Travel Buddy – Augmented Reality Travel Guide
Volume 5 - Issue 12, December 2022 Edition
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Abeykoon A.M.H.S, Rajapaksha K.R.H.N, Ranatunga K.B.A.D.S, Herath H.M.K.P, Ishara Gamage
Tourism, Sri Lanka, Augmented reality, Mobile Application, Digital
Tourism is one of the major roles in Sri Lanka. Many foreigners visit Sri Lanka because it has a huge history of more than 2500 years and various environments with different climates within short distance and beautiful beaches around the country and so many things. Most tourists like to learn about our history and see ancient ruins around Sri Lanka such as Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya etc. But most of ancient places do not have proper details about that place. Some places had boards with some details but now those are damaged with the time. Those were very valuable because students, foreign tourists learned or gathered much information from those. Otherwise, they will only know about the name of place without any other information. Tourists like to see climate changes before they plan their trip. Some of the tourists have images of locations but they do not know what the name of the location and information of that location is before they visit to that location. Similarly, travelers like to see hidden places around the world. Now we live in a digital world. So, we can have a digital solution for that using augmented reality. It will be very easy for users because 99.9% of travelers bring a mobile device such as mobile phone, tablet pc with them.
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