VIRTUALLY THERE: Taste, learn, watch, listen – bringing Anguilla home
From taking virtual tours to making its cocktails and listening to its music, the Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) is inviting past and future visitors to remember, or discover, the island at home until they are able to visit.
The new online Experience Anguilla At Home platform is an immersive video and audio platform showcasing the very best of the island through 20 videos and a curated Spotify playlist, in which visitors are encouraged to taste, learn, watch and listen in order to truly transport themselves to Anguilla.
The web site offers a variety of multimedia platforms in the following categories: Anguilla Experiences, Food and Drinks to Make, Meditation and Motivation, Music and Culture, and Meet the Locals.
Content explores the island from point to point, with suggested activities based on one’s interests, utilizing live video feeds, drone footage and sights and sounds to engage viewers in Anguilla. Features include inland and kayak tours, cocktail recipes from Elvis’ Beach Bar, a recipe for popular Anguillian Johnny Cakes, a 20-minute vinyasa yoga class on stunning Mead’s Bay Beach led by top yoga instructor Sammi Green, a live beach cam, music from The Mighty Springer, and interviews with locals such as the owner of Johnno’s in Sandy Ground, on how his bar became famous.
The new platform offers travellers new perspectives on iconic locations and activities around the island, allowing the destination to open its doors to the world, despite the borders being temporarily closed.
“With travel restricted due to COVID-19, we are excited to be offering visitors and fans a virtual experience of our beloved island,” said Shellya Webster, ATB Manager, Corporate Affairs. “Research shows people have become “armchair travellers”, they want to visit destinations virtually, and Experience Anguilla At Home offers a unique way for people to immerse themselves in our island.
“We hope travellers will find much needed respite, relaxation and joy on our new platform – which is in essence what attracts those seeking the perfect vacation to Anguilla. With Experience Anguilla At Home, we are inspiring them to not just envision but also plan their Anguilla escape, once they are ready and able to travel again in the not too distant future”.
To virtually tour Anguilla with ‘Experience Anguilla At Home,’ click: ivisitanguilla.com/experiences
First published at Travel Industry Today