What makes your traveling experience worth remembering?
Sheer planning along with the perfect alignment of components make your trip to run parallel to your expectations. All the things should be planned ahead of time so that you don’t encounter nasty surprises at the eleventh hour.
Ever came across the term ‘virtual reality?’ Usually, when someone says this word or should we be saying ‘buzzword,’ the only thing that strikes your mind is the fancy gaming gadget. Well, VR is beyond than that.
Virtual reality in the travel industry has changed the complete scenario. No matter where you are thinking of heading to, be it an excursion to the Maldives or you feel like to collect the beautiful memories on the pink sand beaches of Bahamas; now you can plan your journey seamlessly with AR/VR technology.
Let’s uncover what AR/VR has in the lane for you.
Explore the destination before spending money
With the arrival of augmented and virtual reality, it has become easier for people to stay miles away from fake claims. Previously travelers used to rely on photos and videos of the place before planning an excursion. Well, who knows how true those photos are? You never know the place that looks good in the picture turns out to be totally opposite. The grief of losing money hitch you and make you feel miserable when you opt for visiting a place and that place turns out to be equal to a bleak landscape.
Virtual reality saves tourists by letting them explore the place before purchasing a package. It all saves the traveler’s time, expectations and money.
No guesswork when AR navigation is here
Would you opt for public transport in a new place? You must be hesitant enough as a plethora of questions tangles your capillaries. Finding the correct bus, subway, nearest bus stop and the perfect route for reaching the destination wasn’t easy before, but with augmented reality it is!
Plenty of travel apps let you locate the route via augmented reality. The direction provided by those apps is easy to understand, and you don’t have to rely on the stars or your gut feeling to find the path that leads to the chosen destination.
Translation into your native language
“Où veux-to aller?”
Don’t be stressed; we just asked above “Where do you want to go?”
When you travel to a country where you have little to no understanding of the language spoken there, your cells go crazy. Kudos to the augmented reality, be it translating different sentences or the whole printed material, now you can do it within few taps. AR equipped apps give you ease of translating printed materials into your chosen language.
The bottom line
The possibilities are endless when it comes to augmented and virtual reality. It admittedly sounds amusing to have the option of visiting the place digitally before you travel.
The future of augmented reality in tourism looks promising. Tourists can choose their destinations, can select their hotels and can plan their whole journey easily. It is better to have a virtual vacation before your actual vacation so that you don’t end up regretting spending money on something that doesn’t gel well with your expectations.
Taimoor Khan, a Digital Marketing manager at CMOLDS, a mobile app development company in CA, US, is well-versed in a plethora of branding strategies and works to uplift the company’s reputation and provide a superior customer experience. He is also passionate about reading and writing related articles on digital marketing and technology.