Photography and Videography Now Available as Part of Your TrueTour™ Package: Introducing the Traditional Content Division!

You may have heard the old mantra, “You can pick two — good, fast, or cheap — but you can’t have all three.” That saying, while relevant in some circumstances, doesn’t reflect the vast advancements in technology that have completely turned the photography and videography world upside down. We think the current model is becoming archaic and limiting to the needs of a digital consumer.

The photography and video industry is ripe for disruption, and we’re inspired to shake up this model. We’ve solved many of the pain points and common complaints we hear from our customers constantly. Once they experience the Visiting Media Photo and Video production method, they’ll never go back to the old way of doing things.

A Stifling Reality — Until Now

Videography and Photography have traditionally been a one-and-done purchase that provides high-quality content at a very high, one-time cost. The deliverables are limited by a specified number of edits and/or a minimal amount of content. Because of this, photographers are brought in only when needed, once every couple of years, and video becomes a luxury that most hotels and venues will decide against unless absolutely necessary.

Properties need a quick, efficient source of high-value content which is brand approved and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. You don’t need to lose out on days of room or event revenue because our team is trained to deliver the quality you’ve come to expect in less than a quarter of the time.

Advantage 1: A Marketing Extension

We are being added to our customer’s marketing team and will produce ongoing content and edits at their request. Our editing team becomes their editing team. Our production team becomes their production team, and we will be available for additional shoots every year and even more frequently for a small return trip price. 

Advantage 2: Quick, High Quality and Numerous Deliverables

Spaces may vary in size but will not differ in price or volume of deliverables. Our team is expertly trained to segment spaces based on brand requirements, room layouts and angles. With an efficient formula, they can capture more content in each space in a fraction of the time. Not only will this streamline the production process on site, but it will provide the customer with more high-quality imagery than the industry standard.

Advantage 3: On-Demand Content Creation

Our team of content creators and editors will be available to our clients whenever the need arises, giving them the ability to edit content, or make unlimited revisions on existing content, at no additional charge! Additionally, our team will be available to create new deliverables based on these existing content files.

Advantage 4: Low Up-Front Cost

The cost for industry-standard content creation ranges from the surprising to the obscene. Similar to our immersive content, our pricing will be based on the number of spaces we shoot. Pricing will be a small monthly cost per space — a model our customers are familiar with already — and is worked in easily to the recurring budget.

  • Photography: 
    • Our team will be available year round to shoot any space on the property for one low monthly price per space. 
    • We will be available to return every year (at no additional charge) to reshoot any space enabling our clients to build an elaborate portfolio of designs/layouts.
    • We will deliver on average 25 photos from each space within the hotel… suites, restaurants, rental space, conference rooms, meeting halls, public areas, any space desired. The problem will be having to select which amazing photos to use.
    • Full licensing/ownership rights of the content.
    • Lifestyle/Experiential photography and CGI editing also available.
  • Videography:
    • Year round production capability for any space on the property at one low monthly rate. 
    • Utilize our editing team to create up to 24 different social media videos each year from existing content – at no additional charge.
      • They will in essence be getting their own video production team… at no additional charge!
    • Return each year to reshoot new areas or reshoot old ones and build the content library – at no additional charge. 
    • Unlimited edit requests on delivered content. 
    • Full ownership of all published content. 
    • Lifestyle/Experiential Videography also available.

Ready to get started?

For pricing details and to start the next steps, speak with our Sales team today (sales@visitingmedia.com). Our content teams are standing by!

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Watch the Full Webinar! 360 Degrees of Interactive Content: Tips to Increase Online Traffic and Bookings by Integrating Interactive Content Within Your Digital Marketing Channels

In today’s world, marketing efficiency is not only mission-critical, it‘s a business imperative. One of the best ways to improve the ROI of your marketing channel programs is to increase engagement within each of those channels. And one of the best ways to increase engagement is by serving up immersive and interactive content to your audience.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Scott Meldrum, founder of Digitality, a leading digital hospitality consulting agency, to host this dynamic educational webinar, which you can watch right on our blog!

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Customer Spotlight: Viceroy Hotels & Resorts

Luxury brands have done an incredible job innovating their way through a constantly changing environment throughout 2020 and into 2021. Viceroy Hotels & Resorts took initiative to implement the best way for their sales teams to sell at a distance.

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Virtual Tour vs. Virtual Selling: What’s the Difference?

