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Facebook wants you to buy your next trip using a helmet

Virtual reality will be the new showcase for selling trips according to Facebook.

In fact, Facebook has begun to market a virtual reality helmet called Oculus Quest. This device has the price of $399 in the United States.

Also, the platform has intensified the distribution of content (videos, games, photos, programs, etc.) designed specifically for virtual reality.

This technology has tremendous potential for the tourism industry. For instance, the Oculus device does not need connexion to the computer with a cable. And as a innovation, the user can take it and have 360-degree vision.

Road Show Italy

Tourspain has organized a Road Show in Italy, where Romotur, one of our partners, has taken part.

Bari, Napoli, Milan and Genova are the destinations for this event. Bilbao Turismo and also several basque companies participated.

Finally, here we have a picture of the event.

‘Trends and Experiences in Tourism’, the new concept of Expovacaciones.

The 40th edition of Expovacaciones took place at BEC (Bilbao Exhibition Center) in Barakaldo, from May 10 to 12. After offering traditional proposals, the fair has incorporated a new concept based on sports, gastronomy and adventure.

The new section is a new way of choosing destinations based on the activities, the gastronomic excellence of the territory or the unknown experiences.

In total, 228 participants participated in the pavilion 3 of the BEC, each with its tourist and culinary offers.

In addition, attendees can also do different activities. For example, making a virtual visit to the caves of El Soplao in the stand of Cantabria.

Finally, the Basque Country, together with Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia have commemorated the 30th anniversary of their alliance Green Spain. They have a union with the objective of promoting their destinations in the tourist, cultural and natural spaces.

The experience of living in Mars

The experience of living in Mars, starting this summer in Cantabria for the very first time.

The arrival to Mars will begin next June in Arredondo. Astroland has developed the necessary technology to this simulation. A cave simulates the same living conditions on the red planet. As a result, they have created a scientific-tourist experience never seen before.

They will held the first mission on June 15 and they will select 10 candidates. They have to meet three requirements, certainly, be of legal age, be in good physical shape and pay 10,000 euros. So this includes a minimum stay of three days at the station. Astroland will choose only 100 people to participate in the 10 missions scheduled for 2019.

Astroland chose this cave intentionally. David Ceballos, its CEO, says about the martian environment: “is very hostile with low temperatures, strong winds and high stellar radiation, so the compatibility with human life is installed in the lava tubes or under the Martian surface. In this sense, these caves are the perfect location with greater similarities for the trials “.