Zen Universe Is A Hyper-Realistic VR Tourism App Coming This Month To PC VR


Virtual reality is a great platform for video games and staying active without leaving the house, but it also has immense potential for virtual tourism and that’s where Zen Universe hopes to plan its flag. The post Zen Universe Is A Hyper-Realistic VR Tourism App Coming This Month To PC VR appeared first on UploadVR. Experiences VR 360 photo 360 video 3D video escapism teleporting tourism vr vacation zen universe zenart vr

Virgin Galactic’s test flight of space tourism craft fails to reach space

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News breaking twitter space space tourism Virgin GalacticVirgin Galactic's first crewed test flight of its SpaceShipTwo Unity craft from Spaceport America in New Mexico has failed to reach the boundary of space.


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Gamification in Tourism?—?Benefits & Use Cases


Gamification in Tourism?—?Benefits Benefits & Use Cases The tourism industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors by the COVID-19 crisis. What is Gamification Tourism? We already talked quite a bit about gamification in tourism, so let’s focus on the hospitality sector.

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. But Air New Zealand's new augmented reality experience for the Magic Leap One gives visitors an immersive taste of what the country has to offer without ever setting foot in the country. Revealed on Wednesday at the L.E.A.P.

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.... ... Features Ireland tourism virtual tourism

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


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. Set to launch on PSVR this Friday, Legends of Catalonia is produced by Virtual Voyagers in partnership with the Catalan Tourism Agency, which encompasses the northeastern region of Spain including cities like Barcelona.

Exclusive: George Takei talks video game voice acting and space tourism dreams

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In this exclusive interview, legendary actor George Takei discusses his latest voice-acting project, his unique history, and his space tourism aspirations.

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. 360 Video Voices of VR Podcast VR Podcasts Memory capture Physical Disability Roy Sherrill virtual tourism

Virtual Tourism Takes You to the Palace of Versailles


Experience virtual tourism at the Palace of Versailles on the AVR Platform. The post Virtual Tourism Takes You to the Palace of Versailles appeared first on EON Reality. Once the epicenter of French royalty, the Palace of Versailles was built to impress. Now a world heritage site, the Palace of Versailles has undergone several transformations. It began as a hunting lodge to becoming the central seat of government during the reign of King Louis XIV.

5 Industries Which Could Benefit From Augmented Reality Post COVID


Travel and Tourism. Although the travel and tourism industry has taken a direct hit from COVID-19, technology innovations like augmented reality can help the sector bounce back by providing an incredible, immersive experience.

Blue Origin tests crew capsule upgrades in latest rocket launch

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Watch Blue Origin conduct a successful flight test of its upgraded capsule set to be used for sub-orbital space tourism services. News blue origin new shepard space tourism

Unlike Airbnb, Vrbo Reportedly Won't Cancel D.C. Bookings During Inauguration Week

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sharing economy travel expedia group economic systems tourism vrbo hospitality services airbnbAirbnb smartly decided earlier this week to cancel all D.C.

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Virgin Galactic Aborts New Mexico Launch Because of Rocket Motor Issues

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Nearly two years after its last flight, Virgin Galactic—the space tourism venture founded by Richard Branson, another billionaire who loves space—aborted the scheduled test launch of its SpaceShipTwo commercial aircraft into suborbital space today because of an issue with its rocket motor.

These space tourists are each paying $55M to stay on the ISS

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News Axiom axiom space International Space Station ISS space Space Station space tourismAxiom Space has announced the four-person crew for a mission that will mark the first-ever entirely privately funded trip to the International Space Station.

Virgin Galactic will carry private astronauts and space tourists to the ISS

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Space tourism remains a controversial topic, however. News ISS private space flights space space tourism Virgin Galactic

Axiom Space Now Has a Crew for the First Commercial Mission to the ISS

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These are the suits space tourists will wear on Virgin Galactic flights

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News breaking twitter space space tourism Virgin GalacticVirgin Galactic has unveiled the spacesuits which will be worn by its pilots and customers for its upcoming sub-orbital space flights from Spaceport America.

Study by “Compare The Market” Finds Surging Interest in “Virtual Travel”


Australian financial service provider and consumer protection group Compare The Market used Google Trends and SEMRush to look at how internet users are searching terms like “virtual travel”, “virtual tourism”, “VR travel”, “virtual reality tours”, and “virtual reality travel.”

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How Augmented Reality Is Revolutionizing Hospitality Industry (From Inside Out)


Application Augmented Reality Guest Post Tourism/Travel augmented reality featured guest post hospitality industry tourismGuest Post. Augmented reality has become a trend-setting technology in many industries. It has changed the way the customers used to see and interact with brands and companies. There are many real-world applications of augmented reality that help companies to build their brand and gain trust.

