New Tourist Service Based on Virtual Reality Glasses in the Town of Miskolc, Hungary
Keywords:Mobile Application, Tourism, Virtual Reality, VR Glasses, Panorama Pictures
AbstractThe paper presents how the VR technology helps tourists in selecting their destinations. The current state-of-the-art service is the result of systematic development activities which has become available in the tourist information office (Tourinform) in the town of Miskolc. The visitors can discover the local sights either on the Web site of the tourist organisation, or in the GUIDE@HAND Miskolc smart phone application, or from now on, in a virtual space due to the Virtual Reality (VR) technology with the help of 3D VR glasses and spherical panorama pictures.
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