The drone industry never stops to surprise us, but this time the innovative engineers have gone onwards to making a mark in the tourism industry. Travelling just might undergo a major reshaping process and we could be looking at a new way to experience sights. However, the system is not entirely perfect to be taken as a replacement for conventional travelling, but it does target audiences that are disabled and cannot travel. The system works by making use of a system similar to virtual reality. The tourist would be able to hear and see the landmarks from the comfort of his/her home, by wearing goggles that are wirelessly connected to the drone.
Another audience, that could be a target of this industry, is those who cannot afford long expensive trips or do not have the time to do so. The drone tourism system has been coined by an Austrian scientist, Dr. Helmut Hlavacs. The system is undergoing field tests and so far Dr. Hlavacs has successfully relayed pictures of open fields and nearby streets to his virtual reality goggles. He expects to open up a whole new area of opportunity for potential businesses. People anywhere in the world could hire a drone and go on a virtual tour around the globe.
Drones have already revolutionized the HD photography industry and are already on the course of becoming an important part of our lives. Henry Evans is one person who is already making use of drones for tourism. He often visits places that would otherwise be inaccessible to him, due to his quadriplegic state, from the comfort of his home.
However, changing an entire industry, especially the one on which some countries entire economy relies on, is going to be no easy task. No matter where Dr. Hlavacs takes his research he is bound to face resistance from the governments, who would not want to let go of a profitable industry. How things shape out, we will just have to wait and see.