Tourism Promotion Agencies, Cities, Travel industry benefit from Augmented Reality Face effects and it is known as Augmented Tourism.
Their Applications deliver hospitality, touristic and cultural services and enrich their visitors’ experiences who dress up with local cultural accessories, typical clothes, hair styles, special theme backgrounds, local gastronomy specialties.
Concept stage examples here for Italy, France & USA.
Augmented Tourism Video Selfies are shared in Social Media with special #hashtags to enhance touristic destination visibility.
Planning tourism trips: Planning the perfect trip involves many carefully thought out to ensure that your travel, lodging, and entertainment during your stay are all reserved ahead of time, and deliver on all your expectations when you arrive and begin your trip. Planning activities can become arduous. For example, if you plan a journey to Zanzibar, you would likely include hotel room booking, transportation & navigation, restaurants, and planning outings during your stay. Augmented reality (AR) technology is revolutionizing the traveler’s experience by making the planning journey seamless, interactive, and simple. Augmented Reality allows to layer digital enhancements over an existing real life scenario. For tourism, booking your hotel, accessing information while you’re there, navigating around your destination, translating written or spoken signs or conversations, and locating dining and entertainment options can all be done simply through an app on your mobile devices.
What does this mean for Tour Operators?
Tour and activity operators can consider using augmented reality in the following ways:
- Offer virtual tours of the places that you visit and the things that you do on your tours and activities. Give people a chance to preview the experience they are about to book.
- Offer navigational tools that help people get around their chosen destination. This can be an added resource that helps you develop a reputation as a local guide rather than just a tour company.
- Offer augmented reality apps that can provide translation services for your international travellers. This can help everyone feel comfortable and confident while on one of your tours.
Technology continues to change the way that tour and activity operators do business, and it’s important to always stay one step ahead of the game. In order to learn more about augmented reality and the way that it’s changing the travel industry, be sure to subscribe to our Newsletter.