Looking To Go on Holiday? See How Virtual Reality Is Changing This Sphere
It's a last-minute decision, but somehow, the stars have aligned perfectly, and you’re going on a well-deserved holiday that has been keenly anticipated. But with how welcoming it is, you still have no idea how your holiday is going to pan out.
Paris? London? Or even a Caribbean Island? What about the hotels and lodgings over there? How good are they?
Can “word of mouth” from others or pictures on the internet from three years ago be trusted?
Adjusting my glasses and speaking in the voice of The Professor from the famous Spanish series on Netflix, “This is where Virtual Reality comes in.”
Seeing Is Believing: Doubting Thomas and The Messiah Called Virtual Reality
Travel customers usually require a lot of information before they book a hotel room. These may include descriptions, images, videos, customer reviews, or opinions on social media.
Reality is often disappointing, a popular purple Titan once said. You’re looking to book a room in a hotel, and your travel agency sends pictures or videos. Nice, Crisp, spick, and span hotel rooms with a perfectly smiling receptionist.
Not many people believe pictures. Not anymore. But with virtual reality, the ball is in your court. Many tourist hotels and resorts are now resorting to using this technology. Virtual renditions are being made, and vacationers can choose what they want to see, the room they booked, straight to the bar on the ground floor, and the all-access swimming pool on the roof, if there is one.
The virtual experience could also consist of a simple 360-degree image, which is also compatible with social media platforms and more basic VR technology.
And There’s More…
“Going there without going there” is fast becoming a trend, with many content companies rising around this new opportunity.
Gecko Digital captures gyroscopic 360-degree imagery of a destination or resort for the benefit of tourist boards or in hotel marketing. They currently specialize in capturing the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia, aiming to be the largest worldwide provider of this sort of content.
The founder of Gecko Digital, James South, believes 360-degree digital experience is “becoming the new medium, alongside photography and videography, to enable people to view destinations and hotels."
Advantages And Benefits
Why use VR to present your work? Why not use the conventional way everyone uses? It's simple.
The startup cost for introducing VR into your architectural practice is low. Headsets are cheaper than they were. Additional setups would be needed for presentations, but a client won off; this would make it money well spent.Using VR also gives you an edge over your counterparts that are sticking to their PowerPoint presentations. Everyone would choose a fully immersive virtual reality experience over a computer-rendered 3D presentation.