I am super excited to be visiting the Gambia from January 17th till January 22nd in 2017. If you are a restaurant, bar, hotel, or resort owner this is the perfect time to book your photo shoot. I love coming to Gambia because I really believe it’s one of the world’s best kept secrets in terms of vacation destinations. The beaches are gorgeous, the nightlife is incredible and the food is amazing. My wife and I have been here several times and it continues to hold a special place in our hearts. We first visited the Gambia in 2014, and immediately felt in love with the smiling coast of Africa. Of course, as I said, this will be a working trip. I’ll be based in Kotu, but I’ll be covering the entire coastal area including Banjul, Serrekunda, and Kololi. I’ve already booked a few shoots. So, my calendar is filling up fast, but there’s still plenty of time to book your appointment.
Coming back to the Gambia in March, 2017!
My trip to the Gambia a few weeks ago was ended very quickly due the political situation, even before I have been able to visit any hotel, resort or restaurant/bar to shoot a virtual tour for Google Streetview! Don’t worry: I decided to allow all business owners to have the virtual tour photographed and online on Google and their website before the next season! This means that your future guests will have the opportunity to walk virtually through your great venue from the comfort of their own home, by simply using a tablet, smartphone or desktop.This will greatly increase the chance of them booking your location and NOT your competitors’! I will be in the Gambia, ready to shoot virtual tours from Thursday, March 2nd and I will be available for bookings until Wednesday March, 8th. Frequently Asked Questions (and the answers) Prior to the previous trip I received various questions by business owners and managers. I’ve recorded a few short videos in which I answer the following questions: What is Google Streetview Trusted? Who is Eduard de Boer? How long have you been in the Google Streetview program? In which countries can you shoot a virtual tour? My street is not on Google Streetview. Can […]
Gambian hotels & restaurants LIVE on Google Streetview
We’ve been visiting The Gambia recently, in order to shoot virtual tours of various hotels and restaurants which have been published on Google Streetview and Google Maps. Today, these businesses allow people from all over the world to virtually walk through the venue from the comfort of their own home, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The virtual tours are allowing future guests to explore the nicest places of these businesses on their desktop, tablet and smartphone. To quickly see a few examples, you can watch this video: Gambian hotels LIVE on Streetview The following hotels are currently live on Google Streetview (click on their names to see the virtual tour through the hotels): Kombo Beach Hotel Bakotu Hotel Leo’s Beach Hotel & Restaurant Djembe Beach Hotel Djeliba Hotel A few other hotels will be published soon. Gambian restaurants LIVE on Streetview We’ve also shot the virtual tours for these restaurants: Poco Loco Beach Bar TeJo’s Pannenkoekenbar Woodies El Sol The Winery Sea Shells Bar & Restaurant Other businesses live on Streetview And while talking to various business owners, we have also been asked to shoot the African Queen Massage Studio. Want a Virtual Tour for YOUR Business in […]
Online Travel Agencies express interest in branded virtual tours
The time that we could entice people to book a hotel by showing breathtaking still photos are gone. Your website’s visitors are constantly looking for more immersive content prior to booking their holiday destination. We’ve been shooting virtual tours of various hotels in the Gambia and published those on Google Maps and Google Streetview recently in order to offer this high-in-demand content. And since a few months we can create branded virtual tours. These branded virtual tours contain: quick links to areas of interest in the virtual tour (e.g. “Bar”, “Pool area”, “Lobby”, “Superior room” etc.) link to a page on the brand’s website (e.g. the page of a specific hotel or resort) the brand’s logo in the so-called “nadir” (the point under the camera, where the tripod was located) VR glasses support (“cardboard”) An OTA (Online Travel Agency) who saw the opportunity immediately is the Netherlands-based Tjingo. They started with a branded virtual tour of one hotel: Kombo Beach Hotel, in the Gambia. Branded Virtual Tour of Kombo Beach Hotel The following branded virtual tour starts at the pool area. The menu in the upper left corner contains the various hot spots of the hotel (in Dutch), whereas the link in the lower right bottom […]