Monday, October 22, 2012
Free feature empowers hotels, attractions, bloggers, tour operators, travel agents, journalists and others to create visually stunning, navigable virtual destinations via an easy-to-use widget that can be embedded into any website.
Anyone can create a sticky, 3D virtual experience on their website with 3D Travel Widgets.
HONOLULU — October 22, 2012 — 3D Travel, Inc., the first 3D virtual travel planning platform, today announced the availability of 3DTravel Widgets, enabling anyone to embed virtual, fully-functional 3D destinations within any website, for free.
This new feature, now available to the public, allows website managers, content creators, travel bloggers, merchants and others to add engaging, sticky virtual-location experiences to their websites. There is no cost, and users can embed as many locations as they like on as many websites as they like. The widgets are completely functional, enabling users to navigate through destinations and fly around hotels, landmarks and must-see sights, as well as thousands of detailed, up-to-date business and point-of-interest listings in the 3D Travel content network. It's the perfect combination of rich, localized content displayed in an engaging 3D virtual environment.
Who can use these widgets? Bloggers, travel publications, community groups, travel agents, retailers and restaurants, travel wholesalers, real estate agents, tourism authorities, tourists themselves — anyone with a website.
"Our new 3D widgets allow anyone to increase the stickiness, engagement, and visual appeal of their website by incorporating interactive 3D destination tours," stated Craig Carapelho, CEO and founder, 3D Travel, Inc. "We get a lot of interest in our customized private label sites from resorts, hotels, shopping centers, attractions, and other businesses. Now, we're expanding that audience to enable everyone to embed fully-functional 3D location experiences on any website. While 3D Travel Widget users won't get the deep customization, fully immersive destination content and branding abilities available in our private label product, they do get 3D location tours and content for individual locations they download from our sites."
3D Travel Widgets can be accessed from any location on any 3D Travel destination website, including 3DHawaii.com, 3DLasVegas.com, 3DSanFrancisco.com and 3DKaanapali.com. Users can also embed locations from any of our 3D Private Label client sites, including Hilton Hawaiian Village, the Polynesian Cultural Center, The Honua Kai Resort & Spa, several Aston Hotels properties on Oahu and Maui, Kaanapali Beach Hotel, The Shops at Wailea and others soon to launch.
A 3D Widget can be added to any website in just four easy steps:
3D Travel Widgets add to 3D Travel's private label product, which creates purpose-driven, stand-alone 3D websites focused on a specific resort, hotel, shopping center, attraction or other client destination. Private label sites can be custom branded, clients can add unique 3D tours, videos and photo galleries, and they can also include listings for thousands of surrounding attractions, points of interest, and businesses all available on 3D Travel's shared content network, with many listings available in English and Japanese. The Private Label product allows our clients to create customized 3D Travel Planning websites with direct bookings through our clients' booking engines.
More information can be found at 3DTravel.com/products/widget.
Fully customizable 3D Travel Widgets with enhanced feature sets will be available for 3D Travel's paid clients in late 2012.
About 3D Travel, Inc.3D Travel provides the first 3D virtual travel planning platform designed to allow visitor bureaus, travel wholesalers, hotels and tourist attractions to create and manage their own 3D website destination experiences. Using 3D Travel's proprietary 3D Content Management Solution, private label clients can promote customized web and mobile content under their own brand identity, plus provide access to 3D Travel's robust travel content network, which includes thousands of localized location listings, hundreds of high quality 3D buildings published on Google Earth, unique 3D video tours, video and photo galleries, local event information, and other curated content. 3D Travel offers the only product of this kind, where a business can present its location, amenities and services to customers in a 3D showcase, delivering a "wow" factor that no other online experience can match.
Learn more at 3DTravel.com, and view examples of our private label client sites.
Christine Strobel, 3D Travel, Inc.
7192 Kalanianaole Hwy., Suite A143A, #322, Honolulu, HI 96825
Phone: (808) 792-0042