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Despite getting-to-market setbacks for Oculus, Sony and HTC, Virtual Reality is already a “Reality” on the web for travel apps which have begun adapting VR tech to allow customers to “Pre-Travel” to their destinations and experience a taste of what to expect in 360° view. Here are some of the best in this pioneering technology, which aims to transform the whole world. And, make it easier to visit…
Wild Within VR
The Wild Within Virtual Reality app is limited to visiting remote regions of British Columbia. So, if hiking, camping out and kayaking are your thing, this is an app to consider. Don’t forget your rubbers!
CruiseAbout has an app you can use with or without a VR headset which allows you to see what it’s like to take a cruise, a big plus for first time travelers with ocean jitters. And, the plumbing never fails…
Littlstar distinguishes itself by “converting” already published 2D content to a Virtual Reality experience in the round. They’ll also be offering VR Test Drives at the car dealer and VR Fashion straight from the runway. Who needs to leave the house?
Ascape is a Virtual Reality app with a twist: You can experience VR right over a mobile phone with no viewer. Of course, that takes a chunk of memory for a download, but, when VR Goggles are more widespread, the company expects to have a significant lead in the field. Smart…
What do you expect from a tech innovator who’s already revolutionized 3D and 360° imagery? A killer Virtual Reality app that will already have lots of travel content geared more towards action than just walking around and gawking at stuff. You know, like regular tourists…
All the major travel companies will be jumping on the Virtual Reality bandwagon sooner or later, but Lufthansa is already there with VR walking tours of select cities. Go from New York to Beijing with the press of a button. Best of all, you can’t miss your connecting flight…
Marriott VR Postcards
Marriott is also already in the Virtual Reality universe with a focus on their amenities. Check in, drop your bags in the room and head on down to the bar before exploring your vacation destination. Best of all? Tipping the Bellboy is optional…
Google Earth VR
Google has been steadily building this feature for years now and Street View users have discovered its wonders already. But, they’re expanding the Virtual Reality options to allow viewers to travel to just about anywhere on the planet and explore a locale before physically visiting. And all without spending a dime…
Mars. Yep. NASA has a Virtual Reality app covering the areas of the Red Planet already explored by the dozen or so Rovers sending images back to Earth. The down sides? It’s a long trip for the kids, the cost is still a bit high and there’s not much to do once you get there…