Google is encouraging Egyptians to take virtual tours of some of their top destinations during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday amid the coronavirus travel restrictions.
The tech giant is encouraging people to do so by using its “Street View” feature in Google Maps, which offers 360-degree views of streets in many countries, and Google Arts & Culture, which features content from over 2,000 museums.
Google said in a report that Egypt’s top searched Eid destination is the United States, followed by the UAE, Germany, Greece, the UK, Turkey, Spain, Italy and Lebanon.
Google has suggested some sites in each of these countries that can be explored virtually through the two features.
Egyptian users can roam through New York’s Times Square or experience the Brand
“Over the past 60 days we’ve seen Google Search interest spike more than 700 percent for virtual tours worldwide,” Google said.
People are looking to discover world-famous museums, with the Louvre in Paris, Washington’s Smithsonian and New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) among the five most-searched virtual tours globally, Google said.