TourDash tour of the month | June’17

Hello everybody! We continue our monthly competition for the title of the best TourDash tour of the month. This time the winner is Motor Range tour.
This is a nice and short tour with good design and relevant information. Customized dynamic and boundary hotspots, decent video content, simple contact information and of course great panoramic photos themselves. The most amazing trait of Motor Range tour is hotspot window full of positive testimonials. That works! This is an awesome idea for the hotspot content. One more remarkable thing in the tour is the photo inside the hotspot on the welcome screen. It shows the scale of the company.
Hope you enjoy exploring this tour!

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Tour made by I See You Online

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5 reasons to use a Table Booking in your tour

Hello there! Last month we launched a fundamentally new TourDash functionality - Table Booking.
Today we want to summarize the most valuable marketing advantages of using Table Booking inside the virtual tour. We are sure you can get more clients with this feature.
1. Quick and simple reservation. Do you know what an impulse purchase is? People are exploring your place with the help of 3D tour, they become more and more interested in visiting your restaurant, they look at different tables imagine them sitting there and having fun. All the emotions and feelings playing this moment prompt to reserve a table right away. The willing will not be ruined by extra time for searching contact information, making a call, etc.
2. New space for marketing actions. You can suggest a discount or complementary drink for those who reserve a table through a virtual tour.
3. Better service. Guests of your restaurant or cafe can choose exact table according to their picture of a perfect lunch or dinner. They will not be disappointed with a place when they come. You definitely match their expectations.
4. Helping you customers. Do you still use only phone reservation model? Researches tell that a lot of people are afraid of calling. Not everybody got used to this type of personal communication. Using of modern technologies such as online table booking could be way much easier for a great segment of your target audience.
5. Image strengthening. In general using such new informational technology makes you different from your competitors. Present your visitors this fun experience! It will work on your promotion through word-of-mouth.

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Find the detailed instructions on how to inject a table booking to your tour on our Support Page.

We will be announcing new available add-ons as they are implemented. New great add-ons will come soon!

Some of you have already started to use our Table Booking add-on in tours. We will be happy if you share your experience with TourDash community!
For any questions please contact our support team at support@tourdash.com.

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TourDash tour of the month | May’17

Hello everybody! We continue our monthly competition for the title of the best TourDash tour of the month. This time the winner is CATS College Cambridge tour.
Have you ever dreamt to be a student in Cambridge? "Living and studying in one of the oldest and most famous university cities in the world is something truly special, and you should really enjoy being here in the academic heart of England," the first screen of the tour welcomes us with this quote. And this message from the very beginning sets the mood of the whole subsequent 3D experience. This is a good strike and right marketing solution for such kind of tours! The design and content of the tour is also very nice.
CATS College is an international boarding and university prep school which offers high school programs at four campuses, located in Cambridge, Canterbury and London in the UK, and in Boston, Massachusetts in the USA. With this tour you can immerse into the exceptional atmosphere of modern Cambridge.

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Tour made by I See You Online
Hope this column helps you find some interesting solutions for your own tours or just be in connection with TourDash community. :) Do you like this post? Write in a comment your opinion!

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TourDash new era: add-on system in tours

Hello there! We are extremely happy to announce a new era of TourDash: add-on system! We've been working on this for a while and finaly are ready to present this great functionality!
From now on you can add new features to your tour. The first available add-on is a Table Booking. With its help you can provide a system of table bookings in your restaurant/cafe/etc right inside the tour. No need to go to your website. The notification of the booking will be sent to your email. It's a great marketing tool which significantly enriches a tour value.
You can buy add-ons in a TourDash store. The fee for the add-on is only paid once. One purchased add-on can be used for one tour.
Find the detailed instructions on how to inject a table booking to your tour on our Support Page.
We will be announcing new available add-ons as they are implemented. New great add-ons will come soon!
For any questions please contact our support team at support@tourdash.com.
How do you find this huge TourDash improvement? :)