As the most important technology to keep in the budget for 2021, any company which relies on selling physical spaces cannot do business without virtual selling and sales enablement software. Companies who understand this look to Visiting Media to provide the most comprehensive virtual selling software on the market. Virtual sales enablement is the most important factor in your future revenue stream, and is distinctly different from a simple virtual tour.

Here, we lay out 5 differences between using a “virtual tour” and the process of virtual selling.

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The Unique Way Select Service Hotels See Success with TrueTour™

As virtual touring and buying becomes the norm, not the exception, Select Service properties can take advantage of affordable virtual visit and site tour technology once believed attainable only for luxury or full-service properties. TrueTour™ provides packages fit for each level of service and accommodation, and is the right way to show the specific features and benefits that elevate select service above their competition. Because TrueTour allows properties to pick and choose their content combinations, each property asset is showcased to highlight their most effective selling points.

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Sell your socially distanced setups today! Introducing TrueTour™ CGI

Visiting Media has launched TrueTour CGI!

Using CGI technology, Visiting Media can produce exceptionally lifelike computer generated images showing socially distanced events within your venues – rounds, classroom, U-shape, lecture, weddings, and more – complete with photo-realistic event decor. With TrueTour™ CGI, you have access to photo-realistic CGI visuals of your venues based on new capacity requirements, all within a matter of days!

You already know the power of immersive visuals, so let us help you put your customer’s minds at ease by showing them what your safe and compliant events look like.

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TrueTour™ Stills: High Definition Photos Created From Your Immersive Content!

Traditional photo shoots can be very expensive and time-consuming to produce. Production fees, editing costs, licensing, not to mention the lost opportunity costs for the days of unrented space. All of the short-and-long-term expenses can take a substantial chunk of your marketing costs off the table for the year. That’s why Visiting Media is excited to provide an alternative to such a hefty investment.

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Data Shows Permanent Shift in Hospitality Status Quo

Data Shows a “Permanent Shift in the Hospitality Status Quo with a New Normal Emerging,” Says Leading Virtual Software Company Visiting Media

With the latest extension of the national coronavirus shelter-in-place advisories, Visiting Media – maker of TrueTour™, hospitality’s leading immersive sales and marketing SaaS platform – sees a new normal emerging from the way hotels, resorts and event centers communicate, sell and show their properties from afar. Visiting Media’s industry adoption metrics have been fast-forwarded, with no sign of slowing down even after travel traffic rebounds.

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Amid Global Tourism Stall, Virtual Site Visits and Familiarization Meetings Soar with TrueTour™ 360° Immersive Technology

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TrueTour™ Version X: Announcing the Next Evolution in Property Sales & Marketing Technology!

Coming early 2021, TrueTour™ Version X will introduce previously unthinkable sales and marketing tools to planet Earth, truly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible when it comes to promoting hotels and resorts. Developed through super-user feedback, thought leadership, data-based invention and top industry R&D, this new TrueTour™ platform version combines many existing selling tools along with powerful immersive visuals to create a true selling super-tool… you truly have to experience it to understand the impact TrueTour™ X will have across the hospitality industry.

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Harness the Power of Multi-Property Sales with TrueTour™ HUB Technology

If property groups weren’t already making the shift to podded, or cluster, sales teams, many TrueTour™ customers are quickly adjusting their sales structure due to current market demands. Many of these cluster sales teams work in remote offices offsite and are equipped to facilitate sales from a distance. These teams can handle sales for multiple properties and maintain high-level brand consistency. They require a portfolio of tools which are symbiotic and easily shareable, consumer-friendly and easy to use by a variety of customers – individual travelers, groups, planners, corporations and more.

To meet the growing needs of these podded teams, we’ve accelerated the release of a new TrueTour product which pulls resources and data from multiple TrueTours and puts it into one singular resource. Introducing the TrueTour HUB!

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Introducing Aerial 3D: Taking Immersive Marketing to New Heights

As properties slowly reopen their doors to the public in socially distanced ways, outdoor amenities have become increasingly important to offer travelers safe outdoor experiences.

To help our customers attract travelers who are ready to soak up outdoor summer amenities, we’re releasing a new product which showcases a beautiful sense of place, differentiating properties in important ways consumers are engaging with now.

Introducing Aerial 3D, A brand-new offering which can be fully integrated into your current TrueTour™ tool, breathing new life into your immersive portfolio!

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TrueTour™ X Feature Series: The Smart, Integrated RFI Gateway

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