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Rebuilding and Restructuring the Tourism Industry: Infusion of Happiness and Quality of Life
A simulated environment is generated through computer-generated images (CGI).
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Mixed Realities as the New Reality in Tourism: The Benefits of New Technologies for Visitors, Workers, and the Industry at Large
Maria Francisca Casado-Claro (Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain) and Marina Mattera (Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7239-9.ch010
This chapter proposes a comprehensive approach to understand not only how augmented reality and virtual reality operate within the tourism industry, but also how mixed reality can contribute to enhance the visitor experience and how tourism organizations can move beyond traditional communication and physical experiences into a new type of tourism approach that helps them stay relevant in the long term, as well as in the mid-term. Since the tourism industry is amongst the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, changes are essential to ensure an adequate adaptation to the ‘new normal'. Technology enables various tourist organizations to generate greater value creation and opens possibilities to be able to extend the visit beyond physical presence, to ensure the safety of workers and visitors, to improve processes, and to make them more competitive overall. If this is carried out in collaboration with all stakeholders, one destination can generate a solid network to promote itself and become competitive during travel restrictions and in preparation for a post-pandemic new normal.
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Collaborative Virtual Environments
A computer-generated simulation which is to some degree shared and persistent, allowing its users to interact with it and with each other in real time.
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Non-Manual Control Devices: Direct Brain-Computer Interaction
Computer-simulated environment mimicking the real (or an imaginary) world.
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Simulation and Modelling in Fire Safety: Virtual Reality for Smart Firefighting
Artificial environment that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment. It can be immersive, semi-immersive, non-immersive, or even augmented.
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