Air New Zealand Takes Wraps Off Magic Leap One Adventure Tourism Game

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The thrill and excitement of great tourism generally requires visitors to take part in the country's local fare in person.

Legends of Catalonia Is An Intriguing New Take On Virtual Tourism For PSVR

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So far we’ve seen virtual tourism take its place in VR largely as a series of idyllic 360 videos, but Legends of Catalonia has some other ideas about how to win the hearts and minds of holidaymakers.

Memory Capture & Virtual Tourism for the Benefit of Those with Physical Disabilities

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Roy is doing a sort of virtual tourism that is enabling other people with impaired mobility to get a taste of the different experiences that he’s having. The post Memory Capture & Virtual Tourism for the Benefit of Those with Physical Disabilities appeared first on Road to VR.

Failte Ireland using VR to boost tourism

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Failte Ireland, Ireland’s tourism authority, is using virtual reality experiences to promote the region to tourists and will expand the project to trade and industry partners so they can promote their own tourist activities....

Photogrammetry Showcase ‘Realities’ Update Brings New Content, Touch Support, and Improved Visuals

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HTC Vive Games News Oculus Rift Games SteamVR Games VR Games photogrammetry virtual reality tourism vr tourismRealities, a ‘virtual travel’ title that presents near photo-realistic VR captures of real-world locations, has received a major update.

Photorealistic VR Tour ‘Nefertari: Journey to Eternity’ Takes You Deep into a 3,000 Year-old Egyptian Tomb

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HTC Partners With InterContinental Hotels To Bring Vive To Chinese Hotel Rooms

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We’ve often talked about VR being used for virtual tourism, but this isn’t exactly what we had in mind. htc VR Industry News htc vive InterContinental Hotels vr tourism

Complete Your First Space Travel Without Waiting For SpaceX Lunar Tourism

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Elon Musk signed up his first passenger – Japanese billionaire and entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa to fulfill the pledge to the moon since he founded SpaceX. If everything goes well, Maezawa will be the first passenger and private astronaut to travel to the moon in 2023.

VR Travel | Tourism Marketing Successful Examples and How To Get Started!

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BBC News has recently published an article regarding the application of Virtual Reality technology in tourism - in short, VR can evidently boost tourism businesses as a marketing tactic. VR to tourism is like a free sampler to snacks. If you are in the travel industry, I hope this article will help you get started on VR tourism marketing. A production by Beijing Tourism Development to showcase some of the best attractions this city has to offer.

AT&T to Launch DirectTV App for Magic Leap One in 2019, Sets Up 5G Test Area at Magic Leap Headquarters

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Don't Miss: Air New Zealand Takes Wraps Off Magic Leap One Adventure Tourism Game Not only did the team announce the app, but Donovan gave the audience a preview of what it will. Magic Leap and AT&T have lifted the lid on multiple parts of their mysterious relationship today.

WellTown Is A VR Experience Built For An Entire City

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WellTown , however, is more than fun games; it’s also an experience designed to showcase how incredibly beautiful the city truly is in hopes of sparking a increase in tourism. Tourism has benefited very well from VR experiences.

SpaceVR wants to take you to outer space

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aerospace Business News startups Virtual Reality (VR) Space SpaceVR VR TourismAs its name implies, SpaceVR wants to take you into space. By itself, this isn’t that interesting: there’s already plentiful VR games and simulators taking place in space, for instance. What makes this one interesting isn’t the concept, it’s the execution. How does SpaceVR take you into space? By launching a satellite, called the Overview 1.

Who is Trying to Make Key App for VR?

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Let’s take a quick look at some of the more significant developments in VR elsewhere in the world, in travel i.e. tourism, medicine, and virtual replacements for smokey casinos. Travel / Tourism.

Big Ben Brought Back To Life Through AR Snapchat Lens

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Because of construction, there hasn’t been a lot of photos of Big Ben on social media; believe it or not, that can actually hurt tourism. A new Snapchat Lens helps keep the memory of London’s iconic Big Ben alive during its three year renovation.

