MyCapeTownInfo.com Offers Multimedia First For Local Travel Businesses
Released on: September 13, 2010, 4:52 am
MyCapeTownInfo.com will now offer a range of new multimedia
features to its visitors and clients. These have been designed to
create an interactive and enjoyable browsing experience, while
showcasing companies and tourism establishments in a manner largely
unheard of in the region.
At the core of the new multimedia offerings are advanced virtual tours, which are
compiled using high-resolution digital cameras and a purpose-built 360 degree lens,
imported from Spain. Photographs taken in and around various establishments are
linked together into one interactive Flash file, and enable viewers to zoom, pan and
rotate the images.
These interactive movie files will be uploaded and hosted on the company's
individual listing page, and organisations are also free to use them on their own
websites and promotional material.
Andrew Thompson, managing director of MyCapeTownInfo.com says that the introduction
of these virtual tours is indicative of the website's goal to offer cutting-edge
features to the local market. He said: "The virtual tours make use of the latest
technology straight out of Europe and, as such, offer local businesses a great
opportunity to be among the first in the world to experience the exposure they can
The tours, which are compiled by Plush Media in Spain, typically incorporate up to 8
different "views", each of which showcases a specific room, restaurant, bar or
feature, transporting the viewer right into the establishment.
The secret to their impact, says Thompson, lies in the sharp images and simple
interactivity. "The tours have to be seen to be believed - they really are the next
best thing to actually being there."
At the same time, the virtual tour equipment can be used to create spectacular
panoramic shots, which Thompson believes will be particularly valuable in showcasing
Cape Towns world-famous scenery, including
natural landscapes, beaches, vistas, and the Cape Town winelands.
Thompson believes that these tours offer something for both listed businesses and
website visitors, and the decision to incorporate them into the site was an easy
one. "It really does offer a win-win situation for all concerned - visitors get to
see where they're going from the comfort of their living room, and business can
showcase everything that they offer in one beautiful package."
MyCapeTownInfo.com is an online travel guide to Cape Town, one of South Africa's
most popular tourism destinations. It offers a range of travel information including
detail on Cape Town accommodation and Cape Town
more. It is part of the MyDestinationInfo.com network, which has 60 destinations
from around, including South African cities Johannesburg, Durban, and the Garden
Route. The network uses local experts in each destination, and is backed up by the
best design, applications and optimisation available to create information websites
for the modern traveller.
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