The halt in physical travel is an opportunity to make the tourism system better worldwide through virtual tours and at the same time shift the majority of the profit margin from the corporations to the local tour guides, businesses and their communities.
My intention is to revive the tourism industry and also open the local tour guide/business to a whole new market – individuals interested in locations around the world but do not have the time, money or ability to travel. Through Virtual Tours the industry can be reborn. When travel does return, the virtual tour can allow the traveler to build relationships with local guides/businesses and discover locations less widely marketed.
Physical travel is not safe. People are living and working in one location more than ever. People need to connect with people more than ever. Let’s make it affordable, interesting and fun because that’s what tour guides do, live – or virtual!