A new collection of ‘Virtual Travel Experiences’ designed to keep travelers inspired are being offered by G Adventure even though travelers can’t come together right now.
The first tour was offered April 21, but more tours designed to keep travelers engaged are being offered.
Live virtual small group tours are the first of their kind. This is as close as people can get to an actual G Adventures trip without opening their passports. G Adventures’ chief experience officers (CEOs) will take 16 ‘travelers’ on experiences, introducing them to five different locations in just under an hour.
Travelers receive food/drink pairing recommendations in advance, “meet” the other participants in a live Zoom room, and can interact with their CEO in real time. The first tour in Italy was hosted by local CEO Stefano Paris and included visits to Venice, Tuscany and even features a football match.
Observers also have the opportunity to follow along on the tour without joining the group. Future live virtual small group tours include Guatemala, Argentina and Vietnam.
Virtual walking tours will feature cities including Buenos Aires, Antigua in Guatemala, Cape Town and Hanoi. Led by local CEOs and utilizing Google Maps and photos, CEOs will “walk” viewers around their city while sharing insider secrets, history and tips.
Virtual backgrounds are designed to liven up Zoom video conference call or hang out. The first collection features each of the seven continents, so even if you’ve never been to Antarctica you can convince your friends and coworkers that’s where you’re hunkering down.
I have been on two G Adventure tours: Egypt and Tanzania. CEOs are enthusiastic, energetic, experiences and knowledgeable. They bring cities to life for travelers. CEO tips are welcome and can be paid through PayPal or Venmo account.
“Wanderlust, curiosity and connection are in our DNA here at G Adventures,” says Lauren Michell, VP Marketing and Customer Experience. “We hope that our new Virtual Travel Experiences will continue to fuel travelers’ curiosity and desire to see the world when the time is right.”
With input from travelers, G Adventures will continue to add elements and destinations to the new Virtual Travel Experiences. For more information visit www.gadventures.com/blog.