Giant $1.5 Billion VR Theme Park to Open in China, Promising 35 VR Attractions

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After our attraction opens, it will change the entire tourism structure of Guizhou province as well as China’s southwest,” Chief Executive Chen Jianli told Reuters. A giant robot looms over the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province in China.

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Nefertari: Journey to Eternity Is A ‘Tombscale’ VR App With Photorealistic Environments

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It’s only a short experience but a great game of what VR is going to be able to do for education and virtual tourism in the years to come. This has to be one of the better attempts at bringing a real-world location into VR that we’ve seen in recent months.

The Biggest VR Releases Of The Week 10/28/18

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Instead, we’ve got a free edition of one of VR’s most visually striking shooters, an Oculus Go port of Daydream’s best game, a PSVR tourism app, and a mesmerizing VR short about an ancient healer.

Oculus Gets Down to Business With New Rift Bundle Aimed at Commercial Use

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A new commercial-focused hardware bundle including Rift headset, Touch controllers, three Sensors, and three facial interfaces was revealed at Oculus Connect 4 this week.

Samsung’s In-house Incubator to Showcase New VR/AR Experiments at MWC

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traVRer , the last wordy entree from C-Lab showing at MWC, is a 360-degree video platform focused on virtual tourism, letting you visit landmarks and famous places around the world but with the mood, noises and events captured.

VR Gets Experimental At Moving Image New York 2017

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PRIMAL TOURISM: ISLAND. Developed over the course of over 8 months, Primal Tourism: Island combines colonialism, tourism and science fiction to create a truly unique experience that’s as accurate as it is imaginative.

SpaceTime Enterprises Will Use VR To Bring People To Space

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Let’s face it; VR might happen in our lifetime but accessible, affordable space tourism might not. At least, not any time soon. But In-Space Missions and Rewind want to use VR and AR to bring us closer to being an astronaut than ever before. This week the pair announced SpaceTime Enterprises , a UK-based initiative that will see multiple satellites launched into low Earth orbit.

Expert View: Immersive Technology Investment Boosting Creativity

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The investment will primarily focus on virtual reality video games, interactive art shows and augmented reality experiences in tourism. The investment will primarily focus on virtual reality video games, interactive art shows and augmented reality experiences in tourism Click To Tweet.

Project Goa Will Bring Virtual Reality To Any Smartphone

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Nod, the tech startup developing Goa, hopes to tap into the enthusiasm around VR to expand past gaming into applications like real estate, medicine, museums, and tourism

‘In Death’ is a Medieval Roguelike Bow-shooter from ‘EVEREST VR’ Developer Sólfar Studios

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In quite the pivot from virtual tourism experience EVEREST VR (2016) , Iceland-based Sólfar Studios has revealed their next VR project, In Death , a VR roguelike bow-shooter that promises procedurally generated crawling for loot and more.

‘Zip Now London’ Attraction Combines VR With Zip Lining

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Zip Now London’s VR Jebel Jais Flight was the result of a partnership between Zip Now London and Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority. Experience Dubai’s infamous Jebel Jais Flight zip line while soaring over the House of Parliament in this new UK attraction.

Report: VR and AR Device Market to hit $1.8 billion in 2018

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We saw in our latest consumer survey that virtual tourism, remote participation in events such as music concerts, and virtual social interactions are all emerging as further uses for virtual reality.

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George Washington’s Home Is Getting An AR Tour

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The tours are a production of ARtGlass, a company working to bring augmented reality to mainstream “cultural” tourism. The homes of Presidents George Washington and James Monroe are getting AR tours by way of Epson’s Moverio glasses. Monroe’s historic home, known as Highland, is the first place to launch the AR tours with Washington’s Mount Vernin coming online this spring.

Virtual Tours: Around the World with a VR Headset

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Governments can integrate virtual tours with their tourism websites and provide more information to potential visitors than through simple, text-based links. Travel and tourism creates a huge carbon footprint and has ecological consequences. Virtual tours can help in promoting a sustainable mode of tourism while quenching one’s wanderlust simultaneously.

‘Twilight’ VR Ride Coming to Lionsgate Theme Park

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In 2020, Lionsgate will followup their Chinese indoor theme park with an outdoor park in South Korea in the tourism hub of Jeju Island. The 237,000-square foot indoor theme park will be located in China.

