Blog Tag: hotel photography

RTV Announces Distribution Partnership with

We’re very pleased to announce our new distribution partnership with Since 1999, RTV has been providing professional hotel photography and virtual tour services to hotels, resorts and other hospitality clients. We are honored to have been selected as a preferred distribution partner for Expedia, one of the world’s top online travel services.

With several thousand virtual hotel tours in our catalog, and a network of more than 1,000 professional virtual tour photographers around the world, RTV is equipped to provide rich media content for and their partner sites, which include,,,,,, and more!

With this new distribution partnership, all RTV virtual tour providers will have the opportunity to offer this value-added service to their customers at NO ADDITIONAL COST.  Once our feed is connected, you will simply create an interactive virtual media presentation for your hotel and click “Send To Expedia” under the Syndication Menu.

The RTV virtual tour catalog will sync with Expedia’s once an month. Professional virtual tour photographers and members of the RTV community are encouraged to contact RTV for more details on this opportunity to gain a competitive edge over the busy summer months. As our marketing team develops new marketing materials, keep an eye out for exciting promotional assets that can be used when pitching hotel management companies, motels, hotels, and more.

Get Setup For Summer Photography Jobs:
We can’t send you photography jobs and virtual tour orders if you don’t have your Fusion virtual tour account setup! Setup your Fusion virtual tour system account now by visiting the following link:

Be sure to select FULL SERVICE so we can get you setup in our Tour Track national accounts program.  With our growing number of hospitality contacts, we’re sending out thousands of jobs a year to professional photographers! 

RTV currently services Choice Hotels, La-Z-Boy, Barnes & Noble, KB Homes, Kindred Healthcare, American Hospice, Holiday Retirement, HomeAway, ForRent, and so many more!

If you’re a  professional photographer or a business owner shooting commercial venues, this strategic distribution partnership offers a huge advantage to you. Only a very few select virtual tour companies around the world get the opportunity to syndicate their rich media like this. We’re very proud to be able to offer this to you and your clients.

Finally, we’d like to extend our appreciation to all of our faithful RTV virtual tour providers who have made this new distribution partnership possible. Thanks to your dedication and devotion, we have been able to accrue thousands of hotel virtual tours to share with Expedia. Thank you all!

Have a wonderful day and be sure to check out some of our latest Fusion presentations in our virtual tour gallery:


Team RTV

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RTV, Inc

Professional Hotel Photography & Virtual Tours

By next year, adoption of tablets is expected to reach 47% of
U.S. Internet users, or 117 million people in
the USA alone.
If your website isn’t fully optimized for iPad and other tablets, you’re missing
out on a big opportunity. Research shows that 69% of iPad users use devices for researching and planning travel and 73% of touch smartphone users respectively agree
that their devices are useful when it comes to ‘’researching, planning,
and booking travel’’.

These numbers are too big to ignore and it’s time
for you to have an optimized version of your
website ready for this additional usage. RTV’s HTML 5
interactive virtual media presentations
are a tablet and mobile version
of your website!

Our virtual tours have the tools to help show your potential clients what makes your Hotel stand out from the rest! has been helping hotels and other large companies for over 13 years with rich media and digital content. We can also help get your images and virtual tours to 3rd party web sites, making sure whenever someone is looking at your Hotel, you always look your very best. Don’t wait. Get in front of your competition and make sure you’re not missing out on the mobile revolution. 

Discount Photography Services and Virtual Tours For All Hotel Brands! 

To Choose RTV: 
* Better Looking
* Professional Photography
Starting at $449
* Faster Turn Around Time
* Gyro Enabled HTML 5 Mobile Tour
* Weekly Virtual Tour Traffic Reports
* Voice Over Narrations
* Online Booking System
* Full Motion Video
* Free Distribution to Expedia, YouTube + Others
* Coverage in your area
* Thousands of Professional Photographers

Kirk Wagonlander
National Sales Manager
RTV, Inc. –
Direct: 231-932-1603

Hotel Photography & Professional Virtual Tours
The Fastest Virtual Tour Service and The Best Technology – A “WOW” Experience!

Rumblings for the 2013 Virtual Tour Provider Convention

Hello everyone!  We’ll there’s already a ton of chatter going on out there regarding the 2013 RTV Virtual Tour Provider convention here in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. We’re expecting at least 200 or more providers here in Traverse City next year and will have out grown holding the event at the top of the Park Place Hotel. 

We’ll most likely be holding the event in the ball room since it holds several hundred people or at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa that is just outside of town. 

Many of you have also been asking us for the video footage from the 2012 event.  Originally we were very hopeful to have for you a DVD that would showcase the several training classes as well as the speeches, awards ceremony and fun that was had at the Top on Friday night. 