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TourDash tour of the month | April'17

Hello everybody! Today is the time for our regular column – TourDash tour of the month. As usually we’ve carefully investigated all the tours made during the last four weeks. And we are happy to present you the winner: HL Smith Transmissions LTD tour
HL Smith Transmissions LTD is the UK's leading independent remanufacturer of heavy duty drivetrain units for HGV trucks, PSV bus & coach, military vehicles & selected light commercial vehicles. The tour is full of technical videos showing different machines working. This is a great job to collect that amount of media and place in a one tour. The design of the tour is bright and memorable. A navigation menu is easy, logical and comprehensive. Hotspots are small and easily perceivable for visitors. This is a very well-done tour!

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Tour made by I See You Online
Hope this column helps you find some interesting solutions for your own tours or just be in connection with TourDash community. :) Do you like this post? Write in a comment your opinion!

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TourDash for event

Hello there!
Have you ever seen a virtual tour of an event? We've got used to the possibility to have an online visit to shops, restaurants, hotels etc. But what about events? Isn't it a huge marketing instrument to promote a festival, conference, concert, performance or any other occasion?
I'm sure it is. Let me show you a great example of such tour - Kendal Calling Festival.

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At least, an event virtual tour can be an amazing reinforcement for the promo website. At most, it's a self-sufficient selling channel. There are plenty of opportunities to show an event area, photos and videos from the previous one, connect social media. Also there are interactive ways to present program, speakers, participants and sponsors. A virtual tour for an event can really reach a target audience by immersion into the atmosphere and helps to conduct an awesome event.
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TourDash technical digest

Hello dear TourDashers! Every day we get a lot of technical questions which once have been already nicely in a detailed way answered in our blog. So we've decided to collect all the technical posts into one helpful digest. And it's just down here in this post! Please bookmark it somehow for your own convinience! :)
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Custom colors

In conjunction with custom markers for dynamic hotspots and custom fonts you can get a unique design and ambiance for your tour.
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Custom fonts

Custom font is a very important part of brand-management and also it’s just beautiful. Make your own tour with your own fonts and look how easy it is!
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Borderless designed hotspot for embedded video

Advanced HTML and CSS editing gives you unlimited opportunities of your TourDash tour customization!
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Logo in a navigation menu

This small feature will help you to make your TourDash tour more good-looking and attractive for your visitors.
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Images in a dynamic carousel

This functionality can be useful in many areas – real estate and hotels, restaurants and shops, etc.
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And of course don't forget that you can find all the basic TourDash technical information on the support page on our website: features description, account use, payments, specifications. Also there is product information, frequently asked questions and more. There are over 50 articles, instructions and tutorials about all aspects of TourDash use. 
If you have any technical questions about TourDash send them all to support@tourdash.com. This is the best way to get a quick answer from our specialists.
What other technical instructions do you want to see in our blog?

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TourDash tour of the month | March'17

Hello everybody! As usual we've found the best tour made the last month and want to share it with you. Hope this column helps you find some interesting solutions for your own tours or just be in connection with TourDash community. :) This month winner is Raemdonck Ramen tour.
We like this tour most of all because of one nice dodge - the photo of all company team straight on the first screen. Usualy these kinds of photos are used on the last or contact pages but in this tour it makes it really welcoming.
Tour is made in corporate colors with nice hotspots and embeded video. There are a lot of places you can visit including process of plastic windows and doors manufacturing. It turns out it's interesting to find yourself exploting the plant!
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The tour has been made by VitrineSpotter

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10 awesome virtual tour tips

Hello there! It's not a secret that a nice looking and informative virtual tour sells your product easier. No matter if it's a real estate, restaurant, shop or event, the more interesting your tour is the more clients you attract through it. Here is 10 tips how to make a stunning virtual tour that sells.