China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

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The idea is also the one of experimenting with virtual classes and virtual examinations; Culture : VR can be used to promote tourism. We all know that China is a country that is betting big on Virtual Reality.

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Take a Ride in this VR Hot Air Balloon

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But Janimation is also looking at how the experience could be useful in the tourism and hospitality industry as a less expensive alternative to marketing events like media tours and FAM (familiarization) events.

Haptics Project H2L Sells Shares To Sony Innovation, Raising Over $1.7 Million

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H2L (Happy Hacking Life), a Tokyo-based company that specializes in VR/AR related to gaming and tourism, has engineered a haptic device of their own and it is surprisingly low-profile. From exo-claws for your forearms to vests for your entire upper body, haptic feedback devices run the gauntlet when it comes to different ways to further immerse players in virtual worlds.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve…in VR

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One work on display at the party will be Jakob Kusk Steensen’s “Primal Tourism,” a piece in which “colonialism, tourism and science fiction overlap.” Capping off a huge year for VR, people around the world are turning to VR for NYE celebrations. Every year, people from around world get together to ring in the new year. Some travel to faraway locations to join hordes of revelers in celebratory countdowns replete with massive fireworks shows.

Alex Kipman Nominated for Inventor’s Award

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for enhanced video calls), a 3D virtual tourism application, and a suite of mixed-reality games, as well as industrial uses for metering and quality control, and interactive digital human anatomy.

Google Helps Preserve Endangered Historical Sites in VR

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One of the original pioneers in 3D laser-scanning, Ben realized his technology could be used towards immortalizing monuments and other historical sites facing potential destruction by war, tourism, or just good old fashioned mother nature.

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AR+VR Weekly: Tim Cook’s AR prediction, Google VR Skates and Toyota’s use of HoloLens

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Niantic Partners With United Nations to Promote Global Tourism ( Variety ). Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: week of Nov 26. Tim Cook on HBO’s Axios. By Tom Emrich. Highlights. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR!

Steam’s Autumn Sale Officially Kicks Off With Over 250 VR Games Discounted

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That means games, educational experiences, virtual tourism, videos, and more are all needed in order for VR to thrive. Software sells hardware — it’s a well-known fact, passed down by wise men throughout the generations.

MetaVRse Launches Canada's First Full Service Virtual Reality Agency

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MetaVRse has worked with marquee clients including: Royal Ontario Museum, Adidas, Footlocker, Niagara Falls Tourism and CDW. Toronto-based VR Agency MetaVRse has launched as Canada’s first full-service Virtual Reality agency.

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Meet Your New President: Photorealistic Trump Takes Office in VR

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Today, one more out-of-the-way locale is being brought into the realm digitally accessible tourism: President Trump standing in the oval office of the White House.

Funding Roundup: InstaVR Raises $2M & iStaging Raises $5M.

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Funding Roundup: InstaVR Raises $2M & iStaging Raises $5M Series A & Razer Creates $30M Fund To Invest In Games, Tech, and VR InstaVR , a San Francisco, CA-based virtual reality (VR) authoring, publishing, and analysis company, closed a $2M series A equity funding round.

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How Valve’s ‘The Lab’ Trains Your Brain to Appreciate Good VR.

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For the archery experience you have an old castle door, for a photogrammetry experience of virtual tourism, we have a “photo wall” with postcards pinned to it.

Galactica is a VR Rollercoaster Opening at Alton Towers in April

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During the three minute ride, the virtual world revolves around a fictional space tourism company, Galactica, in the year 3016 and begins before you've taken off on the Galactanaut ship. If you live in the UK you may be already very familiar with Alton Towers.

InstaVR To Produce Content For Hello Kitty Theme Park

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InstaVR also includes a VR tourism heat-map that shows where virtual patrons gaze the most and Sanrio will be using that data to shape interactive features in the VR content. Likely due to the costs and complexity of virtual reality setups, theme parks are often referenced as prime homes for VR installations and rides. Amusement parks not only have the funding that can go into individual attractions providing fully immersive VR, but also the square feet to do so with few barriers.