We hired staff, we purchased recording media and even hired a production company to compile, edit and produce the event onto a DVD.  We soon discovered that our staff did not record any of Friday night’s events, the recordings from the training classes were shot too far back and you’re unable to make out what’s on the over head projectors. The background noise makes it difficult to hear the speaker. And finally our production company (Island Digital Images) has told us that we will need to produce ten, yes TEN DVD’s to get the entire event to those of you that could not make it. Being that we were already nearly a thousand dollars into this we decided instead of throwing more time and money into the recordings it’s just not going to work out. We will not be attempting to record the entire conventions moving forward.  We’ll focus on short interviews with providers, the speeches and awards ceremony and such.

To those of you who came to our 2012 virtual tour provider convention we thank you and hope to see all of you back here next year.  For those of you who could not make the event this year we hope to see you there too and we’re sorry that our video production did not turn out better.  You’ll all just have to make sure you get up to Traverse City once a year!  Maybe one day we’ll do a cruise or catch up with you in Las Vegas!

Yours Sincerely,

Team RTV
Hotel Photography & Digital Marketing Training
Order a virtual tour: 866-947-8687

Resort Photography – Professional Resort Photography Services

Resort Photography & International Resort Photography Services

Is your beautiful and high scale resort in need of an uplift of new photography and virtual tours? We at RTV, Inc are the leading experts in the field with over a decade of experience, and are here to help you get the quality images you deserve. In today’s world of in depth internet searches, photography and virtual tours are vital to any website and especially a travel destination.

Research and studies have proven that “photos and interactive virtual tours” ranked the highest for ‘most important tool’ while searching for real estate, resorts and more. When consumers are looking for a place to visit, resort photography is going to be the main focus of their search. Being able to vividly see and imagine being at your resort will no doubt be the most convincing factor.

Not only will they be able to search through multiple high resolution resort photography pages, but they will be able to take one of our fully interactive virtual tours through your hotel and be engaged while dreaming about their stay with you! Our resort virtual tours can also play full motion video too! Fascinating an online audience with your characteristic photos and more, will not only help them picture being there with you but will give them the boost to book their tickets and actually make the commitment you want them to!

RTV is located throughout the entire United States and offers services in several other countries as well. We know how important it is to you to find a resort photography company that you can trust and with our experience and passion for the industry, we are sure to deliver you with the quality of images you are looking for. Your new resort photography will be sure to enhance your website and increase your customer base. Call us and get a quote today!

With our vast network of Professional Resort Photographers we guarantee coverage for your Resort photography and virtual tours even in the smallest and most remote areas of the world.

Want to know more?

Give us a call at (866) 947-8687 and we will discuss viable options for your unique business requirements.

See you on site!

Team RTV
Order Virtual Tours & Photography Services Today: 866-947-8687
Offering Hotel Photography Too!

It’s Convention Week!

It’s convention week!! Hello and good afternoon RTV. It’s virtual tour convention week here in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan.  The temperature this week is going to be in low seventies and high sixties.  While there won’t be any swimming, or wake boarding behind the RTV Donzi Boat,  the Park Place Hotel has a wonderful dome shaped glass windowed pool, a hot tub, tanning booth, and a sauna for you all to enjoy.  At least we won’t be making snowmen like we did at last year’s convention.  We’re working very hard to prepare for all you virtual tour providers coming to the show, and also working very hard chopping through the final edits to the new RealTour Fusion virtual tour platform.  We’re currently still standing at about sixty edit requests to the new system so please be patient with us as we work through these and launch.

For those of you who already have a Fusion account setup. Please note that your login access point has been moved.  Please check today’s email for the new access point. We’re setting it up this way so we have a universal access point for all user types.  Additionally we’re now using your email address as your username in the system and the system will automatically detect your user account type.  If you have trouble logging in please contact Julie Lynn at the number below.

For those of you who do not yet have a Fusion beta account setup yet please feel free to call in and get yours setup this week. Especially if you’re attending the convention. To get your own Fusion beta account setup, please contact Julie Lynn at 231-947-0684.  She will open up your account and put in some tour credits so you can try out the new system. There is no cost to setup a beta account so be sure to call in.   We’re going to be taking your setup requests in the order in which you call in and also giving preference to those attending the convention since those individuals will need their own accounts for training on the new system during the convention. It’s looking quite nice!

Finally and most importantly, today is the last day you can purchase your tickets to the convention as we’re submitting our final head count to the Park Place.  Register here if you have not already done so: I believe the Park Place Hotel is at full capacity or very close. Not to worry however since there are many other hotels nearby for you to stay at.  In fact there’s a Holiday Inn within walking distance from the Park Place.  

That’s all for now.  See you soon convention attendees!! For those of you not attending the convention we’ll be making a DVD of the convention events and classes for you to purchase.  We’ll also be holding this year’s first episode of The FORMULA and The IMAGE immediately after Fusion launches so I’ll plan on seeing you on the shows. Thank you all for your continued support and dedication to our product line.

Yours Sincerely,


PS. We don’t really have a Donzi.

Jason LaVanture
Hotel Photography & Virtual Tours