BeyondIndaba.com was created to provide the travel industry with a convenient portal to find reputable companies operating in Africa but with a specific focus on southern Africa. The website makes use of Joomla to automate the process of building the well-structured website directory.
Website visitors are able to register on the website and, once they have registered, they are then able to add their own business listings.
Users can easily add:
- Text that they can format using a text editor
- Images that are automatically added to a thumbnail gallery with fancy image pop-up windows
- Videos from Youtube
- Audio files
- Product brochures that are displayed in a brochure area of their listing
- Upgrade and pay to have their listings feature
The website owner receives an email every time a new business listing is added. He can then access the website admin area to view the new listing and decide whether or not to accept the listing. The owner can also edit the listing where necessary and automatically notify the listing owner via email once he has decided to accept or reject the listing.
Although it operates in a very competitive online market, this website has grown quickly and now has well over 1000 members.