Chattanooga Chamber: Are virtual experiences here to stay?

Contributed photo / A red panda on virtual exhibit at the Chattanooga Zoo.

Businesses around the country have released virtual tourism experiences for Americans who are social distancing and settling into a new normal.

Some are finding ways for these experiences to grow or maintain audiences. Others use them to provide resources to the community in a time of need.

From Facebook live events to virtual webcams, local attractions like SoundCorps, the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Chattanooga Public Library, the Tennessee Aquarium and the Chattanooga Zoo use technology to our advantage during the pandemic.

Rather than a temporary solution to a short-term problem, virtual experiences may be here to stay as many audiences remain digital post-pandemic.


From Zoom book clubs to virtual business meetings, you've probably done it all at this point.

But, have you let someone serenade you over the phone yet? Stratton Tingle, Executive Director of SoundCorps and Founder of Sidewalk Stages, has almost every week.