Last updated: 01:00 PM ET, Tue September 06 2016

Will VR Replace Vacations?

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | September 06, 2016

Will VR Replace Vacations?

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A vacation without leaving your house? It’s the type of travel armchair travelers dream about. But it may not be a dream for much longer. With the advent of advanced virtual technology, studies suggest that VR technology will become an integrated part of the travel experience. 

“Futuristic predictions such as pilotless planes and 3D printed plane food in addition to the use of virtual reality may be part of our holiday experiences by 2035, according to a new report by travel website Expedia,” writes Rebecca Campbell for Hacked

In the ultimate “try before you buy” experience, VR technology will allow visitors to go to a country virtually to make sure they like it before they travel there. 

“The use of VR means that interested individuals can try a country out before buying a plane ticket to their chosen destination,” notes Campbell. 

Rachael Power from Virtual Reality News commented on the report noting the following: 

“Virtual reality has the potential to radically change travel. People can ‘try before they buy’ by visiting locations in VR, from the UAE to the Irish Wild Atlantic Way,” said Power. 

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Campbell also reported that virtual reality has the power to change the way people who are on smaller budgets or who are immobile can experience the world. 

For more ways tech and travel will intersect in the future, go here


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