‘Virtually Unlimited’ is the new, groundbreaking product Contiki is putting on the market for young South African travellers.
This high tech way of travel offers five guided three-dimensional virtual reality experiences. Three ‘Virtual Experience Centres’ (VEC’s) are opening across South Africa on Friday (April 1) in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, offering three-hour virtual trips for R1 499 per person.
“We have been experimenting with virtual reality for over 18 months now and are proud to be the first travel company in the world to introduce complete virtual reality travel itineraries for all senses. As people increasingly become time-poor and technology improves, Contiki is redefining travel and taking it to the next level. Our new ‘Virtually Unlimited’ product is the future of travel and a disruptor to the entire tourism industry, especially for airlines and accommodation providers,” said Kelly Jackson, General Manager for Contiki South Africa.
For just R1 499, Contiki is offering young South African travellers the opportunity to experience five bespoke virtual holidays with its experienced guides. Guests can enjoy the Oktoberfest in Munich, paraglide in Sweden, climb Peru’s Machu Picchu, cycle through Vietnam and discover the Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil.
“One of the main benefits of our ‘Virtually Unlimited’ itineraries is that travellers get the high of travel without the investment. They don’t have to leave the country, don’t need to take weeks of leave and don’t have to save up for flights and accommodation, and we predict this is the way people will ‘travel’ in the future. All it takes is a three-hour visit to one of the three Contiki VEC’s,” added Ms Jackson.
To complete the real wanderlust feeling, Contiki offers three-dimensional VR itineraries activating all senses; additionally to the VR glasses, young travellers will experience the physical aspects of their destination from climbing, to feeling and smelling their surroundings.
Young South Africans can be the world’s first travellers in experiencing the new ‘Virtually Unlimited’ itineraries by booking a three-hour journey at their closest VEC through Contiki’s new microsite: http://www.contiki.com/virtually-unlimited