New Delhi, July 1 Travel is one of the most rewarding and enriching adventures one can indulge in. Every year, travel enthusiasts from across the world plan their trips well in advance to ensure that they don't miss out on a single opportunity to make the most of the world's beauty. However, the Covid-19 pandemic washed off all itineraries and cancelled plans that travellers were eagerly looking forward to.
Amid these mishappenings, social media has come to the rescue of travel buffs. Through engaging digital campaigns and activations, various tourism boards kept hungry travellers well-fed by designing innovative experiences that gave hodophiles a sense of adventure while they stayed inside their homes. From digital trips to never-before virtual experiences, social media has kept the traveller in us in touch with our real spirits - giving us a satisfaction of sorts while leaving us wanting more at the same time.
Here's a look at some of the most fascinating virtual travel experiences that every travel hungry soul must indulge in amid this lockdown.
Digital adventures across New South Wales, Australia
Right from bringing The Australian Reptile Park to your lounge room with the virtual series to launching a suite of still and video Zoom-ready NSW specific assets, NSW has gone all out to connect with its travellers. Bonding with family about travel got a lot more fun with NSW's collection of 18 digital puzzles. Featuring the beautiful NSW landscapes, Sydney skyline and some cuddly creatures and are a fun way to revisit some of your favourite spots or take a trip somewhere new while keeping your mind active in isolation. All of the puzzles are automatically set to 32 pieces. Similarly, New South Wales' stunning landscapes, unique experiences and talented locals played a starring role in Tourism Australia's Live from Aus broadcast and live stream activation which presented viewers with the best of NSW food and wine, nature and wildlife, as well as arts and culture to audiences.
Live adventures of Wilderness and Wildlife
Safari in South Africa - In a quest to relieve the tedium of isolation, &Beyond has collaborated with wildlife broadcasting experts, WildEarth, to stream
( With inputs from IANS )