Virtual tour technology can be used to engage potential guests, expand your customer base, and strengthen your online presence. Here are the top companies offering this technology to vacation rental managers:
TruPlace offers a comprehensive look at a property. Unlike other virtual tour companies, their tour interface makes it easy for potential guests to navigate through a home. TruPlace also offers an interactive floor plan along with the virtual tour. This makes it easy for guests to navigate through rooms in a home by hovering over a blueprint and while being able to toggle between an image and a panoramic view. According to a study done by VRM Intel, there was a 17% increase in reservations at properties that had a virtual tour done by TruPlace. (Qualified Xplorie property partners can also enjoy the benefits of TruPlace. Contact your Xplorie representative for full details.)
Matterport offers an all in one 3D platform that can turn any property into an immersive experience. Matterport works with vacation rental managers by helping them create the best booking experience by providing the most realistic virtual tour. With Matterport you can easily embed your virtual tour directly to your website and publish it to Google Street View. According to a study conducted by Vacasa, there was a 14% increase in bookings when property managers used Matterport.
Digital Era 360
Digital Era 360 offers virtual tours that can be used across multiple platforms such as tablets, smartphones, and virtual reality headsets like Google CardBoard and Daydream. Along with virtual tours they also offer provide tour integration with Google Maps, multiple social media providers, and provide custom code for placement on your website.
The Zillow 3D Home app offers a more ‘do it yourself’ approach to virtual tours. This free app allows vacation rental managers to take photos and upload them to the app to create a 3D tour for their listings. This app allows for easy virtual tour creation, by uploading images to the app, it stitches together images and panoramic shots to create a virtual walkthrough.
Virtual tours give potential guests the best visual experience to make a more well-informed decision about their next stay. This technology allows guests to take their own journey through your rental and experience it the way they want and at their own pace. Adding a virtual tour will help your listing stand out from the crowd and create a captivating experience for travelers.