An actual-time stream of a stroll round essentially the most well-known Moscow landmarks along with an expert information will present a singular ‘being there’ impact.
Moscow Personal Excursions (www.moscowprivatetours.com) – a number one firm within the area of personal excursions for foreigners in Russia with greater than 2000 tailored excursions bought yearly. Nevertheless, the coronavirus pandemic and ban on worldwide flights has just about stopped the flourishing well-established enterprise.
‘We’ve realized the dimensions of the upcoming modifications by the tip of February and it was already crystal clear to us that numerous ordinary actions will change into on-line, together with tourism. Nevertheless, we didn’t fancy following down the street nearly all of our enterprise colleagues did: launching on-line excursions within the type of lectures with displaying photographs of areas or Google avenue view for donations’ – says Vyacheslav Kholopov, the founding father of the corporate.
With four months’ time to market, after quite a few assessments 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 obtainable.
The ‘being there’ impact is achieved by way of Full HD video and the power of the contributors to immediately 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.
‘It is a non-standard expertise and to make use of it we needed to create our personal media-server as the present 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 obtainable 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 cellular 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 record of the supplied dwell excursions which can be historically in style with vacationers.
The dwell excursions have sparked curiosity not solely of these foreigners who’ve visited Moscow earlier than and wished to refresh their recollections of Russia but in addition of those that are solely planning to go to this nation. The corporate is trying to launch dwell excursions in different languages shortly and likewise current an analogous 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 superb software for selling Moscow as a journey vacation spot.