How to Build a Location-Based AR Application


Let’s dig into how companies use this technology in the following spheres: tourism, education, healthcare, advertising, and entertainment. Tourism. A bright example of using AR in tourism is Florence Travel Guide. Application AR Apps AR Development Augmented Reality Education/Training Entertainment Guest Post Healthcare/Medicine Marketing Tourism/Travel advertising AR apps AR development education entertainment featured guest post healthcare/medicine tourism

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. In addition to a new explorable location, the software has been overhauled to support forward rendering and improved support for Oculus Rift and Touch.

3 Applications of Augmented Reality in the Travel Industry


These are just a few of the ways in which AR can be used to improve tourism and enrich travel experiences. Application Augmented Reality Tourism/Travel augmented reality featured tourism travelAugmented reality enhances the world around us by incorporating elements of a virtual environment into our own. It can make the most mundane experiences more exciting. This is the power of AR. It’s also what makes AR ideal for the travel industry.

Virgin Galactic to launch first crewed test flight from New Mexico this month

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News breaking twitter space space tourism Virgin Galactic vss unityVirgin Galactic is coming closer to bringing paying tourists to the edge of space, perform its first crewed test flight from Spaceport America later this month.

Take a tour inside Blue Origin’s crew capsule for space tourists

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News blue origin breaking twitter Jeff Bezos new shepard space space tourism Tech For ChangeBlue Origin, the space transportation company set up by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has offered its first video tour of its crew capsule for space tourists.

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


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 tourismHTC today announced a partnership with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) to bring the HTC Vive to sites in Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Sanya. Guests can head to a ‘Vive Zone’ to sample the SteamVR headset with a selection of games and experiences.

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

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Explore A Slice of Spanish History in Virtual Segovia Later This Year

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So the Tourism Department of the Town Hall of Segovia has enlisted the help of marketing and production company Sputnik7 to create interactive digital replicas of the city’s main historical locations for the world to see. VRFocus will continue its coverage of the project and the latest VR use cases in tourism. News Android iOS Oculus Quest Oculus Rift Real Casa de Moneda Segovia Sputnik7 tourism Virtual Segovia

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KaviAR Tech Launches New Augmented Reality App for Travel


Augmented Reality AR Apps News Tourism/Travel AR apps augmented reality featured travelFrench startup KaviAR Tech has launched “the world’s first augmented reality teleportation app”, according to the company, called KaviAR Gate. It allows you to explore exotic destinations all over the world. It offers immersive, 360-degree experiences from the comfort of your home, which is proving to be a safe way to entertain yourself during these trying times.

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


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.

Making the World a Better Place with Virtual Reality

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SpaceVR will use Virtual Space Tourism to connect us to our planet and to each other, expanding the limits of human consciousness. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s emerging nano-satellite industry, SpaceVR developed the world’s first virtual reality camera satellite, betting on creating a market for cinematic, live, virtual space tourism. Let’s launch cool s**t into space!”.

Complete Your First Space Travel Without Waiting For SpaceX Lunar Tourism


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. You may envy Maezawa, but the good news is he “want[s] to share this experience with as many people as possible". It was said that he would invite a few artists to travel the moon together.

Virgin Galactic completes second suborbital test flight from Spaceport America

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Space tourism is one step closer to becoming a reality. News space Spaceport America SpaceShipTwo suborbital flight Virgin Galactic

VR Travel: Virtual Reality Can Show You The World


Business Potential of VR Tourism. Any business plan for a travel or tourism business that does not include VR is out of step with where the travel industry is headed. Let’s look at few and see how they are using VR to boost their travel and tourism industries. The video, created by the state tourism office, is not the best example of what VR can offer the travel industry, but it is a great example of a local destination embracing VR to grow its own tourism industry.

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. According to AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan, the company is planning to launch a beta version of DirectTV Now for the Magic Leap One in 2019. The announcement came onstage on Wednesday at the L.E.A.P.

WellTown Is A VR Experience Built For An Entire City


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. WellTown is a remarkable and innovative approach to tourism. WellingtonNZ’s idea might be the first to transform an entire city into a gamified VR tourism experience, but surely, they won’t be the last.

This 3D virtual tour lets you explore historical Egyptian sites – Future Blink


Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is offering free virtual tours of Egyptian sites for those stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more. More about Mashable Video , Egypt , Virtual Reality , Historical , and 3d Modelling. Mashable Video Egypt Virtual Reality Historical 3d Modelling

Tourists Will Soon Be Able to Visit the Titanic Wreck for $125,000

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The pandemic has hit the tourism industry especially hard over the past year, but starting in May of 2021, those itching to travel again—at least straight down—will have the opportunity to visit the most infamous shipwreck of all time.