Behind the Lens: How Google’s Street View Traveler Is Capturing the World’s Most Iconic Places

Valentina Frassi, a program manager for Google Street View, poses with one of the company’s cameras on a trolley during the launch of a gallery at the Science Museum in London in 2016 in partnership with Google Arts and Culture. Google Skift Take: Business travel is often dreaded by perpetual road warriors, but that’s not … [Read more…]

Pandemic May Revive Fortunes of Virtual Reality and 360-Degree Travel Content in a Few Niches

A virtual reality camera records details at the Conrad Koh Samui, Thailand. VResorts Skift Take: Virtual reality has been the next big thing for years, and it always will be. But despite skepticism, the technology shows a potential to help the travel sector in a few specific, high margin cases. — Sean O’Neill Read the … [Read more…]

Separating Hype From Emerging Tech’s Real Shortcomings Post-Crisis: New Skift Research

Conference attendee tries using the latest VR goggles in Munich, Germany Stephan Sorkin / Unsplash Skift Take: Not all tech is worth the hype. But then again, the current crisis will likely accelerate the adoption of some worthwhile emerging technologies. It’s important to know how this will impact the travel industry. We’ve set out the … [Read more…]