Innovations, renewed businesses, new ideas, and every day a fresh perspective added every now and then. All this is happening in the Virtual Reality world these days. This fascinating innovation called Virtual Reality is making heads turn every other day. Lots of businesses and industries are already experiencing the benefits of the VR technology. So why should the event planning and hospitality industry stay behind.
AllSeated, a company that claims to be the world’s most innovative event planning platform has aimed to stay true to its claim with the launch of its VR app meant for venues and event planners. This company’s newly launched app is designed to allow venues and event planners inspect every detail of an event and share a 360 degree walkthrough with their clients. This early insight with the help of VR will help the event planners be prepared well in advance of the actual event, and will drastically enhance the event planning process. It will help save money, time, resources, eliminate the possibility of any last minute surprises and mistakes and will also make room for changes to event floor plans and details in real time.
The event planning market is a huge market with revenue of $200 billion globally. And in these numbers AllSeated fits in with 1 in every 10 events planned across U.S. through their platform. AllSeated VR is the first application of its kind designed for this industry. The company already has more than 100 existing customers who have signed up for their new VR platform. And by 2019 they plan to have more than 1,000 venues in their VR library.
“Tools like AllSeatedVR, with immersive virtual viewing of our property and the ability to make changes in real-time, is beyond anything we could have expected and gives us a competitive edge,” said Mike Warren, Director of Catering, The Plaza New York. “Technology for our industry is a game changer if it adds to our top line, improves operational efficiency, saves time and money, and provides something really special for our clients. That’s definitely what AllSeatedVR brings to the table.”
With the help of VR, venues and professional event planners will be able to augment their clients’ overall experience. With the help of the VR venues and event planners will be able to design every single detail of an event such as the choice of furniture, table linens and placeware, dance floors, ornament designs, color themes and much more. Additionally the VR will be able to track other aspects of an event such as the RSVP’s and menu choices, task lists for vendors, timeline creation and also allow guest mobile check-in.
“Virtual reality has been around for a long time, but the introduction of amazingly capable wireless headsets at the $200-400 price range – one tenth of the previous generation – makes them finally ripe for mass market adoption,” said Yaron Lipshitz, AllSeated CEO. “With 20 years of gaming experience, our development team easily determined how VR could revolutionize the event industry, in areas such as sales and marketing, vendor selection, event planning, collaboration, and ultimately search and discovery. For those reasons, VR-based event planning is one of VR’s first real killer apps!”
AllSeated VR is compatible with a wide variety of VR headsets that include Facebook’s Oculus Go, HTC’s Vive and the Samsung Gear VR.