A brand new App, rolled out by Visit Wexford and Wexford Chamber and managed by Wexford Chamber, is currently under construction and will be launched officially by mid-March.
The App is a complete directory, open to all business sectors in Wexford. It enables users to easily find contact details and link to businesses of interest featuring five different categories. The categories include ‘Food and Drink’, ‘Travel and Stay’, ‘Shopping’ ‘Services’ and ‘Things to do’ with an easy to use scrolling menu. An ‘Events and Festivals’ tab will also be added. The App also offers users directions and visual maps to locations of interest and a Sat Nav option. There is a filter and search function on the App enabling users to easily find the information that they need. A ‘vouchers’ tab will enable business to promote special offers they may have to users of the App offering them exclusive App based deals.
The App is open to all businesses in Wexford and the ‘Visit Wexford App’ is offering everyone a free basic App lifetime listing. A basic or Bronze Listing includes the name of the business and address, phone number and a category tag word.
Commenting on the listings available, Madeleine Quirke CEO, Wexford Chamber said, “The App is open to everyone and we are encouraging every business in Wexford to get in touch and have a basic listing on the App for free. It is a fantastic business tool and we know that over 70% of internet users, access information via their smart phone. Two other listing types are also available, a silver listing which includes the name of the business and address, phone number, 140 characters, an image of their premises or logo a link to their website/contact details and also and social media links, ie Facebook, Twitter etc.
A Gold Listing offers users unlimited text and the option to log in and edit the information along with the name of the business and address, phone number, 140 characters, an image of their premises or logo a link to their website/contact details and also and social media links, ie Facebook, Twitter etc.”
The basic or Bronze Listing is available free of charge and the Silver listing is available at €99 per annum, with the Gold Listing being available for €199 per annum.
Carolyne Godkin, Tourism officer at Wexford County Council said, “This App has been in the pipeline for Visit Wexford and Wexford Chamber for sometime and it is fantastic to now be at the stage of completing the product prior to the Spring Summer season. We have carried out detailed research on the various types of Apps available and this App has been enormously successful for other regions and we feel it will be a huge success also in Wexford. Business users, Wexfordians and visitors alike can all currently download the App from the iTunes store or the android store for free and it will always remain as a free to use App. Wexford County Council are very pleased to partner Wexford Chamber in the roll out of this initiative and it is a good example of collaborative working under our Visit Wexford Tourism brand. ”
The content of the App is currently under construction with full event and festival listings and further information to be uploaded. It is expected that the full content of the App will be complete by early to mid-March and the App will be officially launched therein afterwards.
To register for a listing on the Visit Wexford App contact Jennifer at Wexford Chamber on 053 9122226 or see www.wexfordchamber.ie/visitwexfordapp. To keep up to date about the App, please visit our facebook page – www.facebook.com/wexfordapp.