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Augmented Reality for Travel and Tourism

Redefining Customer Journeys

Augmented Reality for Travel and Tourism: Redefining Customer Journeys

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As technology continues to advance, industries such as travel and tourism are constantly seeking new ways to enhance customer experiences. Augmented reality (AR) has emerged as a powerful tool in this pursuit, providing unique and immersive experiences for travelers. By overlaying digital information onto the physical world, AR has the potential to revolutionize the way people explore destinations, engage with local culture, and make travel decisions.

Case Study 1: Airbnb’s AR-powered travel experiences

In recent years, Airbnb has been at the forefront of incorporating AR technology into its platform to enhance the customer journey. By leveraging AR capabilities, Airbnb now offers virtual tours of rental properties, allowing potential guests to preview accommodations and explore the space before booking. This not only gives travelers a more accurate representation of the property but also helps them make informed decisions based on their preferences.

Additionally, Airbnb has introduced AR-powered city guides that provide travelers with real-time information about local attractions, restaurants, and events. By simply pointing their phones at a street corner, users can access detailed information about nearby points of interest, making it easier to navigate unfamiliar cities and discover hidden gems. This personalized and interactive experience adds a new dimension to travel planning and enriches the overall itinerary for Airbnb guests.

Case Study 2: Marriott Hotels’ virtual concierge service

Marriott Hotels has also embraced AR technology to redefine the customer journey for its guests. In partnership with Wayfair, Marriott has introduced a virtual concierge service that allows guests to visualize and decorate their hotel rooms using AR. By scanning a QR code with their smartphone, guests can access Wayfair’s catalog of furniture and decor items, virtually placing them in their room to see how they would look in real life.

This innovative use of AR enhances the personalization of hotel accommodations and empowers guests to create a space that suits their tastes and preferences. By offering this virtual design experience, Marriott Hotels not only enhances the customer journey but also creates a more engaging and memorable stay for guests.


Augmented reality is rapidly transforming the travel and tourism industry by redefining customer journeys and creating immersive experiences for travelers. Companies like Airbnb and Marriott Hotels are leading the way in integrating AR technology into their services, providing customers with personalized and interactive experiences that enhance their overall travel experience. As AR continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more innovative applications that redefine the way we explore destinations, engage with local culture, and make travel decisions. Augmented reality is truly shaping the future of travel and tourism, offering endless possibilities for creating unforgettable customer journeys.

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