Qantas customers will have the opportunity to experience a 360 degree 3D virtual reality (VR) experience of the Great Barrier Reef and Hamilton Island thanks to a partnership with Samsung and Rapid VR.
As part of the partnership, a new VR film will be produced that will allow Qantas customers the opportunity to experience a 360 degree experience of the Great Barrier Reef and Hamilton Island. The film will be available in select Qantas international lounges and flights from 27 June 2015.
Qantas has also announced it will increase the number of flights between Hamilton Island and Brisbane, further strengthening its commitment to drive tourism to the Whitsunday region.
From 31 August, QantasLink will add two return flights per week (Tuesday and Friday) on its 74-seat Q400 aircraft and upgrade its Monday flight to a 125-seat Boeing 717 jet aircraft, adding just under 400 seats a week between Brisbane and Hamilton Island.
Qantas Group Executive for Brand, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Olivia Wirth, said the Virtual Reality experience coupled with the additional flying underlines the airlines commitment to promote the Whitsunday region as a must-see-and-do tourism destination.
“Our Virtual Reality headsets have already proven a hit with our customers in our lounges and on some of our international flights. It’s a fantastic way for us to give our customers a unique experience of the Great Barrier Reef and Hamilton Island, which we expect will translate into more people choosing to visit the Whitsundays for the next holiday destination.”