What kind of virtual tour do you need?

So you’ve decided that you want a virtual tour for your brand, but what kind of virtual tour is best for you? Here are 5 virtual tour variations you should know, and what to consider when deciding on yours.

1. Simple virtual walkthrough

A simple virtual walkthrough is a basic virtual tour that lets you walk to different points and view the area in 360 degrees.

Choose this if:

  • You want your space to be in the spotlight, such as a property, hotel, event rental space, school, or medical centre
  • You want people to walk around virtually on their own
  • You want potential customers to book or buy after viewing your space
  • You want it simple, clean and straight to the point

Examples:

Rymba Garden by Gamuda Land // The Edison Georgetown Hotel

2. Self-guided virtual tour

A self-guided virtual tour lets you stroll around and see the space in 360 degrees too, but it has extra features to make people feel as though a guide or salesperson is there with them. This can be done using info text boxes, audio narration, or videos that play once you click on them.

Choose this if:

  • You want your audience to be guided around in the virtual tour, without having to physically be there yourself
  • You want viewers to understand key details within your project through an informative narration
  • You have a destination to promote to tourists through a self-guided explanation of the attractions
  • You want to share your vision, mission, story or inspiration in your virtual tour

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3. Destination virtual tour

A destination virtual tour gives a unique overview of the site. This can be helpful for townships, theme parks, placemaking efforts, city tours and travel destinations.

Choose this if:

  • You have a township, large property, smart city or travel destination that can inspire the general public
  • You want your area to be featured with gorgeous 360-degree aerial photography
  • You want to highlight significant spots within a large area

Example:

Bandar Seri Coalfields Township

4. 3D rendered virtual tour

A 3D rendered virtual tour uses computer generated images to create a fully virtual world, before the space is even constructed.

Choose this if:

  • Your physical space isn’t ready yet, but you’re ready to raise its sales potential for future tenants, buyers, and stakeholders
  • You want to secure pre-sales with a CGI version of your virtual space
  • You want to show people your vision for an upcoming project

Examples:

Cookhouse Seventeen at SS17 // Render Project Sample

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5. Virtual showroom

A virtual showroom is a digitally created hall that allows you to exhibit your product catalogue or vendors according to your needs and creativity.

Choose this if:

  • You want a 100% digital solution that breaks down barriers of physical distance
  • You want customers to interact with a range of products without having to build or maintain an expensive physical showroom
  • You would like to run a virtual exhibition or roadshow

Example:

Virtual showroom

Which Virtual Tour Should You Get?

Virtual reality tours have evolved significantly since it first started. Now they can be adapted and customised to fit your vision. While this breakdown can help you understand the possibilities, you can also get in touch with our team at LokaLocal to find out how certain virtual tours can best achieve your goals.

LokaLocal has been creating virtual tours for a wide array of businesses, in a myriad of styles. Find out more.

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