Tourism has become one of the main sources of income and one of the most important economic engines in Spain and throughout Europe. However, it seems that it will also be a sector that will have to know how to adapt to the implementation of 5G. This will not only affect the speed with which we surf the Internet or download an application, but also the way we relate to the world.
How will 5G affect the tourism sector?It is difficult to say, as only time will determine the real needs of travelers and the stakes for companies in the sector. However, we can begin to get an idea.
For example, Magic Leap recently carried out some tests in the city of Barcelona using VR glasses. Thus, if the user was in front of the Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia, had the option, automatically, to book tickets to visit it, to make a virtual tour inside, to access its history or enjoy an art review, among many other options. All this, of course, without having to take out his mobile phone and only using a laser pointer, but, in the same way, if he focused his attention on a hotel, he could access information related to all its services, the opinions expressed by its users, the ratings it has in portals such as Booking or TripAdvisor, etc. Moreover, it had the possibility of automatically making a reservation and paying the amount of the room together with the tourist tax applicable in the city.
The 5G will lead to the development of these devicesEvidently, few would be the brave ones who, today, would be able to go out in the street with VR glasses and a laser pointer.
However, this is a prototype that allows us to imagine how things will be in the tourism sector from 2021.From that date until 2025, 5G is expected to be fully implemented in Europe, and the information for which we now need VR glasses can be displayed on the lenses of any lens. In fact, a few years ago, Google experimented with this and came out with some very interesting glasses. However, the limitations of 4G made its expansion impossible. In short, 5G is destined to transform the tourist offer of the main Spanish and European cities.
Moreover, users are faced with an incredible new range of possibilities when it comes to making the most of their holidays in any of these places. 5G promises to be a real revolution for the sector. We will see if and how its main players will be able to take advantage of it.