Coronavirus forced travelers all over the world to cancel travel plans and stay home. While many countries are beginning to reopen their borders after more than a year of lockdowns, not everyone is ready to brave crowded airports and explore quite yet. And for those who do venture out, it’s hard to know just what will be open or available due to reduced capacity restrictions. It is safe to say that at this point, jet-setting still isn’t what it was post Covid. Virtual travel however, has been seeing a major surge in popularity. In fact, the UK based female owned company, Globetrotter VR, saw incredible growth in 2020.
The virtual travel platform is redefining the future of the tourism industry by allowing travelers to become immersed in destinations around the globe without leaving home. The company hired professional local tour guides to take visitors through top tourism destinations such as Barcelona, Paris, Edinburgh, Milan and Dubai. With 360° imagery, 3D models, archival photos and the unique opportunity to ask real time questions, the experience really is as good as one can get without physically being there.
Globetrotter VR’s virtual tours are accessible to anyone with a laptop, desktop, mobile phone or virtual reality headset. Check out this preview of their tour through Barcelona.
Just because you can’t be there in person doesn’t mean you have to lose another year of travel. From Venice to Edinburgh, exploration is just a click away!