Cancun launches new mobile app to visitors

Cancun launches new mobile app to visitors

The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau and Smart Group have joined forces to promote the destination with the new Smart Map Cancun mobile app.

The application, which offers an interactive travel guide, was designed to make a visit to Cancun easier and stress-free.

The app, available on both Google Play and the Apple Store, will allow visitors to access maps of Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres and Holbox, as well as access to a GPS system without the need of an internet connection.

Other app features that tourists can take advantage of while in the destination, include a local news portal, weather tab and a currency converter.

Also included is a directory of airlines, banks, consulates, emergency services, hospitals, car rental companies, entertainment venues, restaurants, clubs, hotels and beach clubs.

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“The new app will allow the destination to showcase its attractions, services and activities in a more user-friendly and direct way. Visitors will benefit from this new tech option as it increases their choices of activities to choose from during their stay in the destination,” said Jesus Almaguer, chief executive, Cancun CVB.

“Through the use of this mobile app, tourists will be exposed to places of interest such as shopping malls, beach clubs, museums, nature reserves, and other experiences that they would have not been aware of otherwise.”

According to Smart Group, developer of the Smart Map Cancun app, the application reached 40,000 downloads by April 1st, 2016, as well as 25,000 subscribers and 10,000 followers on social media.