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Back on January 31st, photographer William Briscoe set up his cameras near Fairbanks, Alaska, and shot this awe-inspiring 360-degree interactive video of a lunar eclipse in the sky above the dancing green glow of the Northern Lights.
Whether it’s in a Facebook newsfeed or on a trade show floor, 360-degree videos have been increasing in numbers over the past two years. Tourism boards and convention bureaus see potential in these videos, but are still learning how to best present them to travelers. Since YouTube and Facebook began letting users upload 360-degree videos [...]
Keep an eye out for the next 360-degree video to get a rare look at the theater's "wall of fame" containing the signatures of the artist who have performed in the revitalized venue and the dressing room area.
Residents can have their say about the planned revitalization of Sparks Street at a town hall being held Saturday morning. The city wants ideas about how the pedestrian mall should be updated. Everything from how the mall functions, to its heritage aspects, current programming, amenities and transportation access are on the table. The [...]
Tourism is one of the sectors where virtual reality and 360° video are enjoying a meteoric rise. Several companies are already using these new technologies to show clients new destinations and services, and thus increase their sales, while for others, it is a way to give loyal travellers an enhanced experience.
We’re still in the early days of 360-degree video but consumers who have tried it out are excited to try more. This video format could help keep brands more honest in their marketing and help travelers manage their expectations. — Dan Peltier
New virtual tour videos offer future tourists more immersive introductions to recommended locations
Boeing says its venture capital arm, HorizonX, is investing in C360 Technologies, a startup that focuses on augmented reality, virtual reality and 360-degree videos.
Augmented and virtual realities have many potential functions in our coming world. The travel and tourism industries are any easy fit for this technology, as are already beginning to see. As things change, one thing is clear: we’ll all enjoy our travels even more with AR/VR by our side.
Cathay Pacific, the Hong Kong-based airline that flies to 42 nations, launched a advertising marketing campaign that options an 360-degree cellular video advert, in keeping with paperwork made obtainable to Mobile Marketer. By tapping on the cellular advert, viewers can go searching one of many airline’s top notch cabins and work [...]