Madrid’s tourism authority has embraced virtual tourism as VR tours like the ones it offers gain in popularity. But will they ever replace real travel? Photo: The Tourism Authority of Madrid
Madrid’s tourism authority has embraced virtual tourism as VR tours like the ones it offers gain in popularity. But will they ever replace real travel? Photo: The Tourism Authority of Madrid
Tourism

Could virtual reality trips replace real travel? With VR headset tours already here and the metaverse afoot, experts weigh in

  • Virtual tourism got a big boost during the pandemic, with VR trips around cities and museums becoming increasingly popular, but will this trend continue?
  • Researchers think virtual travel will remain, but only ‘where it makes sense’, allowing previews of places and as a substitute for those unable to take trips

Madrid’s tourism authority has embraced virtual tourism as VR tours like the ones it offers gain in popularity. But will they ever replace real travel? Photo: The Tourism Authority of Madrid
Madrid’s tourism authority has embraced virtual tourism as VR tours like the ones it offers gain in popularity. But will they ever replace real travel? Photo: The Tourism Authority of Madrid
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