Virtual escape: Explore India, Frankfurt and Turkey from your home

22 Apr 2020 by Anithya Balachandran

Virtual travel is gaining momentum with each passing day. Earlier this month, Business Traveller India took you through some engaging campaigns that are being adopted by travel and tourism boards across the globe. As an extension to it, here are a few more immersive virtual travel experiences that you can enjoy without leaving your couch.

Frankfurt: Indulge in an augmented reality experience of Frankfurt and its picturesque surroundings via Frankfurt Digital. Discover the New Frankfurt Old Town from wherever you are. All you have to do is:

  • Download the “Frankfurt Old Town AR” app.
  • Open the app and scan the postcard.
  • Tap on the highlights and explore.
Frankfurt Digital

Abu Dhabi: #StayCurious about the glitzy emirate through a series of educational and entertainment initiatives rolled out by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). The programme involves insights on the history and heritage; cooking workshops and masterclasses; free virtual courses and educational content and a platform that links to a series of virtual events and activations, set to be launched by DCT Abu Dhabi and its partners in the coming weeks.

India: India’s Ministry of Tourism has come up with a new project called “Dekho Apna Desh” or “See Your Country” —  a collection of webinars comprising sessions on different cities of India; highlighting their tourist attractions, history and culture.

Details of the upcoming webinars:

Meanwhile, watch the webinar episode of ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ on Ladakh here:

Turkey: Enjoy a whimsical view of Istanbul or marvel at the beauty of Yarışlı lake, one of the major habitats of flamingos in Turkey on your laptop or phone screens through #TogetherToday campaign.

For now, de-stress yourself with a virtual Turkish therapy:

South Africa: Wildlife enthusiasts would be interested to know that virtual live safaris of Kruger National Park are available twice a day – sunrise safari at 0930 and sunset safari at 1900 IST, and can be viewed here:

New South Wales: Destination New South Wales’ (NSW) consumer travel website,, has a new suite of still and video Zoom-ready assets available for you to download. Experiences include stargazing in the Southern Hemisphere’s first Dark Sky Park in the Warrumbungles, sea life frolicking underwater along the NSW Coast from Tweed Heads to Narooma, aerial shots of regional NSW including Stockton Beach and Broken Hill, breakfast with Coffs Harbour kangaroos, and a timelapse of the world-famous Sydney Harbour.
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CREDIT: Destination NSW

Image Credit: Destination NSW

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