2020 might be remembered for one of the worst pandemic to hit humankind, but this could also be the year that gave birth to the highest number of innovations as countries and businesses pivoted themselves as per the need of the hour, or year in this case.
The ever unprecedented COVID 19 hit the tourism industry the hardest. Countries’ sealed borders, airlines were grounded, people feared travelling. For years, popular destinations that were thronged by millions through the year, bore a deserted look. While some countries have opened borders, travellers are still shaky to travel with no vaccine yet for Coronavirus.
Amid the pandemic this year, tourism companies and boards are looking at new ways to promote themselves and still get people across the globe experience the mystique, the beauty and the enlightenment of what they have to offer.
Virtual Reality (VR) in the very idea of it is meant to change what we see around. These new age technologies were meant to enhance our experience and increase our joy while exploring the world. And today, VR is a perfect tool for tourism. It adds new value and opens new opportunities for both the tourist and the tourism industry.
So, this World Tourism Day, while you stay in the safe confinements of your home, let’s get started with our virtual tour with Excitel’s unlimited data plans. At last I would like to conclude that virtual reality may never replace traditional travel, but it still offers intriguing possibilities. If the technology becomes sophisticated enough, the more environmentally conscious among us—especially those aiming to reduce our carbon footprint might prefer this form of escape.VR travel does bring parts of the world to people who are physically unable to visit certain landmarks. Most of all, it could help bring people to places that are otherwise inaccessible.
- 1.Kruger National park in South Africa does morning and evening safari. This virtual show also enables you to interact with an expert game ranger in real time! Safari vehicles, guides on foot, drones, balloons, rovers and remote cams all roam the terrains of the national park, to bring the best possible safari viewing experience to homes
- Grand Canyon – hike to Phantom Ranch via the Corridor Trails, take a raft trip down the Colorado River. Discover ancient places within the Grand Canyon where people lived long ago.
- Alaska’s Kenai Fjords – Explore glaciers, fjords, & get up close with lava, deep sea dive around coral reefs, and explore dank caves.
- Machu Picchu, Peru– Surround yourself with the wonders of Machu Picchu, the 15th-century Inca citadel high up in Peru’s Andes Mountains, without having to make the climb.
- Arizona Canyons – You might even work up a sweat as you explore the Arizona desert and its mesmerizing slot canyons.
We hope you enjoy these tours on World Tourism Day