Virtual restaurant tours find favour
PORT Douglas businesses are embracing smart “one of a kind” technology to enhance customer interaction on their websites, with Virtual iTour.
The technology allows a potential customer to visually experience a restaurant, for example, and explore every aspect the business has to offer.
Director of Virtual iTour, Greg Cust, said the tours are state of the art and more interesting and engaging than a simple photo gallery.
“You’re able to convey what a restaurant looks like much more successfully with a virtual tour than you can with a few photographs.
“You get to see the whole perspective, interact with it and get an idea of the environment,” Mr Cust said.
“It’s like you’re there and people have a lot more confidence in that,”
Virtual iTour is a series of 360 degree panoramic photographs complete with interactive “hotspots” where a viewer can virtually walk to the bar or a restaurant and look at the menu.
“My main focus at the moment is Port Douglas businesses because it’s geared for tourism, there’s so much potential here,” Mr Cust said.
“It helps put Port on the map even more securely because nobody has seen this product before,” he said.
A number of businesses in Port have given these virtual tours the thumbs up and have seen a significant increase of traffic on their website.
Mr Cust’s passion about Port has encouraged him to work on a “best of Port Douglas” virtual tour to entice even more international visitors.
Greg Cust, director at Virtual iTours