Ride elegantly through the desert on a camel, make your long-desired ascent of Everest or skydive out of a plane at 13,000 feet. Adventuring around the globe can now be achieved with immersive 360-degree video experiences. Apart from the obvious benefits of pure escapism, virtual reality travel apps are a great way to plan trips, narrow down destinations or explore a given culture and landscape ahead of the holiday.
Several companies have climbed on board, with Marriot Hotels offering guests journeys from their rooms via a Samsung Gear VR headset and British Airways experimenting with Oculus Rift headsets. Ascape is an app dedicated to providing users with virtual reality travel content, while platform Littlestar allows users to experience an array of immersive 360-degree content via the web or using its app with a VR headset.