Are you a fan of virtual travel? Does that sound intriguing, or do you prefer more real-life experiences? With advances in technology, virtual travel can be a stepping stone to even greater travel explorations.
This is where the metaverse comes into play. This virtual reality space expands the realm of possibilities and expands into the travel industry. According to TechTarget.com, the Metaverse is an immersive 3D virtual space that allows people to experience life in ways they don’t have access to in the real world. If you’re curious about how technology and travel will intersect, this article introduces one of the latest trends in travel.
What is the metaverse?
According to Science Focus, the metaverse is an extension of the internet, bringing together virtual worlds that can be accessed through devices such as virtual reality glasses.
Similar to virtual reality games, where it feels like you’ve been digitally placed in the background of the game, the metaverse instead mirrors the real world. It allows you to host a meeting that feels like an in-person experience in virtual spaces.
Beyond virtual reality, the metaverse also consists of augmented reality, which integrates virtual reality with the real world. Think of the Pokemon game where you can hold your phone to a tree and see a digital Pokemon on your screen.
It is these two elements that expand the possibilities in the travel industry.
How will the Metaverse affect travel?
Like many travelers, you probably started planning your 2023 summer trip by scouring Pinterest and Instagram. While holiday snaps and 60-second movies are tempting, it’s still not the same as visiting a place.
Wouldn’t it be nice to visit a resort, beach or even a city without having to book a flight and hotel? This is where meta-travel comes in.