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Back in 2016, we had to really dig to find stories showcasing ways in which the travel industry was adopting AR and VR. Now there is so much to choose from. We go through dozens each month to pick out the most relatable and potentially useful examples. Let us know how we’re doing!   Read on…..  
Deborah Reinow, Executive Editor
Won’t this be amazing?  

The windowless cabin design that could be the future
of air travel   
Cnn.com     
 Looking out the cabin window and seeing cities and oceans from above is, for many of us, one of the joys of flying. But aviation innovators Rosen Aviation reckon this experience could be taken to the next level, rendering actual airplane
windows obsolete.
 
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AR and VR are nothing new to Emirates. They’ve been using it for training for a while now. Here’s more. 

Emirates launches new virtual reality experiences Businestraveller.com  
Emirates has launched what it describes as the first airline, a virtual reality app, designed to allow customers to explore the cabin from the comfort of their home. Customers can navigate through the economy, business
and first-class cabins, explore their seats, as well as the onboard lounge and
shower spa on the A380 aircraft.
 
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Singapore is not fooling around with embracing the new technology. Destinations: take note. We recommend you watch the short video. 
  
Building immersive worlds with AR   Stb.gov.sg  
 In the days ahead, tourism in Singapore will see immersive Augmented Reality (AR) experiences that visitors can opt into, at any point along their journey. When done well, these moments will facilitate engagement in a deeper and more meaningful way. 
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It’s clear that retail is not going to be the same post-Covid  

3 ways augmented reality can transform the retail experience technical.ly     
 Soon, AR and virtual reality (VR) technology may be a part of everyday life — and everyday shopping. With that in mind, here are three ways that virtual reality can transform e-commerce and retail. 
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This sounds incredible.   

This Florida museum is opening the world's first-ever
virtual walk-through of Machu Picchu   
Travelandleisure.com    
Debuting this October at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida, the Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru exhibition is the first of its kind, offering a full-motion, 360-degree, interactive VR experience. Guests can expect to experience the ruins of Machu Picchu as if they were there in person, all while also learning about the ancient civilizations of Peru. 
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And so does this!  

Time travel takes you to 1920s Berlin  VirtualRealityTimes.com
What was Berlin like a century ago? A VR time travel takes you to Berlin’s Roaring Twenties. Dubbed 20s.BERLIN, this VR time travel takes you on a journey into the lively capital of Weimar Germany, the Roaring Twenties of the capital of Germany a century ago. VR users are transported to Pariser
Platz, a square located in the historic center of Berlin, where a newspaper boy “Tiger” receives them.
  
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Deborah Reinow, Executive Editor . Maria Polk, President & CEO maria@VRTourismNews.com
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