3- Vir­tual Re­al­ity Hos­pi­tal­ity

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down the world’s largest wa­ter­slide - us­ing VR head­gear and high qual­ity ear­phones for the ul­ti­mate im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence. “This is only the be­gin­ning for the travel in­dus­try as this tech­nol­ogy be­comes more ma­ture and avail­able to more peo­ple,” pro­claims Liam Find­ley, At­lantis vice pres­i­dent of mar­ket­ing. “In the fu­ture, I pre­dict that we will see vir­tual re­al­ity as be­ing a com­mon tool of re­sorts and ho­tels and guests re­view­ing vir­tual re­al­ity ex­pe­ri­ences when mak­ing de­ci­sions about where they want to stay.” UAE in­no­va­tion com­pany Mer­lin Dig­i­tal, is in plans to cre­ate the Shar­jah VR app, for view­ers to nav­i­gate through the city’s most pop­u­lar touris­tic at­trac­tions.

In Beirut, the Phoeni­cia Ho­tel is us­ing Google Card­board to trans­port users to the coun­try’s his­toric locations with its ‘See Le­banon for Your­self’ on­line vir­tual re­al­ity tour. And Wild Wadi Wa­ter Park, op­er­ated by Dubai-based hote­lier Jumeirah In­ter­na­tional, has teamed up with Gear VR and Sam­sung Galaxy Note 4 ph­ablet, to give thrill-seek­ers the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence 30 ex­hil­a­rat­ing rides from a vir­tual re­al­ity stand at Dubai mall.

The rule­book for hos­pi­tal­ity is chang­ing with the dig­i­tally con­nected guest. Ho­tels are re­think­ing how to im­prove a guest’s stay with tech­nol­ogy, giv­ing them a per­son­alised and seam­less jour­ney.

Per­cep­tion, a fic­tional VR Ho­tel by Jet­set­ter

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