Virtual reality has been a dream for many people. There is something about being able to visit anywhere in the world without having to leave their backyards. Now, Marriott has made virtual reality a reality. Unfortunately, people still have to leave their backyards to use it.
Marriott has introduced two virtual reality travel booths for its guests in New York City to try out. Guests trying out these booths can visit the top of the London Tower or visit the sandy beaches of Hawaii without having to travel anywhere.
This is the very first booth of its kind. It is being used in the travel industry right now, but one day it may be used as part of the entertainment industry. These booths don’t just let people see travel destinations; they let them feel the destinations. You can feel elements such as the heat of walking down the beach or the crisp breeze of being on the top of London Tower. Being able to see and feel it really makes it seem like the guests are there.
This new booth uses Oculus Rift technology. This is a device that has been taking the gaming world by storm. It allows players to feel like they are really in the games that they play. No matter where they look in the game, the Oculus Rift renders it to make the picture appear like it’s in first person.
The virtual reality machine looks kind of like a phone booth, so users aren’t walking around with the Oculus Rift technology on their heads. After all, they wouldn’t be able to see what is going on. Once inside, the Oculus Rift goes on their heads, along with wireless headphones. For the next 100 seconds, people get to experience a different world.
The technology inside is known as 4D. This means that the guests feel the different environments. This is not just the heat or breeze but the moisture too. As soon as they get on the beach, they can feel the sand, 80-degree warmth and the gentle sea breeze with an ocean mist. It is like nothing else on the market.
The vice president of global brand marketing, Michael Dail, said that Marriott is looking to build credibility not only with the travellers it has had for years but also with newer, younger travellers. This new technology can help do that. This technology has been out there, but Marriott has put it together for the first time. It can send people to different areas that they have never been, and they don’t even have to buy a plane ticket.