An actual-time stream of a stroll round essentially the most well-known Moscow landmarks along with knowledgeable information will present a novel ‘being there’ impact.
Moscow Personal Excursions (www.moscowprivatetours.com) – a number one firm within the discipline of personal excursions for foreigners in Russia with greater than 2000 tailored excursions bought yearly. Nonetheless, the coronavirus pandemic and ban on worldwide flights has just about stopped the flourishing well-established enterprise.
‘We have now realized the size of the upcoming adjustments by the top of February and it was already crystal clear to us that a lot of ordinary actions will turn into on-line, together with tourism. Nonetheless, we didn’t fancy following down the highway nearly all of our enterprise colleagues did: launching on-line excursions within the type of lectures with exhibiting images of places or Google road view for donations’ – says Vyacheslav Kholopov, the founding father of the corporate.
With four months’ time to market, after quite a few checks and dummy runs Moscow Personal Excursions are able to current a fully distinctive product: Reside Excursions Moscow (https://live.tours.moscow) – a real-time stream of excursions round Moscow with skilled information in small teams and an actual ‘being there’ impact. Personal Reside Excursions are additionally out there.
The ‘being there’ impact is achieved by way of Full HD video and the flexibility of the contributors to instantly talk with the information (not by feedback or likes however by voice in dwell broadcast). To ensure that each participant to have sufficient alternatives to work together with their information the variety of contributors in every tour is proscribed to eight.
‘This can be a non-standard know-how and to make use of it we needed to create our personal media-server as the prevailing providers of the streaming trade have both restricted high quality of the video (Zoom, Skype, Google Meets) or have appreciable latency points (Youtube, Fb, Instagram)’ – explains Vyacheslav.
At the moment there may be one Moscow Reside Tour in English language out there on the web site: the tour across the must-see sights of Moscow – the Pink Sq., St.Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow Kremlin, the Bolshoi Theatre. The excessive degree of cell networks protection in Moscow has even made it potential to incorporate the go to of Moscow metro stations within the dwell tour! The corporate is planning to increase the listing of the supplied dwell excursions which are historically in style with vacationers.
The dwell excursions have sparked curiosity not solely of these foreigners who’ve visited Moscow earlier than and needed to refresh their reminiscences of Russia but additionally of those that are solely planning to go to this nation. The corporate is seeking to launch dwell excursions in different languages shortly and likewise current an identical service in St.Petersburg.
Moscow Personal Excursions firm believes this new format of excursions will keep in excessive demand even after worldwide tourism has recovered and can show to be a wonderful device for selling Moscow as a journey vacation spot.