Monday, March 03, 2014
Remote Control Tourism
In October of last year Visit Victoria launched a five day campaign to promote the city of Melbourne. Melbourne Remote Control Tourist allowed potential tourists around the world to experience the city online in real-time by controlling and directing a number of remote controlled tourists around Melbourne.
The remote controlled tourists were kitted out with helmet-mounted cameras and could be instructed where to go and what to visit via Twitter and Facebook. The Melbourne Remote Control Tourist website included live broadcasts of the video and audio feeds from the remote controlled tourists.
The campaign has now finished but you can still view selected videos captured during the five days. You can also explore the Remote Control Tourist Google Map of Melbourne which features a categorized selection of the city's best restaurants, bars, cafes and sights.