VR Tourism News
June 30th, 2021

The Only VR Newsletter for the Travel Industry

From London to Tulsa, augmented reality is taking to the streets! As more of these innovative projects pop up around the world, the sightseeing universe is significantly expanded, creating new excitement as travel re-emerges.  Read on......
Deborah Reinow, Executive Editor
What a great way to celebrate Pride month!

Augmented reality Pride tour celebrates Edmonton’s LGBTQ history,  showcases performances   Globalnews.ca/news    
Edmonton is one of many cities celebrating Pride during the month of June. If you find yourself downtown, you can participate in a high-tech way right from your cellphone. A quick scan of a QR code in one of 10 spots around the city’s core will draw you into a unique and vibrate glimpse of how Edmonton celebrates and learns about the LGBTQ2S+ culture. 
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Terrific example of art institutions taking it outside their walls  

Using Augmented Reality, London Takes Its Art to the Streets Nytimes.com
Major art museums in London are using augmented reality as a way to share works with the public and to entice visitors back inside, even with coronavirus restrictions in flux. The National Gallery has teamed up with the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts & other organizations to create the Augmented Gallery, an app-accessible interactive walking trail of 20 historic & contemporary pieces visible by smartphone.
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AR answering the call of history

How Valentine Museum & ARtGlass Deploy First Wearable Augmented Reality Tour To Address Confederate Monuments Controversy   Tech.einnews.com
The century-old Valentine, Richmond’s first museum, is now the city’s first institution to embrace the most imaginative touring technology: augmented reality on transparent smart-glasses. The Valentine is partnering with ARtGlass, the Richmond-headquartered global leader in wearable AR for culture, to expand the public’s access to a thrilling way to engage with history. 
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And Tulsa CVB - Congratulations! What a great idea. 

First World’s Largest Augmented Reality Mural Being Painted In Downtown Tulsa   Newson6.com
The city of Tulsa will soon have the largest augmented reality mural in the world - a massive art project in downtown that is already turning a lot of heads. It’s the beginning of what will be called "The Majestic”, a massive 15,000 square foot mural. 
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Now you can experience New York while passing through

“This is New York”: JFK Airport Terminal 4 Launches Virtual Reality Experience   moodiedavittreport.com 
Travelers passing through Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport can now access a new virtual reality (VR) experience, named “This is New York”. The interactive journey allows users to experience New York City’s famous landmarks and destinations – free from fears about COVID-19 – digitally, from a safe distance. 
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Hitting the road is getting easier

6 travel-friendly features coming to Apple’s newest iPhone software
Apple’s forthcoming software update promises to give users a number of new travel-friendly features that are sure to make hitting the road easier than ever. With two major wallet updates, you’ll be able to add hotel room keys and state identification to your device, allowing you to bypass the check-in desk and streamlining the airport security experience.
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Deborah Reinow, Executive Editor . Maria Polk, President & CEO maria@VRTourismNews.com

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