Virtual Tour: Tourism in the Time of Corona
- 10.2991/assehr.k.201219.074How to use a DOI?
- virtual tour, covid-19, corona, tourism, Indonesia
Since the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak hit Indonesia on early March 2020, many activities were delayed, flights canceled, and tourist attractions closed. Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) lasting for months prevented people from traveling. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there were at least dozens of local tour platforms offering virtual tours via Zoom and Google Meet such as the Jakarta Good Guide and TelusuRI. In addition, museums and tourist destinations both national and international also provide similar services. Conducted with online interviews and observation, this paper explores the participants’ experiences with the virtual tour. The result shows that the loss of actual travel sensation, no photo experience, and unstable internet connection were some weaknesses. Although virtual tour can never replace traditional travel, it still provides an interesting advantage. Through virtual tour, people are still able to enjoy a piece of relaxation during quarantine period. As an alternative tourism during COVID-19, virtual tour also helps those with physical limitation do traveling and reduce carbon footprint.
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TY - CONF AU - Ranny Rastati PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/21 TI - Virtual Tour: Tourism in the Time of Corona BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSAPS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 489 EP - 494 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.074 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201219.074 ID - Rastati2020 ER -