SOURCE: Tours.com

Tours.com

June 30, 2016 16:15 ET

Tourism and Tech Embrace Virtual Reality for Travel

New VR Tourism News Getting Attention

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - June 30, 2016) - Launched just two months ago, the first and only VR newsletter for the travel industry is attracting admirers. With content strictly geared for the travel professional, the common theme in the response from the industry has been appreciation for connecting the dots between virtual reality and tourism -- separating the hype from what's really going on in the industry. The last 3 issues of the newsletter contain many examples of how pioneering destinations, tour operators, hotels and attractions are accelerating the use of virtual reality technology to deliver their message.

From the tech side, Wasim Muklashy from SuperswellVR.com stated, "Was scouring around the web researching information on tourism and virtual reality and ran into tours.com's VRTourismNews. First of all, that's great! As far as I can tell, it's the first one of its kind and as a travel/tourism virtual reality production company, that's exciting to us. We've been extremely pleasantly surprised at how VR is being received in the travel and tourism world. Thanks for doing what you do."

Maria Polk, CEO of Tours.com, the newsletter publisher, commented "It's been gratifying to get these positive responses. Twenty years ago, Tours.com brought a unique resource to the travel industry -- an online comprehensive directory of worldwide tour operators. With VRTourismNews we are again the first -- this time to bring the industry the most current information on VR -- the biggest development in travel in a generation."

So, while it is said that "something that is inevitable may not be imminent", in the case of virtual reality: watch out!

Tours.com is the parent company of two well established tourism websites and 3 trade newsletters. Tours.com, The only Worldwide Directory of Tours and Vacations, provides a deep and searchable worldwide database of tour and vacation operators. Sightseeing.com is the resource for local sightseeing and attractions around the world. Trade newsletters include:
VR Tourism News -- The 1st VR Newsletter Exclusively for the Travel Industry.
Travel-Intel -- a weekly compendium for retail agents with a circulation of 103,000+ to North American Travel Agents and
Sightseeing News & Views -- Tours.com celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015

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