There is not only development on the VR market regarding tourism. While often regarded as growing slower than VR, Augmented Reality is on the rise. While several AR-type apps for mobile devices have been around for a while, true AR is only now reaching a stage of development ready for content developers. A few days ago, Microsoft opened preorders for their HoloLens Developers Kit, with a hefty price tag of $3000. Meta has recently released their Meta 2 AR glasses for around $1000 pre-order price. Together with the pre-order announcement, Microsoft has released some information about the launch apps on the HoloLens. Amongst them is HoloTour, an App that enables users to walk around and explore panoramic settings of Rome or Machu Picchu, complete with the respective spatial sound experience.
Microsoft presents HoloTour for their AR HoloLens
Student at University of Applied Sciences Salzburg
Philipp has shown strong interest in new technologies since teenage years. After gaining work experience across different industries, he focused on the tourism sector. He finished his bachelor thesis at the UoAS Salzburg about Virtual Reality in Destination Promotion.