Virtual tours over Zoom call keep tourists, guides happy amid covid disruption2 min read . Updated: 10 Jul 2020, 06:04 PM IST
- The virtual tours involve a tour guide sharing live video of a place of the tourists' interest over a Zoom call using smartphones and providing a narrative as in a regular tour
- The tours have provided local tour guides, who are unable to earn a livelihood owing to disruption of the tourism industry, to make a living
On June 21, a Sunday, Singapore-based Lara Ruth Behura, her husband and children logged into a Zoom video call. Soon they were joined by her parents from Bhubaneswar and brothers from Mumbai. The occasion was Father’s Day and the family had gathered for a virtual trip to Berlin. The family was taken on a live video tour of the German capital by Miha, a local guide working with TourHQ, the online travel platform through which Behura had booked the trip.
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