Visit Tri-Cities has partnered with SkyNav, an immersive virtual marketing platform, to launch an exciting 360-degree tour of the Tri-Cities—the first interactive virtual tour experience to be offered by a destination marketing organization in Washington State.
SkyNav creates a dynamic virtual experience with stunning aerial to ground spherical imagery that may also be enjoyed as a virtual reality experience. The interactive tour highlights points of interest with image galleries, videos and information to assist visitors in planning their getaway to the Tri-Cities.
“From our attractions and downtowns to our vineyards and rivers, we’re excited to offer visitors an immersive experience of the Tri-Cities,” said Michael Novakovich, President & CEO of Visit Tri-Cities. “And the technology isn’t just for leisure travelers, meeting and sports tournament planners can take advantage of the virtual tour to increase attendance at events held in the Tri-Cities. Area businesses can also leverage the technology for their recruitment and relocation endeavors.”
The virtual tour is not only a powerful tool for visitors to plan their vacation, but an opportunity for local tourism-businesses to showcase their visitor experience. Visit Tri-Cities is offering a partnership with attractions, restaurants, breweries, wineries, hotels, venues and tourism-related businesses to appear on the virtual tour.
“Leveraging platforms like SkyNav will give the Tri-Cities region the competitive advantage as we work toward economic recovery following the pandemic,” added Novakovich.
Presentations regarding the SkyNav partnership program with Visit Tri-Cities will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, April 20 at 10 a.m. and Thursday, April 22 at 2 p.m. Tourism-related businesses may register for one of the sessions here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VTCSkyNAVDemo
Visit Tri-Cities is a non-profit destination marketing organization which provides tourism-related marketing and management services for the cities of Kennewick, Pasco, Richland and West Richland in southeastern Washington State