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Published: May 31st, 2020

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Deborah ReinowNote from the Editor:  

This month we bring you 4 specific examples of how virtual reality is being used by destinations and travel companies to keep “the travel dream” candle burning. These various programs are seeking to cut through the proverbial clutter of 360 videos that are being randomly posted. Take a look..

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A large travel agency consortium creates a weekly multi-layered weekly online travel experiences for an opt-in “travel club”…

Virtual Armchari Tours Dream Now Travel LaterVirtual Armchair Explorer Tours Entice Consumers to Dream Now and Travel Later   Newkerala.com
Staying home doesn't mean you can't explore the world right from the comfort of your armchair, sofa or bed, say travel advisors at Travel Leaders Group who send their clients the recently launched Armchair Explorer -- an inspirational series of emails with social graphics, eBooks, videos, virtual tours and articles. READ MORE

A destination launches an interactive hub to replicate its attractions online…

Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi Bets on Virtual Events to Revive Tourism   Cnn.com
In the last few years, Abu Dhabi has expanded its tourism sector, opening the Louvre in 2017 and Warner Bros. World theme park in 2018. Last year, the city welcomed 11.35 million tourists. After travel bans brought tourism to a standstill in March, Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) launched interactive hub 'StayCurious' to replicate its attractions online.  READ MORE

A “concierge” travel agency actually selling the headsets…

Melbourne Travel Project Melbourne Travel Project selling Google Cardboard headsets to spur bookings   Melbournetravelproject.com
Get ready for a new kind of travel – our limited edition release Virtual Reality Travel Headsets are here. Embark on an African Safari, experience the magic of Disneyland, look up at the Majestic Northern Lights and so much more.   READ MORE

You should really click on this one.... for your own mental health!

Japan Virtual Reality Hot SpringsHot Spring Inns Invite Onsen Lovers to go Virtual as Coronavirus Halts Tourism   Japantimes.co.jp
Delivering its own “stay-at-home” message aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19, one of the oldest hot springs in Japan is asking onsen lovers to go virtual as they take a breather and relax — in their own bathtubs.  READ MORE

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