Itinerary planning can be a fun thing or absolute nightmare for travellers. There are so many things to look out for and reading travel websites, blogs and forum reviews just cannot paint the full picture. To solve the problem, 3rd Planet has recently unveils the world’s first interactive travel destination tour portal. Named Wonders of the World, 3rd Planet utilises its own patented CGI technology to display and allow 3D navigation at top destinations around the world. Travellers would be able to walk through or even fly over the site much like they would with gaming technology and read the relevant information presented at various points of interest!
The first Destination – Venetian Macao
To kickstart this massive online travel experience, The 3rd Planet partnered Venetian Macao – one of the world’s largest buildings and integrated resorts. The massive structured is modelled after famous landmarks and the architecture of Venice. Before we get started, you will have to first download the Unity Web Player to allow you to view and play with the platform. Existing online gamers should already have this player in place.
3rd Planet’s technology allow you to traverse this massive site, which is equivalent to 56 football fields, by simply moving the keyboard mouse and clicking on points of interest for more information or zoom in and out for a more detailed information such as shuttle bus services, F&B outlets and opening as well as closing times. Plus, you get to “experience’’ the trip by taking part in activities that are unique to the area like
– Take a “guided tour’’ which will introduce various aspects of each area in 3D.
– Click on “points of interest’’ to get detailed information.
– Indulge in virtual walk-throughs or take part in “activities’’,such as captaining a gondola or having a mini golf game.
See the preview on what to expect below:
Time To Play The Real Thing
Alright, let’s get started! Click on the huge arrow button below.
How was the experience? Did you see the Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto Bridge and the Doges Palace that was created in the Venetian Gothic style? At The Bridge of Sighs, you should be able to read the history behind the bridge. It was the last view of Venice that convicts saw before their imprisonment. The bridge name, given by Lord Byron in the 19th century, comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view of beautiful Venice through the window before being taken down to their cells.
3rd Planet Is Set To Revolutionise The Travel Industry
3rd Planet is in partnership with tourism boards round the world keen to showcase what they think are the unique features of their country. These will be rolled out over the weeks with travel-related prizes, such as air tickets and hotel accommodation to the destinations that are showcased.
Said Terence Mak, CEO of 3rd Planet: “The future of travel is here, on 3rd Planet. And the traveller pays nothing.We thank the countries which have joined us in the initial roll-out of Wonders of the World and look forward to displaying more destinations packed with even more information for both the real and the remote traveller.’’
Said Olaf Gueldner, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Sands China Ltd: “We are very happy that The Venetian Macao has been selected as one of the Wonders of the World by 3rd Planet. We hope our virtual guests enjoy touring our amazing integrated resort online, and are inspired to visit us in Macao to enjoy all of the incredible experiences available.”
Be Part Of This Revolution
3rd Planet invites all owners and bloggers of websites to be part of the global launch of the Wonders of the World project.
Wonders of the World (WOW) project will be launched to consumers worldwide in the last week of September 2014. It will showcase the most iconic destinations from around the world in interactive 3D on the Internet, which global consumers can easily access through most smart connected devices. Consumers can now have a more realistic understanding of the destination prior to their visit with stunning visual effects, realistic surrounding sounds and interactivity with the environment. This would help them better organise their itinerary and not miss any important points of interests.
Those in the business of promoting travel and tourism would be happy to know that these interactive 3D scene is free for embedding onto websites and blogs.
Available on PCs, phones and tablet devices for both iOS and Android users, be among the first to tour the Wonders of the World by signing up at www.3rdplanet.com/signup
Please visit 3rd Planet for more information.