360 Degree Video Tours of Beijing from The China Guide

December 7, 2009

BEIJING, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — In continuing his effort to give
travelers a visual introduction of Beijing, photographer and China travel
business owner, Peter Danford, has invested in leading edge technology to
display 360 degree video panoramas on The China Guide, a travel portal.

Danford has been shooting still panoramas since the technology became
available from Apple in 1994. In the past 15 years he has shot panoramas all
across Asia including Hong Kong, China, Tibet, Cambodia and India. Now that
the technology has evolved to support video, The China Guide has become the
first travel company in China to make use of it.

A visit to the home page of The China Guide
( http://www.thechinaguide.com ) will reveal a video panorama shot at the
Forbidden City and a list of other available video panoramas. You may
navigate the 360 degree video panorama, move left, right, up and down as well
as being able to zoom in and out.

“This is just a first step in the evolution of our web site into a high
tech travel hub for people intending to travel to China or those who are
simply interested in learning about it. This is what The China Guide has been
and as we continue to develop it with our team we will push the limit of
technology. As a programmer and a photographer I have a vision for how we can
use this technology along with our high service tour business to have one of
the premier China travel sites,” comments Peter Danford, owner of The China

Danford won Beijing Tourism’s 2007 grand prize for photography with a
photograph of the inside of the Beijing Olympic Swim Cube, which was under
construction at the time.

The China Guide continues to develop new technologies to allow travelers
to learn more about China and construct custom itineraries to suit their
individual needs. The company’s tour builder allows clients to visually see
the sights on their itinerary as well as modify it and get immediate pricing.
This is another example of how the company uses high technology to improve the
client’s overall experience.

The China Guide

The China Guide, http://www.TheChinaGuide.com , is a Beijing based travel
agency, American owned and operated. Specializing in western-style service
and quality with hassle free web bookings, they work with clients to customize
tours that match their travel style. Operating only in China, they have up to
date knowledge and offer exciting experiences for travelers including their
famous Sleep on the Great Wall tour. The China Guide avoids the common
factory shopping stops that are not reflective of the true China.

SOURCE The China Guide

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