The exciting new website ShowMe St Francis’ triumphed over the elements to have its first introductory launch in St Francis Bay last night.
Icy, windy and wet conditions and a general power failure in many parts of Kouga, kept many people indoors to prepare for the broadcasting of the opening of the Olympics 2012 in London. But thanks to the great hospitality put on by Claudia at the warm and cosy Trattoria with its vibey ambiance, the launch went off smoothly and the evening was lovely.
With her friendly and outgoing personality, Melissa Glennie, owner of the St Francis ShowMe franchise, captivated attendees as she illustrated the exciting ShowMe concept – giving all an idea what to expect when the ShowMe St Francis goes live online in the next few months.
The ShowMe vision is to give visitors a hassle-free, entertaining and informative online experience. The ShowMe concept that works with the local tourism outlets in towns, provides up to date, comprehensive information on towns and cities in South Africa for tourists and locals – all in one place.
If you are a visitor, it covers everything from self drive trips to tourist attractions, accommodation, restaurants, local special offers and local maps. And when travelling you can get the info on your mobile.
If you are a local, you can read the local news, share your thoughts, find all the entertainment, see the social galleries, find out how you can help local charities, use the business directory, add events, jobs and classifieds or browse the properties for sale or rent.
If you are a business, the website has created a brilliant platform for you to present your business. Not only do you benefit from the local and overseas traffic, but each town is part of the growing and popular ShowMe network so readers country wide can easily find and reach ShowMe St Francis. For example readers of ShowMe Cape Town, Plett or Johannesburg can click on ShowMe St Francis to find our local businesses like restaurants, estate agencies, accommodation establishments, the local newspaper and so on.
And that’s not all, ShowMe is partnered with some of South Africa’s best magazines, such as Compleat Golfer, to bring visitors to ShowMe websites where they can find a spread of top-notch articles on lifestyle and business in South Africa….
With an easy to use , organised and highly appealing layout, visitors can quickly find what they want in towns countrywide. The Cape destinations already up and running in the Western Cape include Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and George on the famous Garden Route, Hermanus on the Whale Coast, Helderberg (Somerset West, Strand and Gordon’s Bay), Paarl and Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands and Cape Town, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. In the Eastern Cape there are Port Elizabeth and Jeffreys Bay on the beautiful unspoiled Sunshine Coast.
The ShowMe System is a complete business model offerings franchise opportunities in towns not already booked. The ShowMe database can be searched for tourist-type info on towns throughout South Africa in the combined ShowMe countrywide network – such as info on towns’ communities or free listings on the comprehensive business directories. See an example of this at www.showme.co.za/plett
Local resident and the Editor of St Francis Chronicle, Bev Mortimer, will be working with ShowMe St Francis as she is doing the copy writing. Bev is already providing some local South African news content for ShowMe Jeffreys Bay, also owned by Melissa, who together with her partner, Tinkie Muller, run the Jeffreys Bay franchise.