Her second project, Beyond Destination, acts as the competitor to VRcation and focuses on a different definition of vacation. The backpacker, the hitchhiker, the CouchSurfer, the airBnB-er, and the BlaBlaCar-er are some recent labels given to those looking to travel “off the beaten path”. These mass-tourism alternatives allow you to “travel in a more pure, authentic way.” Beyond Destination plans to explore this trend further through another fictitious travel experience. With the slogan “no need to go far in order to travel deep”, it looks like this will be another VR-goggle experience.
Appreciation and perspective are the two key points in Verhoeven’s projects. Why go to the other side of the planet if you can find beauty and adventure within arms reach? ‘Evolutions of Travel’ plays with these conflicting definitions by showing two speculative travel agencies that derive from different extremes in the tourism spectrum. So forget packing and bookings; put your goggles on, stick your feet in the sand and enjoy your own personalised, simulated vacation experience.