Historical tours through Cádiz, bike rides through Málaga, gastronomic tours in Madrid, shows organized in Seville or visits to monuments in Granada. These are some of the more than 70 tourist offers offered by the popular Spanish platform, 13Tickets. Signing of entertainment and tourism services that today ventures into the world of cryptocurrencies with a view to positioning and promoting a more decentralized, technological and international tourism.
Spain is the second most popular tourist destination in the world according to the latest report from the World Tourism Organization; This position being a serious commitment for companies dedicated to national tourism. It is due to this that 13Tickets has embarked on the initiative to renew and innovate the methodology of its services for the clientele, betting on an increasingly modern and cryptographic system.
In this way, the Spanish firm has announced that it will start accepting bitcoins as payment method. But it highlights even more that it has developed its own cryptocurrency, the touriscoin ; Token that will serve both to channel settlements and distribute rewards and discounts to the most loyal customers.
José Poveda, member of 13Tickets, explained in an exclusive way for CriptoNoticias the details of this new launch, as well as the benefits, expectations and scope that a national and international tourism could have, managed by the distributed accounting technologies and mobilized by the cryptoactives.
TOURISCOIN, THE 13TICKETS COIN
The announcement was made at the 2018 FiturTech Technology Conference, organized by the International Tourism Fair. 13Tickets highlighted that the creation of its own business cryptocurrency and the adoption of bitcoin as a method of payment are measures that have been widely accepted and supported in the tourism industry , promoting the incorporation of more international investors and better tourism offers, which could compete with other world-class companies.
In this way, now crypto users can experience more than 70 different leisure experiences throughout Spain, which can be canceled by means of 3 different forms of payment: local currency, bitcoins or the currency of the platform, touriscoin; a cryptographic file that will allow better discounts and bonuses for loyalty to the platform.
José Poveda stressed that discounts with this new cryptoactive could reach up to 100% in specific services and suppliers . In addition, the firm will distribute prizes with touriscoin among users, a measure that aims to motivate the platform’s customers to use this disruptive technology:
Poveda emphasizes that cryptographic currencies could generate better and greater savings for travelers, while entrepreneurs could afford to experiment in an emerging market increasingly influential in the international financial system.
“In the next 3 to 5 years there will be many millionaires thanks to cryptocurrencies . The objective is that they can travel and live leisure experiences without the change of currency is an impediment, “he explained illustrating some of the benefits that have led this company to adopt crypto currencies in their payment system.
Also, users could experience a more friendly and comfortable tourism thanks to the characteristics of the cryptoactive, since paying with digital currencies users can track their luggage, pay a hotel from the comfort of their homes or smartphones and they would not have to face the fateful international exchange houses.
13Tickets assures that the touriscoin will not be a volatile price currency nor will it have more complexities , like the usual cryptoactives. The way the currency will work will be the same as a “ticket for an amusement park,” according to company statements .
The main objective of the platform is to generate a self-sufficient market with greater savings capacity and more agile movements . Similarly, the touriscoin could serve as a platform to enhance and validate the loyalty of users, a topic of importance in tourism.
BITCOIN IN EVERYONE’S MOUTH
One of the main causes of this adoption movement that 13tickets made is due to the great interest unleashed by cryptocurrencies worldwide, a drive that could generate a more technological tourism ecosystem. Poveda emphasizes: “Bitcoin is on everyone’s lips” and the interest of the community is in crescendo .
13Tickets assures that the cryptographic bet is increasingly international, as the adoption measure not only generated a stir in the media, but also among investors and tourism companies that wish to work with touriscoin. It is worth noting that most of these firms that wish to join the cryptographic movement belong to Latin America, with a presence in Colombia, Argentina and Peru .
Users and companies worldwide are also motivated by the incorporation of cryptocurrencies to the tourism market because the low commission of the blockchain networks could allow better prices for services and hosting. Similarly, users could use all the money they want where they want without the need for state cuts; converting Bitcoin and other altcoins into the possible favorite coins for travelers .
The major bet of the insertion of cryptographic currencies in the tourism industry focuses on the changes that could motivate these tools in the traditional way that these services work. Poveda believes that the blockchain technology could generate within 10 years a radically different tourist ecosystem, which they call cryptotourism 4.0.
An international currency, not commanded by governments, borders or territorial regulations could generate tourism systems never seen before, facilitating travel and increasing the comforts of customers in this industry.
Also, distributed accounting technology could also change the way tourism is done today worldwide. For example, Poveda believes that the private blockchain dedicated to Amadeus tourism could generate a more secure, decentralized and effective market.
Like the Amadeus initiative , various international tourism projects have also decided to incorporate blockchain solutions to their services, as is the case of the Bitcuners community in Cancún that promote cryptographic tourism, or Aruba whose government will promote the use of the blockchain tools for the suppression of intermediaries in the tourist industry.
Similarly, Argentina has also signed up to the cryptographic move , after one of the spas in Buenos Aires became a point that accepts bitcoins as a method of payment. On the other hand, one of the largest tourism companies in the world, Tui Group, has also started to use DLT tools in its services.
For the moment, this new incorporation of 13Tickets into the cryptographic ecosystem will allow users ofcryptocurrencies to take a walk through the Santiago Bernabéu , visit the Prado Museum, enjoy live flamenco shows, buy gypsy merchandise in Sacromonte or tour the Roman Theater of Malaga paying with a few bitcoins.