6uwu8KfUTSHc6sHH8HJkCPgZV4w Digital City Briefs - 30 Global Cities: Virtual Tourism

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Virtual Tourism

Digital technologies have radically changed tourism. A tourist today has many options to experience different settings in space and time.

Digital assisted tourism refers to the use of apps for mobile devices such as iPhone and iPod to enhance the travel experience. Such apps can provide personal guidance on issues of interest, and fill in the missing information about a place’s history and legends.

Virtual tourism goes one step further. It recreates the experience of travelling in a digital form. It can also recreate historical settings which no longer exist.

Virtual tours can be especially useful for universities and in the real-estate industry, looking to attract prospective students and tenants/buyers, respectively, eliminating for the consumer the cost of travel to numerous individual locations.”

Reference: Three-dimensional virtual tourism, Wikipedia

A Digital "Assisted" Tour Guide
New York City’s Digital Road Map
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