Last week, I learned English with a topic of virtual reality. Virtual reality(VR) is appearantly changing travel marketing. Travel agencies can take someone to the destination of thier choice and show them the best aspects of that experience. The potential to use VR as a promotional or advertising tool for specific location is unlimited.
On the upside, VR would be a real boon to people who can’t travel, such as seniors,busy people or those who are simply without the financial wherewithal to take time off and go to their dream destination. There’s one thing VR can’t do at this time in history. That’s to provide the same experience for more than one person at a time. That’s a drawback. No matter how real the VR experience seems to the individual.
Can you say that you traveled with someone without sharing the experience with them? For me, traveling with using VR is like playing games or watching movies. You can’t touch and smell. It’s still a long way from perfectly simulating all five senses. The tourism industry is about selling experiences and VR is a great marketing tool in that regard. It enables people to get a taste of travel destinations from the comfort of thier homes. I’d like it.
For English learner, my experience living in oversea is precious and what I felt with all five senses was a real. The experiece had changed whole my life and of course my English became better. Maybe traveling is the same with it. Even it’s a short trip, sometimes the experience might impact you. Technology is super, but we can still overtake them.