While many people have canceled their travel plans this year due to restrictions on travel, a local businessman has launched a new app to help guide visitors and locals to all the city of Delray Beach has to offer. The app, created by Jeff Dash, Chief Experience Officer of Delray Beach Experience, aims to increase traffic to local businesses in Delray Beach and beyond, especially after so many businesses were hurt by the pandemic.

Mr. Dash, created this app with visitors, locals and “snowbirds” in mind, to allow users to search businesses by name or category, view business details and valuable offers, get personalized directions to businesses from their location and view businesses’ safety protocols for COVID-19.

At the same time, it provides locals with places to visit safely while they navigate through the current health crisis.

“One of the best features about our app is there is an ability for businesses to put in their COVID policies so they can update their safety protocols as needed on a regular basis as hopefully things change and get better,” Mr. Dash said.

The app added a new feature—an outdoor/waterfront dining guide—providing more than 250 locales where people can dine outside in a socially distanced, open air environment. The app is constantly changing and evolving to include updates that will offer new ways to get information as well as safety protocols to its users as quickly as possible. Dash Travel/Delray Beach Experience was nominated by the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce for the 2020 Business of the Year.

This community resource includes a Hotel Program that offers hotel guests a 10-day complimentary VIP Membership. It creates a new way for tourists to get information in a timely manner and enhances the hotel guest experience. According to Ryan Curran, Director of Sales, Aloft Delray Beach, “A lot of people are slowly starting to travel again. So the fact that they can see everything that we’re doing to make sure that they’re safe, that our staff is safe, is definitely something that I’m sure a lot of people, nervous to leave their homes, will find comfort in.”

Matt Guidice, Founder, Craft Food Tours says, “Delray Beach Experience bundles everything this great town has to offer in one app. Dining, accommodations, shopping. This app has it all.”

“The Delray Beach Experience Membership is a one stop shop for visitors that want to learn about all the things going on in Delray Beach,” states Stephanie Immelman, President & CEO, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. “In fact, it’s a great program for locals too.” For more information visit https://delraybeachexperience.com/.