What is virtual tour?
Imagine - you are exploring a wonderful location from your computer or phone without leaving your home! For example, you`re on a hotel chosen for your holiday destination and you can see each of its room, restaurant, lobby and pool. You feel like wandering around the scenery and different places by using only mouse clicks. You can see 360° panorama – look up, down, and all around and get truly impressive and magic experience.
A virtual tour is a simulation of a real location made with media, including still photography, 360-degree panoramas, text, music, mapping and more. Virtual tours allow viewers to see a location and experience it without actually going there.
Why should my business have a virtual tour?
Now more than ever, consumers are looking for online solutions to make their purchasing decisions. Virtual tour is one of the most valuable tools to present and promote your business in the best possible way.360° virtual tour gives your customers an opportunity to see what you’re selling in a way that no ordinary two dimensional photography can do.
No matter what industry you're in, a virtual tour will help attract customers! Known as sticky content, virtual tours are proved to keep potential customers longer on your website allowing them to interact with your products or services with just a click of a mouse.
What types of businesses can benefit from a virtual tour?
Any business that wants to showcase their venue to the world and improve their chances of attracting customers! Just a few examples:
Hotels attracting vacationers with tours of their rooms, spa, gym and lobby;
Restaurants attracting clients with views of their dining room and bar area;
Realtors targeting the 85% of house buyers who start their search online;
Universities recruiting students by showing off their campus and facility;
Convention centers going after businesses looking to host a conference.
What is the process of creating a virtual tour for my business?
First of all you should define your virtual tour goals and needs. After matching your wishes with our possibilities, we will make a proposal that includes costs and details of what the project will entail. We will then schedule a convenient time for the photo shoot and then the real work starts!
Next photos are staged and captured. Before the shoot make sure your place looks like you want it to be seen. Obviously, the area should be clean and tidy to present it in the best possibleway.For each virtual tour location, the photographer will need about 5-10 minutes to set up and capture the images. Generally, the entire photo shoot will take less than two hours.
Afterwards images are digitized and stitched togetherto create a 360° panorama. Next we design the interface, which can take as little as an hour or as much as a week; depending on the level of customization you want. Within a week of the photo shoot, we'll have a finished prototype, which we'll put online for your approval. If you will be pleased with the result - your brand new virtual tour will be ready for the world to be seen.If some changes will have to be done - we'll take care of it!
How do I get my virtual tour online?
We will make sure your tour gets online with minimal effort on your part. If you want the tour to be on your website, we can edit the code and embed it ourselves, or send the files to your webmaster. If you would like rather us to host it, all you'll need to do is put a link on your website to the URL we will provide you with. We'll host the virtual tour on our site for free for one year.
Potential customers from all over the world can see your amazing venue likethey were actually there. Instead of having restricted view of the place with two dimensional photography, they see everything in true colors and angles! By taking your customers on virtual tour, you can deliver them amazing experience and raise the desire to be there in real life!