PictureA screenshot of the new Visit Marin app, available on iOS and Android mobile phones.

In its ongoing efforts to develop a sustainable visitor base to Marin County and enhance the visitor experience in Marin, the Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCVB) has launched a new “Visit Marin” mobile app.

MCVB officials say the app was developed via a partnership with Spendsetter, a mobile advocacy marketing platform that allows brands to build their own database of advocates. The Visit Marin app, which is available on Apple and Android mobile phones, is an “in-destination, real time concierge mobile” that allows “access to exclusive promotions, native applications, location-based communication, and a mobile rewards marketplace.”

The app rewards visitors to Marin for sharing their love and affinity for the brands they care about most, with a spotlight on Mill Valley at launch. For instance, users can take advantage of the current lunch special at Piazza D’Angelo’s in downtown Mill Valley and share that promotion with their friends through the app. In doing to, users are rewarded with points that can then be redeemed for items like the North Bay Farmers Market Cookbook  or a gift card for 1010 Surf Sports in San Rafael.

“We will enhance the visitor experience in Marin by giving fans interactive mapping features, relevant content and the ability to lend their voices to promoting Marin’s attractions, restaurants and vacation packages,” says Cliff Corr, vice president of strategic services at Spendsetter.

This new application can be found under “Visit Marin” and is available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Use the code “MarinEmail” when you download the app and immediately get 1,500 points.

The Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCVB) is a private 501-c6 organization that promotes Marin County as an overnight destination through marketing programs, collateral materials, trade missions, and partnership with other industry-related organizations.

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