for a travel directory from Piketberg to Wittewater now have a one-stop-shop thanks to the new Bergrivier Tourism App.
The new travel app which was developed and launched by the Bergrivier Tourism Organisation will provide travellers with information for all the towns within the Bergrivier district – Piketberg, Porterville, Dwarskersbos, Redelinghuys, Aurora, Eendekuil, Goedverwacht, Wittewater and Velddrif.
The app, which is available via the app store for both Android and IOS, has been funded by the office of the Executive Mayor of Bergrivier, Ray van Rooy, who says that he and Bergrivier Tourism are passionate about helping local businesses and communities. The aim was to create the platform to further boost income through tourism while also assisting travellers with easy access to the many venues, eateries, products and services at their disposal.
“I am excited about this new Bergrivier App. It is an excellent way of ensuring that our products and services get the promotion and exposure to their potential customers. It offers a marketing platform for our small businesses,” says van Rooy.
“Covid-19 has impacted the travel and tourism sector harshly, and many businesses within small towns have had a very hard time over the past year. Travellers are showing a growing desire to get out and about once again, with pent-up demand that has grown over lockdown. We hope that this new app will assist rural tourism establishments with a speedier recovery, and also inspire and assist travellers to satisfy their wanderlust with a hassle free visit to the many wonderful towns within the Bergrivier area,” says Nomonde Ndlangisa, CEO of Bergrivier Tourism.
Ndlangisa explains that the app serves as a travel directory with lists of all the available tourism products and services in each town – with categories such as where to eat, where to stay, what to do, must-see locations, where to shop, and festivals.
“All of the businesses and services listed at no cost to themselves and travellers can use the app to find places to stay, eat, and things to do in the Bergrivier region.”
The app also lists non-tourism businesses that offer complimentary services as well as details of emergency services. Businesses are invited to list their businesses on the app.
“When it comes to planning and taking a holiday, travellers are relying on their smartphones more than ever. Travel apps like our new one are not only a source of inspiration but also extremely useful for booking and managing logistics, whilst supporting and promoting local businesses,” says Ndlangisa.
With the official launch date of the app set for today (29 April) Bergrivier Tourism is encouraging people to download the app and as an incentive will be giving away a prize as part of the launch.
“Download the app and like Bergrivier Tourism on Facebook and you can stand a chance of winning a 2-night stay for two people at Russell’s on the Port.”
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