The view of Nelson Mandela Bay from the Donkin Reserve Light House in Port Elizabeth. PICTURE: Supplied

Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism spent R 35 000 on a travel application making it easier for tourists to move and learn about the city.

During the launch at Donkin Reserve, the Chief Executive Officer of Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, Mandlakazi Skefile said the application was meant to make life easier for people choosing the city as a holiday destination.

"The applications is meant to be a tour guide in your pocket and an easy way to get around the city and learn about key sights," Skefile said.

The application can be downloaded on all smart phones and provides information including local events, emergency numbers and audio of various historical points around the city.

"It's a one-stop shop of information for events and things to do." Skefile urged people to consider Nelson Mandela Bay as a holiday destination and move on from the typical destinations like Cape Town and Durban.

"Our beaches are blue flag beaches, we have ocean safaris and an abundance of Marine life including largest breading of African penguins," she said.

African News Agency (ANA)