THE continent's top tourism app was announced in Cape Town yesterday.
"Africa Live", which was designed by Johannesburg- based company Statpack Travel, won the Africa Quest trophy at the closing ceremony of the E-Tourism Africa Summit.
The app is a game-sighting mechanism which allows tourists to share their wildlife sightings immediately.
The other three finalists included Activity Bridge, a web-based platform to sell tourism activities, Tourism Radio, a device that combines GPS and location-based information for self-drive holidays and Pixshare Africa, a photo sharing social media platform for travel businesses. Satpack Travel walked away with $10000 (R100000) in cash.
"We created Africa Live as we saw a need in the marketplace for a platform for people to share their wildlife sightings instantly. We are thrilled to have received the title and this will encourage us to continue seeking opportunities that can assist the growing travel population," Rob Maclean, managing director at Satpack Travel, said. – Philani Nombembe