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Virtual reality and tourism: fact or fantasy?

Virtual reality and tourism: fact or fantasy?
Virtual reality and tourism: fact or fantasy?
Virtual reality (VR) experiences have been the subject of speculation for computer programmers, futurists and scientists for many years. More recently there has been considerable media hype and discussion about the possible uses of virtual reality throughout society. This article will highlight some of the potential uses of VR within the tourism industry, but also address the realistic shortcomings of VR technology. In addition, some future developments will be identified, to determine when and whether VR is likely to offer the potential it promises.
0261-5177
423-427
Williams, Paul
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Hobson, JS Perry
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Williams, Paul
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Hobson, JS Perry
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Williams, Paul and Hobson, JS Perry (1995) Virtual reality and tourism: fact or fantasy? Tourism Management, 16 (6), 423-427. (doi:10.1016/0261-5177(95)00050-x).

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Virtual reality (VR) experiences have been the subject of speculation for computer programmers, futurists and scientists for many years. More recently there has been considerable media hype and discussion about the possible uses of virtual reality throughout society. This article will highlight some of the potential uses of VR within the tourism industry, but also address the realistic shortcomings of VR technology. In addition, some future developments will be identified, to determine when and whether VR is likely to offer the potential it promises.

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Published date: 1 September 1995

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Local EPrints ID: 472825
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/472825
ISSN: 0261-5177
PURE UUID: ffde1aa3-13e0-43c8-960e-e3a7411cf015
ORCID for Paul Williams: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2178-488X

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Date deposited: 19 Dec 2022 17:57
Last modified: 07 Jan 2023 03:03

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Author: Paul Williams ORCID iD
Author: JS Perry Hobson

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