NewsMay 4, 2020

5 Ways How Virtual Tours Can Transform Maldives Tourism

Travelers are usually in need of lots of information before they book a hotel room. This, for instance, may require them to read descriptions, view images, look at videos, read customer reviews or seek opinions on social media. Through intelligent use of, however, this process can be shortened significantly.

Here we bring you five examples of how virtual reality (VR) tourism will change our world.


1. Travelers Can Get a Little Taste Before Booking: 

Imagine luxury bungalows extending over turquoise waters inviting you to jump in for a swim, sandy beaches, and pure luxury. With virtual reality, you can have a little taste of what’s in store for you at the bucketlist destination.

2. Choosing Your Next Adventure Becomes Easier: 

Deciding on which property to go on your next vacation isn’t always easy. You may want to go surfing like a pro at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi or maybe prefer a more luxurious stop with gourmet cuisines offered at Heritance Aarah. Take a quick virtual vacation if you want. With VR, you’ll be able to pick a destination from the comfort of your home.

3. Check Out Your Room Before Checking In 

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Staying in an overwater ocean villa or beach villa is definitely considered a highlight for resort vacations. Travelers won’t just have to rely on photos and descriptions to choose. Virtual Tours will make it possible for them to walk-through a preferred room and see for themselves how big the place is, the design, and even what amenities it has.

4. VR Will Become a Powerful Sales Tool 

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The travel industry professionals are increasingly realizing and exploring the technology’s potential, especially as a marketing tool. VR takes selling to another level with travelers being able to check out the scenery, explore a virtual hotel room. It helps convince more people to purchase tickets, book rooms, or sign up for a tour.

5. Hospitality Industry Would Have to Step Up 

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As VR brings prospective tourists or guests closer than ever to the experience, it heightens their expectations. This means that resorts, tour operators and other players in the hospitality industry have to step up their game in order to meet these expectations. The hoteliers will need to find ways to exceed the travelers expectation.

The transportive nature of VR can offer a bridging solution for those with wanderlust. However, it is still not the same as being on the beach. VR tourism is just meant to enhance the exploration of our world. Travelers will need to book a ticket and head over to the paradise destination to experience the real deal.