Organizing the area

1. Choose locations that will be represented in a tour. Don't try to accommodate everything in your tour. Decide which rooms look better. If possible, choose rooms that have lots of light over rooms that may look dull and dark. A light area will always have more appeal.
2. Make a thorough cleaning of the place. Everything should be perfectly looking and well-conditioned. A professional photo camera can capture even a barely noticeable flaw in a room. So make sure all the area is prepared: any stains are removed and any form of fabric (curtains, bed sheets, table cloths) are stroked and arranged as required. Also don't forget to remove any undesirable signage for example wet floor or some other temporary signs. Check all the light bulbs and replace any blown or miss matched bulbs.
3. Add some coziness to the place. Put fresh flowers, candles and other interesting interior or exterior details to your place. Arrange chairs and tables in a neat manner and make sure any soft furnishings are arranged and plumped to your standards. Make an attentive review of your place to find out how to make it more pleasant looking in a photo shot.
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Shooting

4. Plan the exact time of the photo process. What part of the day is your place looking better at? In the morning in the first bright sunlight or during sunset time? Or do you want to show an amazing view of stellar sky which visitors can observe on the roof? For majority of places the best option is a sunny day. So if it's raining today it might be better to reschedule the photoshooting.
5. While you’re taking pictures, don’t forget to snap some shots of the community and the best places in the neighborhood. People who are planning to visit your organization may want to know about the area they’ll be chilling/working/studding/etc at, and if you can show them it’s a great neighborhood, you’ll grab their interest. Always include shots of the outside of your storefront or property and the entrance. You may want to include a shot of the door opening too, or a walk in from outside to inside. That also can help people to find the place.
6. Vary your photo types. A virtual tour that simply shows room shot after room shot can be pretty boring. Instead, take multiple pictures of each room from different angles, with different zoom areas, and choose the best of those pictures to include in your virtual tour. You can also vary the number of photos used for each area. Such as including several shots of the living room with fireplace, balcony and cathedral ceilings, but only one or two of the standard-issue bedrooms.
7. Sometimes to have people on the photo is a great idea. They can be your employees with funny masks, heads or some singes in hands. Or you can put some special sings somewhere in the area. For example offline stickers for online buttons like it was made here. It can be a creative way to be memorized and stand out from competitors.
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TourDash marketing tools

8. Add extras to your virtual tour. Stunning photos are the heart of a virtual tour, but additional information can really sell a product. Create an interesting and beautiful hotspots with photo galleryvideo, social buttons, links to your website, promotion information and so on. Turn on your imagination to enrich the tour with an amazing content.
9. Personalize a tour, make it different. Create a branded layout, use your logo, custom fonts and colors. Decorate your tour with unusual elements like offbeat buttons or picturesque pop-up window. Implement all your bold ideas using CSS editor. What if the whole tour will be like one interesting story which your target audience will be happy to go deeper in? Check out our blog to find ideas for inspiration looking through the "TourDash tour of the month".
10. Think carefully about texts! Or even don't neglect to hire a copywriter to fill hotspot windows inside a tour. Short, smart, beating accurately at the target words obviously can help you sell your product or service. A common mistake is an inadequate usage of hotspot space. A lot of texts in virtual tours are or too small, or too long, or too boring. Hotspot is a great advertising field. Describe company or product advantages, underline main profit for your customers, be clear and communicative.
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For now that's it! Hope you find it useful!
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TourDash tour of the month |February’17

Hello there! This time the winner of our monthly competition is the School of Rock tour. This is a nice 3d tour with short and informative hotspots and embed video. Would you like to sit down at a virtual drum set? Check this out:

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Tour made by aardvark360.co.uk

Need help?

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Not a problem! Visit the TourDash Registration page and get started with TourDash today.

Want a virtual tour for your business?

If you are a business owner and you want to create an advanced interactive virtual tour for your business, using the TourDash features and functionality, you can find a trusted TourDash reseller in your area by using this list

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