Sixty participants attended a DigiBiz webinar entitled ‘Metatourism: A Tourist in the Metaverse World’ organised by the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI).
The webinar was facilitated by Recap Sdn Bhd and is the first in the second recurring series to explore the impact of the ‘metaverse’, a highly immersive and interactive virtual world on the tourism industry.
The session began with an overview of augmented reality and virtual reality technology and how it is applicable in the tourism industry.
Participants interacted with invited speakers – XR Specialist and Unity Certified Instructor with VRG-CMKL-KIDC (Thailand) Jeremy Luisier and Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Tiga Token Digital Pte Ltd (Indonesia) Jimmi Saputra as well as Director of Strategy and Innovation of AirAsia Academy (Malaysia) Dr Ram Gopal Raj as the moderator during the webinar.
The webinar also focussed on customising solutions for consumers and exploring the opportunities provided by the ‘metaverse’.
Participants were also treated to a demonstration of 3D virtual content where ‘metaverse’ users can observe tourist attractions and services before arrival.
DigiBiz Talk aims to raise awareness of digital technologies and assist industry players, including micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and new startup companies, in building a new incremental business in the area of focus.
The five-part recurring series will continue until February 2023. The next webinar, ‘Building Your City with 3D Printing Construction’ will be held on December 1.