After 2 years of hard work and tireless effort, experts in virtual travel Virtually Visiting are pleased to announce the launch of a new method to visit the world from the comfort of your own home. Travel enthusiasts can now use the professionally guided 360° Virtual Reality tour platform to travel around the world in 360°, from the Arctic North to the coast of South Africa.
Virtually Visiting is a new digital platform that combines travel with virtual reality to provide a 360-degree video experience. A team of travel and virtual reality professionals collaborated with professional tour guides from 55 tour companies in 30 countries to create a library of immersive 360° tours, with itineraries planned and led by the guides themselves.
The programs range from city excursions to kayaking expeditions. Visitors can glance around and focus on whatever strikes their interest, just like on a real-life tour, while accompanied by their tour guide. The tours offer an immersive, laid-back opportunity to try out a number of tours in a variety of destinations without committing to a large price tag.
Virtually Visiting: Keeping the essence of a real guided tour
Recognizing the importance and professionalism of the tour guides who will be leading these new programs, all proceeds will be split equally with the guides, just as customers would pay for the advisors’ knowledge and skills in person.
Because of shifting border limitations and health concerns, virtual travel has grown extremely popular, filling a need and satisfying people’s desire to see the world and experience new things. Virtually visiting a location is a completely immersive experience. While viewing, you feel as if you’re there, spinning around trying to take it all in. You can view each tour multiple times because a 360° virtual tour reveals something new each time.
A revolutionary way of virtual traveling
Viewers can also write journal entries and plan future real-life vacations as an added bonus. Visitors will create a Virtual Passport in which they will collect stamps indicating where they have visited virtually, allowing them to return at any time and offering access to free and paid tours.
Virtually Visiting is believed to be the only digital platform that combines travel and virtual reality to provide a 360 video experience. Virtually Visiting publishes ‘tours’ handpicked by genuine tour guides, resulting in an ever-expanding library of destinations. Tours are limited to 20 minutes and can be seen on any smart device, not only in VR headsets.
Virtually Visiting is pioneering a new kind of travel. Visitors will generate their own ‘online passport,’ which will grant them access to both the free trips and the option to purchase extra tours. Visitors will receive a stamp indicating where they have ‘traveled’ for each tour accessed, allowing them to return at any time and keep track of their progress around the world.
And there’s more, YOU can make a virtual tour
More specifically, Virtually Visiting is designed for organizations that wish to provide their customers with a unique visual presentation. With detailed instructions on how you can make a virtual 360-degree video and even helps you to polish the rest of the video.
Let’s get Phygital!
The platform is intended for anyone eager to discover what the globe has to offer, from easy escapism to writing down great suggestions from local experts ahead of your next vacation. Their tours use a human-centred approach to virtual tours, allowing visitors to ask questions and then book a physical tour with the same guide. While virtual travel experiences have been available for a while, their approach is a more immersive experience that connects individuals with real-life travel experts and businesses, benefiting both. They even invented a term, calling it ‘phygital,’ since it combines the physical with digital technology.