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AROUNDER.com - Taking the Virtual City Experience to The Next Level: a stunning Series of City Tours With A Difference
AROUNDER, the online travel magazine, that features a unique world-class city in 360-degree fullscreen panoramas with each issue
AROUNDER gives travelers a vivid sense of what a city has to offer: historical cathedrals and works of art, museums featuring famous artists, local cafes and stores, breathtaking mountain-top views, quiet parks and gardens. Each issue contains a series of panoramas in a selection of formats - QuickTime Full Screen, QuickTime Medium and Java - so that both dial-up and high-speed Internet users can participate. Navigation is easy with Google maps of the city and surrounding area. Every issue also links to local merchants with virtual tours of hotels, restaurants, spas and stores.
The nucleus of the AROUNDER concept is the virtual tour - fullscreen 360-degree photographic panoramas, which enable the user to pan left, right, up and down - a far superior format than the standard photograph as it gives the viewer a real sense of actually 'being there'. Users can click on hotspots within each panorama to move on to another pano, and thus take a virtual tour. Each panorama within the series highlights a historic point of interest within that city - such as cathedrals or old town squares, and places where a tourist would visit if physically in that city - museums, parks, local marketplaces and seaside promenades.
Since we launched AROUNDER.com, the response has been absolutely incredible. Travel companies, tourist offices and luxury hotel chains are just the first to recognize the stand-out quality of our work and the huge benefits of this concept.