SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 06, 2016) - The loud buzz you hear is 2016 shaping up to be the year that the future of virtual reality shifts into blindingly bright focus for all industries -- including tourism. Everyone has heard something about the new VR headsets such as Oculus Rift HTC Vive, along with the less expensive GearVR and Google's Cardboard. But how do they work and what exactly does virtual reality mean for the travel industry? introduces the first edition of VR Tourism News -- the 1st (and the only) newsletter exclusively for the travel industry. Deborah Reinow, Executive Editor states, "We'll focus on the research, the pioneers and the incredible advances that VR is making to bring travel promotion and experience to a whole new level."

VR Tourism News has a circulation of 150,000 travel professionals within all sectors including destinations, tour operators, hoteliers, meeting planners, attractions, airlines, sightseeing and cruises. The content is specifically geared to provide relevant and actionable information of how VR can be applied within the world of travel.

  • What exactly is VR? AR? 360 photography?
  • What tech companies (and production companies) are targeting tourism applications?
  • How does VR apply to the various tourism sectors industry and do you need a $million dollars to use it in YOUR business?
  • Who are the VR Travel pioneers that are already using VR for promotion and sales?
  • What's coming next?

VR Tourism News will stay on top of the most exciting development for the travel industry in, well, generations!

To access the inaugural issue, click here

About the parent company of two well-established tourism websites and three trade newsletters., The only Worldwide Directory of Tours and Vacations, provides a deep and searchable database of tour and vacation operators. is the resource for local sightseeing and attractions worldwide.

Trade newsletters include Travel-Intel, a weekly compendium of research and packages for North American retail agents and Sightseeing News & Views -- highlighting the most interesting developments in sightseeing , attractions and travel brands and VR Tourism News -- the first VR newsletter for the travel industry. celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015

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