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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Virtual Reality (VR) And Tourism

Virtual Reality and New Technologies Increasingly a Part of the Travel Industry (+Video)

Alex Butler | April 11, 2016

As technology impacts and changes the way people travel, many businesses are trying to predict how it will continue to influence the tourism industry in the future.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, recently predicted a rise in virtual travel while answering questions on his Facebook page, reports AFP.
Zuckerberg noted that just as we take photos and videos and post them on our social media platforms, eventually people will be able to capture 3D scenes that others will be able to see. It is perhaps unsurprising that the tech giant is predicting more and more of this kind of sharing, as last year, Facebook purchased Oculus, a virtual reality (VR) technology company.


<more at; related articles and links: (Will Oculus Rift Help or Hinder Traditional Tourism? February 2015) and (Destination BC Creates The Wild Within VR Experience. April 29, 2016)>

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