The more technology develops, it is very effective in supporting various interests, including one of them is the use of technology as a means of visiting tour or better known as virtual tourism.
Virtual tourism was developed after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, which indeed made various sectors including tourism directly affected, especially in terms of tourist visits.
The need to adapt in this new era of fairness has indeed made some people innovate by fully utilizing technology for the development of tourism-based concepts. virtual.
In particular, virtual-based tourism itself has an understanding as a concept of travel carried out by surfing in cyberspace without having to leave the house and fully relying on technological devices to support it.
In addition, to meet these tourism needs, areas that have been physically tourist destinations are also required to develop their tourism objects virtually through video media, photos and other technologies that play a role in supporting the virtual appearance of tourism to look more real.
As previously mentioned, the concept of virtual tourism was indeed developed as a way to deal with the need for refreshing or traveling online as a result of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
That way, both tourists do not have to leave their homes and meet many people so that there is the potential for Covid-19 transmission to occur. Likewise, from the side of tourism managers are required to understand technology.
Virtual Tour Management
Physical tourism development in general is to earn income from the results of tourist visits to tourism objects. Likewise, the application of virtual-based tourism in further development will also provide economic benefits both for the state in general and for the community as managers of tourism objects.
You do this by selling travel tickets virtually to tourists who want to ‘visit’ these attractions virtually.
Virtual Tourist Village in Indonesia
Along with the popularity of virtual-based tourism, the Indonesian government through the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has also developed a pilot virtual tourism concept.
There are a variety of virtual tours in Indonesia that have begun to be developed, and are well known by tourists even to foreign countries. And, the most widely known and directly promoted are the virtual tourist villages scattered in various regions in Indonesia.
10 Virtual Tourist Villages
There are at least 10 of these tourist villages that have many advantages in terms of their tourism potential to be visited by tourists, including from foreign countries. These villages were specially selected by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy to be introduced and promoted throughout the world.
In addition to having extraordinary natural beauty, these developed virtual-based tourist villages also have a variety of indigenous cultures and are still carrying out their cultural traditions, which of course only exist in Indonesia.
Here are 10 Virtual Tourism Villages in Indonesia:
1. Baguk Island Tourism Village, Banyak Islands, Aceh Singkil Regency, Aceh
2. Belibak Tourism Village, Anambas Islands
3. Karangduwur Tourism Village, Kebumen Regency, Central Java
4. Pineapple Honey Virtual Tourism Village in Pemalang, Central Java
5. Bayan Tourism Village, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara
6. Kabola tourism area, Alor Island
7. Aisandami tourist village, Wondama Bay, West Papua
8. Bajo Mola tourist village, Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi
9. Ngilngof tourist village, Kei Islands, Southeast Maluku
10. Sebujit tourist village, Bengkayang
The 10 tourist villages that were developed with the concept of virtual-based tourism will provide a virtual visit experience that will impress anyone not only by its natural beauty but also the nobility of culture which is still upheld by the local community or better known as the traditional tourism village community. the.