Minister looks forward to VR changing way tourism industry operates

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KUCHING: Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah hopes that digital technology such as Virtual Reality (VR) will revolutionise the way the tourism industry operates in future.

Speaking during the Beyond Paradigm Summit 2019 held at a hotel here last week, he said through VR technology tourists will be able to experience the destination of their choice even before making the trip.

“This technology is especially helpful for elderly group of travellers who wish to travel to adventurous destination such as caves, underwater, mountainous areas and rainforest but are limited by their physical ability, health and age. Hence the VR technology would be able to give them the immersive personalised experiences as if they were there,” he added.

During the event, Abdul Karim was introduced to a VR technology for tourism hotspots in Sarawak.

[Source: “Minister looks forward to VR changing way tourism industry operates” published by BorneoPost Online]
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