Safety-Driven Mexico Travel App ‘GrinGO’ to debut its Travel Advisory System at EXPO Turismo Tijuana during Labor Day Weekend.
(September 2, 2022 / TIJUANA, BAJA CALIFORNIA) Labor Day Weekend kicks off this week, as millions of US travelers look to dip their toes in the sand or take a road trip to cool off in high elevations. Thousands of U.S. Tourists in the Southwest will drive down to Mexico crossing the border at San Ysidro or Lukeville toward Playas of Rosarito or Puerto Peñasco for that multi-day dose of Vitamin SEA. This year tourists who have downloaded the FREE GrinGO app will have the option to activate their location services on their cell phones to receive real-time travel advisories along the main tourist highway routes and within popular destinations.
GrinGO Founder/CEO Brian Krupski says, “We are very excited to bring innovation and a new communication channel to the market that helps bridge the challenges local governments have with communicating critical information to its foreign visitors to avoid a negative travel experience and ensure a SAFE visit.”
The announcement comes on the heels of a recent BAJA Statewide effort by the municipalities of Tecate, Tijuana, Rosarito and Ensenada signing an MOU with GrinGO that recognizes the Phoenix-Based company as a partner in tourism promotion and travel safety. The new app feature is set to publicly debut during EXPO TURISMO – presented by GrinGO, on Avenida Revolución in Tijuana on Saturday, September 3rd.
Juan Coronado, Director of Comité de Turismo y Convenciones de Tijuana (COTUCO) states, “During a time where travel safety continues to be a top concern on the minds of our visitors from the U.S., the travel advisory system will help add that extra level of comfort for tourists that fulfills the GrinGO’s mission of creating a borderless travel experience.”
Additional ROADSIDE safety features on the GrinGO app that promote a SAFE drive South of the Border include the ability to purchase Mexico Auto Insurance with U.S. Standards of Coverage. U.S. Policies are not recognized in Mexico and so it is important to purchase the minimum of Mexico Liability Coverage if your U.S. policies covers you within a certain mile range into Mexico. Additional features include a direct dial to the Angeles Verdes, a FREE Federally funded highway assistance program in Mexico to help stranded tourists with mechanical repair, flat tires, or a gas fill up.
Mexico continues to be the top international destination for U.S. travelers as the country is known for pristine white beaches and pre-Hispanic colonial towns recognized as some of the top cities in the world. Mexico tourism has rebounded strong reaching close to its 2019 pre-pandemic levels. However, active COVID cases continue to spread, and mask mandates are still common across the country. To stay in the know, download GrinGO as a premier app choice for travel South of the Border. Buen Viaje Amigos!