VR Tourism News
May 31st, 2021

The Only VR Newsletter for the Travel Industry

While it’s been obvious why VR and AR gained so much traction during the 2020/21 lock-down, the question was whether the technology would have a place in a post-pandemic tourism world. This issue explores why the answer seems to be a resounding “YES.”    Read on......

Deborah Reinow, Executive Editor
An overview of what could be in store for travelers

How virtual tourism can rebuild travel for a post-pandemic world   Weforum.org 
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the travel and tourism industries. Businesses in this sector must build infrastructure and practices that allow people to travel safely in a post-pandemic world and support local communities that benefit from tourism.  Augmented, virtual and mixed reality technologies can offer alternative ways to travel the world.
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VR is no longer an advertising gimmick

10 ways virtual reality will impact the future of advertising  Forbes.com
Virtual reality is not a new technology, but it has steadily gained momentum over the last few years. The size of the VR market is expected to grow exponentially by 2024. Advertisers have recognized VR’s unique potential to facilitate immersive experiences. With the right marketing push, a company can use it to connect with consumers on even deeper levels.
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A quick rundown of new protocols as the travel industry (re)invents 

How is the travel industry reinventing itself post-pandemic? Fool.co.uk
Data from the World Tourist Organization (UNWTO) reveals an unprecedented 74% drop in international arrivals across the world in 2020. Unsurprisingly, that’s led to pent-up demand.  Figures collated by business debt solutions provider Company Debt show that 82% of people now feel ready to travel again. So, here’s what the travel industry is doing to make people feel safe post-pandemic according to their findings.
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And what in the world is an NFT ?click here 

First Crypto currency:  The NFTs come to the world of Jazz with a concert in virtual reality   Explica.co 
In a concert held at NFT Oasis, a virtual reality platform, a group of jazz players offered a live concert where the album Maide Voyage was put on sale along with an animated short, which will be offered through the OpenSea platform as an NFT.
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The ultimate multi-tasking?

First You can get a COVID vaccine followed by aromatherapy and a VR experience at this California airport   Travelandleisure.com
 An airport in California this week became the latest unique venue to offer COVID-19 vaccines, offering people the chance to get the jab while traveling. In addition to vaccines, the clinic offers urgent care, telehealth consultations, aromatherapy with essential oils, and even a free virtual reality experience to reduce travel-related stress, according to the airport.
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Deborah Reinow, Executive Editor . Maria Polk, President & CEO maria@VRTourismNews.com

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