'Virtual reality, or VR for short, is one of the biggest emerging technology trends and the business world is gradually coming to terms with the various opportunities it provides. For those in the hospitality and tourism industries, virtual reality has particular appeal, because it can digitally transport potential customers to a hotel or travel destination.' - says Revfine
This Thursday together with one of our teachers and students, we dived into the world of VR! We travelled from Hong Kong to Paris, US, etc. We walked around in Hollywood sign :) Experienced SPA resorts, and different parks. Explored Hotels and Restaurants Interior! It's official - we had fun!
What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is a computer technology, which utilises images, sounds and physical sensations to make users feel as though they are physically present in a virtual world. Virtual reality technology typically makes use of VR headsets and this equipment enables users to look around and immerse themselves in a digital environment.
The concept of virtual reality has actually existed, in some form, since the 1930s, but high-quality virtual reality headsets have only become a mainstream consumer product in more recent times, due in large part to increased investment from the likes of Google, Facebook and Samsung.
Within the hospitality industry, VR has become particularly important, because of the amount of information the average customer needs before they will actually book a hotel room. Rather than reading through descriptions, which may or may not be trustworthy, it offers customers the chance to experience things for themselves.
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