JERUSALEM, Israel – For 101-year-old Romay Davis from Montgomery, Alabama, visiting Israel was a dream of a lifetime. But with Israel’s borders closed for more than a year during the global pandemic, tourists haven’t been coming to the Holy Land.
The dream of visiting Israel recently came true for Davis but instead of coming in person, she came virtually with the help of the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem.
“The AARP contacted us here at the Tower of David [and] have been working with virtual reality and augmented reality in the innovation lab and asked us if we could create an experience that would work for Romany and let her visit Jerusalem,” said Caroline Shapiro, the Tower Of David’s Director of International Public Relations.
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