COVID19 pandemic outbreak has imposed an unexpected shock on the Tourism industry around the world. As an immediate response to this shock, Technobrain International has come up with a virtual solution to make the travel enthusiasts enjoy traveling being at home. This virtual travel experience is based on an attractive mobile application with the authentic touch of Sri Lanka.
This includes 360 photographs of famous travel destinations divided into various categories such as heritage, water and green and etc. This mobile application was widely accepted as a perfect solution for those travel enthusiasts and nature addicts who have been idling at home due to the travel restrictions imposed around the world owing to this pandemic outbreak.
Virtual tour experience with this mobile application named Virtual Sri Lanka is equipped with navigable 3D models of significant tour destinations such as Koneshwaram temple of Trincomalee, Galviharaya which is the only significant stupa made out of a single rock which has four postures of Lord Buddha, Batticaloa fort which consoles that ancient history of Dutch rulers' entry into Sri Lanka and Muhudu Maha Viharaya that upholds a significant history of Buddhist culture in Sri Lanka along with a number of Buddha statues. These four 3D models are built with mere perfection and give an exceptional walkthrough experience for users.
This mobile application not only targets travel enthusiasts but also helps school students facilitating virtual tours to historical places and national parks even though they cannot travel during this period of a pandemic outbreak. Also, this application has grabbed the attention of many senior citizens who cannot travel physically at their old age but has the grief to see the world being at home. In essence, this baby step taken by Technobrain at the right time has become a pilot model showing the potential to develop virtual tourism as a discipline owing to this COVID19 dilemma.