VR Tourism News
February 28th, 2023

The Only VR Newsletter for the Travel Industry

Want to keep up with the latest offerings of virtual
travel tours? This issue is for you.
How virtual reality works |   How stuff works    Electronics.com
What do you think of when you hear the words virtual reality (VR)? Do you imagine someone wearing a clunky helmet attached to a computer with a thick cable, or do you wince at the term, wishing it would just go away? Computer scientist Jonathan Steuer defined it as “the extent to which one feels present in the mediated environment, rather than in the immediate physical environment.” In other words, an effective VR experience causes you to become unaware of your real surroundings and focus on your existence inside the virtual environment.
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2022 Was a plateau year for VR?    Here’s what to expect in 2023    Roadtovr.com
The end of 2022 marks more than a decade since the Oculus Kickstarter sparked the modern era of VR. While the space has undoubtedly grown tremendously since then, 2022 felt largely like a plateau year, with Meta standing unchallenged as the dominant player in the space—while progressing disjointedly in too many directions at once. With new headsets, promising new content, and a looming heavyweight positioned to challenge Meta all on the horizon, 2023 could be big. 
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Discover virtual tours around the world with TOURIT   Tourit.world
Using our map and gridview experience you can finally search, filter and discover all kinds of Virtual Tours, 360 Photos/Videos, 3D Models, Metaverses and more, captured by our Creators around the world.  Plus Explore in 20+ Categories - TOURIT has the largest and most diverse selection in categories like museums, art galleries, restaurants, shops, gyms, spas, venues, vacation rentals, caves, parks, and everything in between!
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Best virtual tours to explore the world from home   Lonelyplanet.com
Virtual Yosemite is absolutely stunning and one of the best, replete with audio. Both Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore offer virtual tours as well. Google has similar 360 degree audio-visual tours of five select national parks, including Kenai Fjords, Hawai'i Volcanos, Carlsbad Caverns, Bryce Canyon, and Dry Tortugas, plus many more a definite to check out. 
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14 Virtual tours you'll want to check   Makeuseof.com 
Here are some of the best Google Earth virtual tours available. Travel to the world's most exotic places from your couch!  Just one of the tours offered is called - Stop and Smell the Flowers,  a Google virtual tour that takes you on a journey through some of the most breathtaking botanical gardens and arboretums around the world. This tour highlights a total of eleven places, ranging from countries like Russia, Sweden, and Canada, to the Netherlands.
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 Can’t travel? Here are 45+ of the best virtual tours around the world   Globotreks.com
Here are 45+ of the Best Virtual Tours Around The World. Traveling is one of the best ways to enjoy the arts and the vibrant gradient of cultures from around the world. It lets us have that first-hand experience that can teach us and move us in many ways. Take Google’s Street View tour to wander ...
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