How Virtual Reality Can Help Tourism After Covid-19
Updated: May 15, 2020
Everybody is asking how the world will be after the Covid-19? We do know that it will never be the same. Regarding Tourism, the Virtual Reality will be key for it to overcome.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that we are experiencing in 2020, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), estimates an unprecedented job loss in the sector. According to the March/2020 edition of Forbes Magazine, this number could reach 50 million unemployed in the tourism industry worldwide.
As for the tourism segment, the recovery will not be quick because of the local restrictions, but also due to decrease in travel demand. In this scenario, the Virtual Reality is a powerful tool, capable of influencing customers to travel to their preferred destinations. Using high quality 360 degree videos and 360 degree photos, you can create Virtual Tours of any type of location, open or closed, large or small, top view or underground. These very same high quality 360 degree videos and photos can be combined with virtual assistants, as well as other photos and videos. The whole material would laid in interactive panels, making customers feel like walking throughout the place. The user experience is unique, and it does not depend on any particular device. A smartphone or computer is enough.
Virtual Reality technology in this new normal in tourism it might be the greatest tool to get back this segment and get back even better.