I had heard about Virtual Reality after Facebook bought Oculus Rift to make its presence in development of Virtual Reality (VR). From then on, I have been following different posts and articles based on uses of VR in various sectors like Medicine, Industries, Education where VR can be implemented for different purposes like researches and enhancements. VR, now has similar charm like the first iPod or iPhone had created. Though it’s limited to certain people only for now, there is want for more content, products and its implementation around us. I would like to state some use of VR technology in Tourism for now.
From the experience of the VR users, it has been worked and they felt it like their own new sense. Although this tool is new in technology, it will surely bring dramatic and revolutionary leap in field of tourism. On using the Head Set of VR, you will feel that you are present in the very place of which your are viewing through it. It will not fail to entertain the users and keep them engaged with its different features like movement in 360 degree, hand gestures, supporting tools etc. Different gestures of hand will add more excitement for the viewers as it will make them feel like taking City Tour of any physical place. If we could find any 360 degree video of any places like palaces, churches, temples, mosques or other place which have traditional and heritage significance then it can be viewed at any time and from any where so, I feel VR will surely enhance tourism sector.
Social network giants like YouTube, Facebook have supported 360 degree videos so, we can expect more content on the way from different parts of the world. We can simply view the places or destination where are planning to visit and plan accordingly how to roam around on reaching there. VR headset will even make you aware of the kind of material uses, colors of the places which ultimately gives sense of being there and feel the charm, beauty . So, I see the growth and use of VR technology in Tourism exponentially.
If you own Headset costing around $2000 or using your mobile and cardboard costing $10 you can visit https://vrapp.co/ to experience VR.
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