German town creates VR tourist experience to keep visitors wanting more

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Herrenberg is working with technology to prop up its struggling tourism industry during the pandemic. The German town of Herreberg has designed a unique VR tourist experience to allow people from around the world to explore its beautiful sites and attractions. It created a virtual reality experience with the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS). A VR tourist will soon be able to travel throughout the town’s scenic and signature cross-timbered houses as well as its historic churches, among other sites. This is because a virtual digital twin of Herrenberg has…

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Planning a Holiday on a Limited Budget

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Thanks to advances in technology, seeing the world is now easier than ever before with travel apps putting all the information you need to plan your trip right at your fingertips. However, traveling can be expensive, especially if you plan on sharing your experiences with your family. That is why we’ve gathered together some tips to make your next holiday memorable for the wonders you will see and the memories you will make rather than the bills that will await you on your return. Plan Ahead and Travel Off-season When…

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Virtual reality provides pilgrims with options as Jerusalem quarantines

Virtual Reality Travel - Jerusalem

Since the holy city is in lockdown, many people have turned to technology over religious holidays. With Jerusalem locked down, many people around the world have turned to virtual reality travel as a way to visit the city during holy days occurring during the coronavirus pandemic. This would typically be an exceptionally busy time for the city as many holidays have aligned. This year marks the first since 1992 that Passover, Easter and Ramadan have all occurred in the same month. It was expected to be a time that would…

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QR code RickRoll embedded in Prague City Hall cobblestones

QR Code RickRoll - Prague Town Hall

The quick response barcode created in 2013 was linked to a site since allowed to expire. A cobblestone quick response barcode installed in front of Prague City Hall in 2013 has become a QR code RickRoll to the delight and confusion of tourists. The expired domain was picked up by someone else who has decided to redirect to a prank. The Mariánské náměstí entrance to Prague’s city hall building features a black and white paving stone barcode. It was installed in 2013 by municipal officials in order to appeal to…

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How to Save Money for a Family Holiday

ways to save money for your holiday travel

While planning a family holiday, it can be tempting to throw all caution to the wind and jump into your overdraft in order to pay for it.  However, this is rarely a good option.  When you save for a family holiday and book it in a financially-friendly way, you’ll be able to spend your time away feeling relaxed, not restless with worry about how you’re going to afford everything.  Below are a few tips that will help you save money for your family holiday. 1. Look At Ways to Cut…

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