The decadent Shangri-La Hotels are making a move to the future by offering virtual reality tour of their 94 locations world-wide. Partnering with travel experts, these tours will be witnessed through Samsung VR headsets and display the luxuriousness and excitement of every hotel and destination.
Giving a 360-degree view of everything from a presidential suite to a beautiful view from the Lhasa location and a car transfer in the middle of China -- the tours are meant to give a taste of what the travelers could experience.
In a smart business move, the Shangri-La Hotels are releasing the tours first to only travel agents instead of private travelers. This is because most of its clientele doesn't book their own trips anyways, working with a travel expert and planner to create and execute the best trip possible. Therefore, when these wealthy clients do ask their agents about hotel details, the VR videos can be shown to provide context and enthuse clients about destinations.