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Virtual Travel Is Here To Stay, Even After The Pandemic And Here's Why
During the beginning phases of the pandemic, many of us were forced to look at travel and events from a different perspective. We shifted to virtual getaways and while it hasn’t been the same as physically traveling, it brought a form of escapism.
We are now able to virtually tour popular destinations like The Louvre in Paris, the Tate Modern in London, South African safaris, and more without having to spend our hard-earned coins.
Companies like Airbnb pivoted its Airbnb Experiences into a digital experience. Catherine Powell, Airbnb’s Global Head of Hosting tells MSN, “We wanted to make sure that we could really transport people with an online experience and not lose the magic of connection and authenticity.” Airbnb experiences offer virtual taco making classes with a chef located in Mexico City, learning to make sangria from experts in Lisbon, and more.
With so many once-in-a-lifetime trips and vacations being accessible virtually, it’s hard to completely dismiss virtual travel, even when the pandemic is long gone.
Although nothing is quite like visiting an iconic destination in person, being able to visit from the comfort of your home while saving major coins is a great alternative.