G Adventures is bringing the world to travellers' living rooms this coming week, with another virtual small group tour to Central America and Mexico, a walking tour of Antigua, Guatemala, and a salsa lesson in Ecuador.
The company's first virtual tour to Italy drew in more than 750 virtual travellers globally over two departures. The Central America and Mexico adventures will be led by chief experience officer (CEO), Jon. The first trip takes place on Tuesday May 5th, 2020 at 12.00 p.m. EST and virtual travellers can sign up here.
For travellers looking to familiarize themselves with the region before they virtually head off, Jon has also hosted a new, pre-recorded virtual walking tour of the beautiful city of Antigua, Guatemala. Travellers can join Jon on a tour of the city to learn about some of Antigua’s best-kept secrets, stunning lookouts, and local eats by following this link.
G Adventures is also bringing social media fans new virtual moments. Inspired by 'Your Moments' experiences on G Adventures tours, virtual moments cover everything from cooking and wellness to hands-on learning experiences. These will be broadcast once a week, live on G Adventures’ Facebook and Instagram channels. The next virtual moment is a salsa lesson with CEO Ando, from Ecuador, and will be broadcast on May 3rd, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. This will be followed by a Vietnamese cooking lesson live from Hanoi on Sunday May 10 at 8.00pm EDT.
Just in time for the virtual tours, G Adventures is also introducing animated, animal-themed virtual backdrops. Click to download.
More information on each Virtual Travel Experience as follows:
- Virtual live small group tours - The first live virtual tours of their kind that get people as close as possible to a G Adventures trip without opening their passports. G Adventures’ chief experience officers (CEOs) take 16 ‘travellers’ on a cross-country experience introducing them to different locations in just under an hour. The participants ‘meet’ in a live Zoom room, and can interact with their CEO in real time. Observers also have the opportunity to follow along without joining the group. Future live virtual small group tours include Argentina and Vietnam.
- Virtual walking tours - These pre-recorded tours feature a new city each time. Led by local CEOs and utilizing Google Maps and photos, CEOs will “walk” viewers around their city while sharing insider secrets, history and travel tips. The first virtual walking tour was Florence, which can be viewed at this link.
- Virtual moments - Inspired by the "Your Moments" experiences enjoyed by travellers on G Adventures tours, virtual moments cover everything from food and wellness to hands-on learning experiences. These will be hosted weekly on Instagram and Facebook Live and then hosted in our Facebook Videos archive and on YouTube for anyone who missed them.
- Virtual backdrops - Designed to liven up Zoom video conference calls or hang outs. The first collection featured each of the seven continents, so even if travellers have never been to Antarctica, they can convince their friends and coworkers that’s where they’re hunkering down.
G Adventures will continue to add elements and destinations to the new Virtual Travel Experiences. For more information please visit www.gadventures.com/blog.
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