A Virtual Tour allows anyone with internet access and a computer, smartphone or tablet to look around a room or view from anywhere in the world at any time of day. They can look left and right, up or down – just as if they were actually standing within the image!
It’s made by taking several photographs of your establishment and stitching them together to produce a very wide photo which is then inserted in to a “viewer”. This is then ready for your website!
A Virtual Tour is a full-colour hi-definition 360° view of an interior or exterior of a property.
Virtual tours immerse you in the space – giving you almost the same experience as if you were actually standing in the room. No additional software or plug-ins are required to view a virtual tour.
By simply clicking on “hotspots” within the virtual tour, users can navigate from room-to-room, giving the user a more interactive experience.
As broadband speeds in Africa are constantly increasing and prices coming down as a result of roll-out of fibre-optic networks, there is virtually no waiting time for the download of a virtual tour.
WHY ADD A VIRTUAL TOUR TO YOUR WEBSITE?
Simply put, it not only helps the consumer avoid information overload while sorting through the thousands of listings available, but also instills in the potential guest the confidence necessary to take that final step and make a booking.
Research conducted by Google has confirmed that hotels featuring a virtual tour on their website receive up to 48% more direct bookings.
Research has also shown that video content increases your website’s conversion rate. But producing your own videos can be expensive. A 360° Virtual Tour combines the best of both worlds at a fraction of the cost of the old and traditional video – whilst helping your venue to increase conversion rates.
Two-thirds of travelers are more likely to choose a hotel if they can take a virtual tour first. These tours give your property a direct channel into the traveler’s mind, with visual imagery being processed 60,000 times faster in a human brain than plain text descriptions.
Encourage direct bookings with a stunning virtual tour of your venue or property. Draw potential guests or buyers in, allowing them at their pace to visually discover how your property can fulfill their requirements. Highlight your property’s differentials and uniqueness, and lead potential guests straight to your website to process their reservations.
WHAT OUR 360º VIRTUAL TOURS OFFER
We offer a range of standard features on our virtual tours as well as optional enrichment add-ons.
- Video clips
- Background music/Theme music
- Customised audio (speech/music/other)
- Full HD rendering and viewing
- Viewable on all devices (PC, tablets and mobile devices)
- iPhone / iPad with Gyro Spin if required
- Social media sharing
- Full screen option
- Interactive clickable “hotspots”
- Information points
- Customised Text boxes
- Automated links to PDF files
- Your corporate branding – look and feel
- Incorporated maps and floorplans
- Automated links to websites
- Automated links to YouTube videos
- Hosting on our web servers (or on yours – as you choose)
Our virtual tours work with all computers, smart phones, and tablets. As smart phones and tablets have become an important vehicle for information searching and sharing, we know it’s vital to have cutting-edge marketing materials available for customers on these platforms.
WHAT DOES A VIRTUAL TOUR COST?
The price of our professional virtual tour can range anywhere from R2000 per scene to several thousand Rand – depending on the number of scenes (panoramas) to be shot and your specific requirements regarding enrichment features such as still photographs, video clips, voice-overs, text boxes, aerial photography, music. etc., etc.
Only once we have met with you to discuss your precise requirements and the various options available to you, will we be in a position to provide a formal (and free) quotation for your consideration. There is no cost obligation whatsoever on you in this regard.
We price our projects based on the number of scenes (rooms / spaces) you require plus the enrichment add-ons you decide to incorporate into your virtual tour.
Our pricing is all inclusive. Things such as user navigation, custom design and mobile compatibility is all included. These will be clearly outlined in the detailed quotation proposal we will present to you. There will be no hidden costs, whatsoever.