Technology

Walk the streets of ancient Rome with this new VR experience

We’re pretty taken by the idea of using virtual reality in the travel industry.

And that’s not just because it allows us to explore new lands without having to move much.

See also: Qantas immerses travellers in Aussie destinations with new virtual reality app

Plenty of travel companies are already using virtual reality to give travellers a taste of destinations before booking, but now Rome tour specialists Roma Experience, are using the platform to transport you back in time.

The company’s new virtual reality tour will allow travellers to walk through the streets of ancient Rome from the convenient time of summer 2018.

No time travelling car required.

tenor (1)

The tour company will launch their fascinating new 3D Virtual Tour of Rome Ancient City at the end of April.

The immersive new tour will allow travellers to walk through the Roman and Imperial Forum, visit the Circus Maximus and the Barracks of the Gladiators and experience Rome as it was 2000 years ago.

The virtual reality tour was designed by Roma Experience in collaboration with experienced archaeologists and tour guides in the city who provided the company with accurate insight into recreating ancient Rome.

The tour is led by an expert tour guide who will show participants the thrilling history of the ancient city while they take in the incredible sights.

drfgttdrgt

Virtual reality has been a growing trend in the travel industry over recent years, with travel companies investigating interesting ways to utilise this new technology.

It is estimated that between 2017 and 2021 shipments of VR devices are set to grow by 400%, and visual content is noted as key trend within marketing for 2018.

A recent report from Greenlight VR also found that 74% of consumers expressed an interest in travel and adventure PR content.

With this in mind, it’s crucial that travel companies continue to move forward, serving the public interest for this trend, and Roma Experience are paving the way in doing just that.


SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Hotels

Man charged for $5000 quarantine hotel rampage in Tassie

Hotel quarantine can be tough, but this guy took cabin fever to the extreme in a truly unforgettable holiday.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie appointed as chair of TRAVLR

Michelle Guthrie will take the reigns as the new chair of the board at TRAVLR, alongside advisor and investor, Matt Berriman as the role of non-executive director.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Royal Caribbean reveal four cruise ships headed to Alaska in mid-2023

Get your diary out for this huge series of cruises coming mid-2023.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Queensland to reopen to all of Australia from Monday

Palaszczuk finally announces the date Queensland borders will reopen for fully vaccinated travellers from interstate hotspots, and what changes they can expect.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Fiji Airways debuts new in-flight experiences for holiday-seeking Aussies

Passengers travelling with the tropical paradise’s national carrier can (literally) rest assured they’re being taken care of with its new economy sleeper option.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Historic Melbourne hotel gets multi-million dollar makeover

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne has had a modern makeover that pays homage to its turn-of-the-century origins.  

Share

CommentComments

News

“We will not be pursuing ‘Omicron zero'”: NSW and Victoria vow to keep borders open

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews said he and his NSW counterpart Dominic Perrotett have been texting about this fandangled ‘Omicron zero’ situation, with both giving the strategy a thumbs down emoji.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Sri Lanka Tourism invites investors to cash in with huge incentives

The island nation’s government has made it easier to invest in tourism projects, and they reckon there are big bucks to be made. That is, if you have a spare $71K laying around.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

The best bits of Wendy Wu’s Worldwide Sale

The sale includes coveted cherry blossom and autumn leaves departures on Japan trips so tell your clients to start saving up their yen now.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Say namaste: Qantas’ first India flights in almost a decade take to the skies

Meanwhile, the Flying Kangaroo’s Points Auction continues apace with a private jet experience set to go under the hammer.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Bannisters opens new Bawley Point retreat, The Jackson Ranch

Got a client who has always wanted to say “Meanwhile, back at the ranch…” in a literal sense? Book them a stay in this hidden gem.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

AFTA updates campaign encouraging members to contact local MPs

Want to give your local MP a piece of your mind but don’t want to get kicked out of their office for shouting profanities? Click here.

Share

CommentComments