HomeAway recently announced the launch of Virtual Tours in Bali. First launched in the U.S. in November 2018, Bali is the second market outside of the U.S. and the first market in Asia Pacific to offer Virtual Tours – a new proprietary product that seamlessly displays virtual tours of holiday homes on HomeAway.
A 360-View Before Your Stay
This customer-centric technological innovation allows homeowners and property managers to share a 360-degree walk-through of their properties with travellers. Travellers can visualise the property prior to their stay, setting their expectations and delivering a better stay experience. It also benefits homeowners with a proven record in increasing conversion.
Available on desktop and mobile web, HomeAway’s approach to virtual tours is unique in the holiday home rental industry as the product is compatible with different types of virtual tours ranging from “DIY” tours filmed on personal phones and cameras to professionally captured footage from virtual tour companies like InsideMaps and professionals like TruPlace.
HomeAway is currently running a fully-funded and exclusive Virtual Tour programme for selected properties in Bali and displayed exclusively on the HomeAway site. The tool is being tested for its impact to conversion for homeowners and property managers.
Together with Virtual Tours, HomeAway has rolled out other new product features this year, including Trip Boards where travellers can invite their friends and family to save, comment and vote for their dream holiday home.