Announcing its launch today, NatureEye is bringing a novel approach to travel experiences. How? By enabling users to pilot drones remotely at conservation locations around the globe. The platform offers participants the ability to control the drone’s movement, capture high-resolution photos with a powerful zoom lens, and explore points of interest, all thanks to recent advances in drone technology and communication.
NatureEye’s Co-Founder and Chairman, Matthew Rabinowitz, Ph.D., is enthusiastic about the launch. When speaking about the platform, he declared, “This is a game-changer in the travel and entertainment industry. We believe everyone should have the chance to witness the world’s natural wonders and iconic landmarks. With NatureEye, we are bringing these incredible experiences through the use of cutting-edge technology and providing an unforgettable and educational journey for people of all ages.”
While drones are not new technology, using them in this way is opening up a lot of possibilities. One of the features is the opportunity to embark on guided tours that are led by expert guides who include their own stories and insights about each location’s history, culture, and significance. With the live audio commentary, users can gain a deeper understanding of the special locations and the world around them, fostering a sense of wonder and appreciation for our planet’s treasures.
But NatureEye is doing more than providing immersive travel experiences. There is also a strong desire to promote conservation, which is why every flight booked shares up to 50% of the revenue with local sites. The goal is to bolster local efforts to preserve natural habitats and wildlife.
José Koechlin, Founder and CEO of Inkaterra, a pioneer in ecotourism and sustainable development, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership with NatureEye, stating, “As a pioneer in ecotourism and sustainable development, Inkaterra is thrilled to partner with NatureEye and to be at the forefront of virtual travel showcasing the cultural and natural wonders of Peru to an international audience. Our shared vision of uplifting local communities by making conservation profitable will help preserve these unique places.”
NatureEye currently offers drone flights to select destinations, including Peru, Iceland, Botswana, Kenya, Cambodia, and the United States, with plans for expansion in the near future.
Key points of NatureEye’s platform include:
- Real-Time Drone Control: Users get to pilot the drones personally, which includes controlling their movements, angles, and destinations. The control provides an authentic and customizable travel experience that can be enjoyed multiple times.
- High-Resolution Imagery: The drones are equipped with powerful lenses, ensuring users can capture breathtaking, high-resolution photos of iconic destinations and wildlife.
- Inclusive Accessibility: One of the best parts about the platform is that it allows people who might otherwise miss out to experience these fantastic locations. Designed with accessibility in mind, it caters to a diverse audience, including families seeking educational adventures, couples looking for unique date nights, and individuals with limited mobility who want to explore remote destinations.
- Guided Tours: Expert guides lead virtual tours, providing participants with insights, stories, and information about the history, culture, and significance of each location.
- Conservation-Focused: Conservation advocacy is a core principle of NatureEye’s platform. A significant portion of the revenue generated from each booking is reinvested in local sites to support their conservation efforts, preserving the natural habitats and wildlife for the future.
- Global Reach: Currently, there are virtual drone flights in multiple destinations, and more will come in the future. The goal is to make more iconic locations accessible to a global audience.
By booking a NatureEye flight, users get to play an active role in supporting conservation efforts. Simultaneously, they are embarking on an adventure that will broaden their horizons and foster a deeper connection to the world’s natural wonders.