ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – (Thursday, September 27, 2018) Meeting planners, brands, and prospective visitors can experience everything Atlantic City's convention scene and visitor experience has to offer from the comfort of their chairs, thanks to the extension of the virtual reality (VR) experience created through Meet AC's partnership with YouVisit.
Meet AC’s newest additions to our virtual reality platform include an enhanced visitor experience of Atlantic City. The user will be able to experience all there is to do in Atlantic City once the meetings are through. Immerse yourself and take a virtual journey of surfing in the Atlantic Ocean, ride the third tallest Observation Wheel in the United States, stroll the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk and much more.
The YouVisit experience will continue to assist the Meet AC sales team to meet their yearly room night goals, while focusing on bookings at the Atlantic City Convention Center, newly opened properties and re-branded products. The YouVisit experience offers meeting planners and visitors a clearer, more immersive view of Atlantic City as they virtually experience the Convention Center and surrounding destination using this engaging and effective technology.
“Immersive experiences perform in ways that our photos and our floor plans have never been able to. They show the beauty of our destination and the flexibility of our facilities in 360 degrees. They make it easier to see how the flow of an event will work from an attendee perspective. They enable the viewer to learn more about the specifics of an event space in less time,” stated Sandi Harvey, vice president of sales for Meet AC. “But this is about more than just one event. I see this as a fundamental change in the way our industry will be doing business in the years to come.”
YouVisit creates virtual experiences for businesses and institutions around the world that can be viewed from multiple platforms, including leading virtual reality headsets, mobile devices, and web browsers. YouVisit’s virtual experiences are designed to replicate and enhance real-life experiences through rich media, including professional photos, videos, 360-degree panoramas and much more.
“YouVisit is proud to expand our partnership with Meet AC this year by implementing some of our newest and most compelling features to enhance their already successful virtual visit,” said PJ Morreale, head of studios at YouVisit. “With so many incredible locations and events to pick from, Atlantic City is a perfect fit to utilize the incredible power of VR to bring their visitors even closer to all of the action. If there were ever questions about what one might do in AC after the meetings are complete, this VR tour will most assuredly answer it for them. We’re thrilled to see how Meet AC will use this experience to maximize convention bookings and visitor engagement.”
In addition, another component of Meet AC’s interactive floorplans is an App that can be found in the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play Store titled Meet AC. The viewer will experience a custom virtual reality app of our interactive experience at the Atlantic City Convention Center, Boardwalk Hall and surrounding area.
YouVisit works with 800+ clients to boost conversions across mobile, desktop, and VR with interactive 360° experiences. Our proprietary Aria platform drives physical visits and in-experience lead generation for destinations including Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Visit Oakland, and Visit Alexandria.
About Meet AC
Meet AC, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) organization formed and funded as a public-private partnership by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to create economic development through conventions, sporting events, film production and group tourism. Meet AC focuses on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services.
For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit www.meetac.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit http://www.njcrda.com/. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.
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