You may not even have to pack your bag to experience a new destination, thanks to a new virtual reality experience offered by Flight Centre at three of its Singapore stores.

Ever wanted to amble down the brightly lit streets of Tokyo in Japan, or swim with the turtles in the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, or wander through the ancient town of Hoi An in Vietnam?

Well, head on over to a Flight Centre store in Singapore, chuck on a VR headset, and you can tick off all three of these exciting travel experiences with a 360-degree virtual tour of these destinations – in a single afternoon.

Flight Centre is the first travel retailer in Southeast Asia to introduce VR technology, and is all part of travel company’s plan to provide customers with seamless end-to-end travel experiences that begin in-store.

“This exciting initiative enhances the dreaming and planning stage of a trip and inspires customers to interact with destinations they may have never considered.”

Suyin Lee, managing director of Flight Centre Travel Group


The VR experience will also function as a great sales tool to help travel agents make more sales, allowing them to have ‘virtual’ first-hand knowledge of the destination.

The destination films were created by TaKanto Virtual Reality, Singapore’s first VR production company. The VR tours are initially available at Flight Centre’s  Singapore head office on Cecil Street, and will be rolled out to all three of the company’s Singapore stores over the coming weeks.

Flight Centre will be adding more destinations to its range of VR experiences in the coming months.

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