Ever wanted to visit a place before you actually visit the place? The “VR vanguard” included in the upcoming booking platform Igoroom, gives a 360-degree virtual reality tour into the resort, creating a world of fantasy at your fingertips to get excited about!
“With our 360-degree gyroscopic VR content, consumers can check out the features and views that really matter to them, whether that’s the layout of their room, the bathroom amenities, the views from the sun loungers… even the underwater landscapes of the resort’s house reef – bringing the sense of wonder back to the booking process.” explains James South, CEO and founder of Igoroom, the world's first online travel agency exclusively powered by VR and AI contents.
The potential of the VR technology is being fully utilized by the world-leading forward-thinking luxury resorts that have aligned their strategies to capture the attention of the millennials and GenZ coming into the market.
“VR offers an effective and engaging way for hotels to provide a ‘try before you buy’ experience. This creates a much more seamless booking journey, where the user can explore a variety of rooms and facilities in a hotel, compare room categories, and seek out key information all in the same place.” said South. ““As consumers demand more unique and interactive content, hotels must synchronise with changing guest behaviours to stay on top and attract new business.”
Currently, Six Senses, Shangri-La and Soneva properties have signed up as ‘early adopters’ of the app, with Hyatt and Kerzner International; Dubai’s Atlantis, the Palm; and Cora Cora and Joali in the Maldives in the works.