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Wales Welcomes Virtual Visitors – Topical Tuesdays Activities from First News

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Wales has become the first UK nation to join the metaverse, giving virtual visitors around the world a chance to see what the country has to offer. Tourism group Visit Wales created the immersive experience with Swansea-based firm iCreate. Virtual attractions include a historic castle, a cable car ride and an amphitheatre.


Imagine being able to ‘visit’ different places without even going there. Isn’t virtual tourism a great way of allowing people to gain a better understanding of the world? Won’t it help to preserve precious places if we cut down the amount of foot traffic through them? Shouldn’t we welcome the use of technology to reduce the environmental damage of travel? Or should we be encouraging people to put down their technology and go and see things for themselves? Isn’t it better for people’s health that they actually walk around tourist sights? In any case, wouldn’t it mean local businesses losing out on the money that tourists spend on holiday? What do you think?

Writing skills

Imagine that someone has made a virtual tour of your local community. Write a script for a commentary to accompany the visual experience. Remember to make it sound appealing and add interesting details.


Using a News story, write the dialogue between a family who believe they are going on holiday, only to find that they are being given virtual reality equipment and that their ‘getaway’ will involve going nowhere further than their front room.


Research and list some of the most interesting places to visit during a holiday in Wales. Aim to include between five and ten and add a brief description of each one.

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