A survey by China Youth Daily found that 84.1% of Chinese people who were interviewed by the paper believe that virtual tourism has enriched their travel experiences.
Meanwhile, 74.8% of those surveyed said that they would take online tours and 59.7% of them noted that virtual tours can bring them wonderful experiences.
Among the 2,085 respondents, the post-1990s generation accounted for 40%, followed by the post-1980s generation at 25% and the post-2000s generation at 24.9%.
According to the survey, 67.4% of the respondents thought that virtual tours can help avoid long queues, and 60.3% of them said that virtual tours allow them to reduce travel costs. Others said virtual tours have many other benefits such as providing a more diverse range of attractions available online, real-time interactions with people on site, as well as immersive experiences.
Meanwhile, virtual tours allow tourists to gain access to places they might never have been able to visit in real life.
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