NTB adopts ‘3rd Planet’ tech


Oct. 25, 2011, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol. : 05 No.- 08 Oct. 21- 2011 (Kartik 04,2068)<br>

As part of Nepal’s tourism promotion drive, the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has adopted the world’s pioneering technology in the tourism industry named ‘3rd Planet’, an interactive three-dimensional tourism platform, in collaboration with Singapore-based 3rd Planet Pte Ltd.

Developer of this platform, 3rd Planet Pte Ltd, has collaborated with NTB in its inaugural project ‘Journey to Everest’ to showcase Nepal and its myriad of potential destinations in ways done never before. NTB is the first official tourism board to use this cutting-edge technology.

NTB said 3rd Planet creates interactive 3-dimensional replicas of major global tourism locations with sounds and special effects showcasing a realistic environment which users can interact with before they make visit. “The major objective to be associated with the latest technology is to showcase realistic picture of Nepal to the world,” said NTB Spokesperson Aditya Baral.

“The selection of 3rd Planet Pte Ltd as a global online media partner was an important decision for us. The beauty of Nepal cannot just be described in pictures and words, and 3rd Planet has an amazing technology that enables us to showcase our country in a totally new dimension,” said NTB CEO Prachanda Man Shrestha.

Pawan Tuladhar, chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)’s Nepal Chapter, said users can experience sights and sounds of several tourism locations online in ‘Journey to Everest’, and find that Nepal has a lot more to offer to the global audience than Mount Everest.” The software is web-based and is supported across all major browsers through a small client download and is free for consumers to use.



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