VR Tourism News
February 28th, 2021

The Only VR Newsletter for the Travel Industry

The words “post covid world” conjure up happy memories of our lives pre- 2020 when we gathered, traveled, shopped and socialized.  However, the new “normal” in travel is going to embrace a lot of the incredible advances that AR and VR have made over the past year.  Read on.... 
  
Deborah Reinow Executive Editor
How will YOUR company respond? 

Why AR and VR Will Change Post-COVID Marketing   Cxotoday.com
Nearing one full trip around the sun since the inception of the virus, the winning pandemic-era strategies can now be picked out of a crowd of attempts. Among them, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are at the top of the list. Both AR and VR have empowered massive pivots across multiple industries, allowing retailers to sell, event attendees to connect, and companies to enhance their COVID-era connections. 
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Even the most conservative outlets see this happening…

Covid pandemic may allow VR to shake off ‘gimmick’ image in tourism   Verdict.co.uk
The impact of Covid-19 may allow VR to permanently shake off its image of being a gimmick in the tourism sector. The longer this pandemic goes on, the higher the chance that consumers and organizations adopt this technology on a more permanent basis. 
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Ads using VR are definitely in play to entice the customers back   

Vacations for the vaxxed:  What and where will be safe for travelers Calgaryherald.com
Where in the world will the vaccinated venture this summer? Many of us are itching to get out into the wider world and the COVID-19 jab may be the post-pandemic passport. 
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 A total re-think of the “convention”  

Can Your Company Use Virtual Reality Instead Of Zoom? 
Yes, Here’s How     Forbes.com
A simple Google search for “Conferences in 2019” brings over 250,000,000 results in 0.64 seconds: conventions, trainings, trade-shows, inter-governmental meetings, corporate retreats. What has been the fate of these events merely a year later? Many cancelled. In fact, the $100 billion conventions industry essentially shut down for large parts of the year.  
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Explore the world from the comfort and safety of your own home…

Oh, the Places You’ll Go—Virtually 
Marvelous museums: Explore more than 5,000 years of art from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Discover the world-famous Rosetta Stone, cat mummies and other treasures at London’s British
The Van Gogh Museum in The Netherlands has artwork to print out and color, a link to paintings from the museum and a free app to reveal what  is hidden in and below the surface. 
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Deborah Reinow, Executive Editor  .  Maria Polk, President & CEO maria@VRTourismNews.com

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