Perhaps, the travel and tourism industry suffered the strongest blow of COVID-19 as countries still remain closed to tourism. Little did we know that the travel ban was going to be prolonged for an unpredictable period. The disruption in travel caused by the pandemic has brought Virtual Tourism to the forefront.
What seemed like a wait for 1-2 months before one could travel again, found people locked up within their houses for months. The urge to travel again is rising as people are seeking distractions and an escape from the routine life. However, with not much choice, people are finally stepping into the world of digital tourism. As the travel industry continues to recover from the crisis with innovative ways, let’s understand what virtual tourism is and how it will transform the concept of travel.
What is Virtual Tourism?
Traditionally, virtual tourism was used mainly as a marketing tool that leverages augmented reality and virtual reality. Virtual tourism essentially enabled armchair travelers to have travel experiences of new destinations without leaving their homes.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, virtual reality tourism has gained significance and popularity in offering virtual tours of different attractions from home. Linked with the concept of smart tourism and driven by technological developments, virtual tourism is gaining momentum in the travel and tourism industry.
As a virtual tourist, you will have the option to choose the vibe of the place, the pace of events, and the period of time you want to experience it … READ MORE ...