Virtual Tour vs. Virtual Site Inspection: 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 site inspection and sales enablement software. Companies who understand this look to Visiting Media to provide the most comprehensive virtual site inspection 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 taking your customer on a virtual site inspection.

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The Unique Way Select Service Hotels See Success with TrueTour™

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

The latest in our TrueTour™ X feature series details a brand-new RFI gateway built as an add-on feature, loading directly into the TrueTour X platform. TrueTour’s RFI gateway will provide hospitality companies a syndicated way to effortlessly capture leads, deliver property details and respond with custom-built TrueTour experiences and bespoke proposals.

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

Despite lockdowns, closures and quarantines around the world, the global tourism industry is leveraging immersive sales technology to weather the storm. Using new 360°/3D site visit technology to perform digital walk-throughs, plan future events at a distance and increase bookings, the safety of corporate planners, travel buyers and employees are kept as a top priority while saving the bottom line.

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TrueTour X Feature Series: TrueTour™ “Holodeck”

Over the next 8 weeks, we’ll be providing a sneak peek into the latest features included in the next evolution of the TrueTour hospitality selling platform. If you haven’t read our blog post about this next version of TrueTour, called “TrueTour X,” please do; it’s going to blow your mind! The industry hasn’t seen technology like this before: a cutting-edge, game-changing platform with a fresh user interface and features you’ve been asking for (and some you probably never thought possible!).

Today, we start with one aspect of TrueTour X which is out-of-this-world — literally. The team has lovingly given this tool the nickname “TrueTour Holodeck”. If you thought virtual reality was from the future, this TrueTour X feature is right out of a science fiction novel.

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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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Introducing TrueTour™ Video, Our Latest Immersive Product!

We’re thrilled announce the January 1st, 2020 launch of TrueTour Video, our full-service, in-house video production division!  Our customers now enjoy a suite of bespoke property video products designed to make selling easier and provide high quality content for marketing teams!

Powered by your TrueTour™ app, these videos integrate onto websites, into sales proposals, onto RFP platforms, and more — just like your current traditional and immersive content.

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5 Website Marketing Rules from Wedding Industry Experts: TrueTour™ and Brian Lawrence Wedding Web Design & Marketing

Integrating TrueTour onto your website is an important step when taking advantage of the power of immersive marketing. We sat down with Brian Lawrence, expert web designer and marketer in the wedding industry who thoroughly understands the elements which engage and inspire brides and grooms to take action. He knows how to convert browsers into leads and drive engagement online.

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Maximize Your Investment! Your Ultimate Strategy Guide to 360° vs 3D

Here at Visiting Media, we’re not simply selling you groundbreaking 3D and 360° visuals. What sets us apart from a traditional “virtual tour” or “3D modeling” provider is the best practices and advice from our Support Team members, who can plan and execute on a seamless user experience for you based on their years of experience working with clients facing your exact challenges.

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Visiting Media’s Mission

As Visiting Media grows and evolves, so does our mission. Looking back at the origins of our company, when this fully-customizable immersive selling tool was vividly housed in our imagination, it was impossible to envision this day nearly a decade later.

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Remodeling = Massive Immersive Marketing Opportunity!

Remodeling and updating furniture is common in the hospitality industry. As hotels alter their look and feel to keep up with consumer trends, it’s also critical to modernize the visual selling tools they use to show off newly remodeled spaces.  Having the best visual selling tools increases the return on investment a newly remodeled property hopes to enjoy. Continue Reading…

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Before & After: TrueTour® is Growing Like Gangbusters!

Perhaps the most challenging part of our job each day is opening a conversation with a person who has never heard of TrueTour®, and doing our best to induce such enthusiasm and inspired curiosity that we successfully live through the first 2 minutes. If we can survive the initial skepticism and natural tendency to say no for no reason, then we are pretty much golden. Once a person sees what TrueTour is, and what it can do for any sales and marketing team, then the fun begins and the conversation is a bit like telling a child he will literally be meeting Santa any minute and can actually have every toy he wants. Really. Continue Reading…

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From passive to actionable: How to transform your video marketing

At Visiting Media, we talk a LOT about immersive content. We encourage you to create 360˚ photography and video, add interactive points of interest with calls to action, and we get very excited about engaging your customers with your visual media.

But, how exactly does this work?

Getting a ton of views on your online video campaign can feel great. However, the most valuable videos do more than just generate passive views and warm, fuzzy feelings. They encourage your audience to take action and become long-term, loyal customers.

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Today’s ‘try before you buy’ mindset is reshaping how people shop

When was the last time you bought something without consulting a review? If you’re like most folks, simple purchases can often set off a research project worthy of an academic dissertation. And for bigger things, like one’s annual vacation, online bookmarks and lengthy discussions are the tip of the iceberg. For life events – either personal or corporate…. forget about it.  Continue Reading…