Joburg has a new online presence following the recent launch of Visit.Joburg by Joburg Tourism.
From ‘things to do’, to ‘planning your trip’, and ‘getting around’; the Visit.Joburg information portal helps streamline the visitor’s trip to Africa’s economic hub in useful and practical ways.
Joburg’s pay-off line of ‘Visit. Work. Play’ features prominently on the site that encourages travelers to experience the full spectrum of sights and sounds the metropolis has to offer.
The bespoke Visit.Joburg platform, which also features an app, runs on a single database to help digitise the city’s Visitor Information Centres. Both the website and app provide up-to-the-minute tourism information as well as support for important city stakeholders such as business and leisure travelers, SMMEs, NGOs, non-profits and industry associations.
“Visit.Joburg perfectly positions our special city as a leading business tourism destination that offers the ability to conclude commercial objectives quickly and conveniently before the business traveler sets out to explore our many unique leisure experiences,” says Lucky Masilela, CEO of the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) NPC.
“We are thrilled that it is a perfect use of the .joburg (‘dotJoburg’) namespace and we encourage SA’s other leading cities of Durban and Cape Town to consider similar platforms,” adds Mr Masilela.
Joburg has always been an innovator and the Visit.Joburg website is mobile friendly, recognising that the majority of people worldwide access the web using mobile devices.
“Competition between leading world cities is becoming more intense and international destinations need to innovate to remain top of mind. Joburg Tourism is making us proud with the launch of Visit.Joburg and it couldn’t have come sooner,” he said.
The dotJoburg namespace is the exclusive home for individuals and organisations who identify with the City of Johannesburg. By uniquely differentiating ‘Joburg’ from other existing domain extensions such as .com, .net, .org and co.za; business, leisure and tourism brands in the City of Gold can stand out from the worldwide web clutter.
A dotJoburg domain name appeals to pride in a city that has achieved so much in its relatively short, thirteen-decades history. Anyone – whether at home or abroad – with a particular affinity for Johannesburg can register a dotJoburg domain with ZACR accredited registrars.
In line with International trends, ZACR has registered a total of three SA cities’ Geographic Top Level Domains (gTLDs): .joburg (‘dotJoburg’), .capetown (‘dotCapeTown’) and .durban (‘dotDurban’). ZACR also secured the .africa (‘dotAfrica’) gTLD.
There are currently almost 11 000 ZAdotCity domains that have been registered by ZACR and its registrar partners since these domains were first made available for public registration in July 2014.