Blockchain technology is directly connected to the concept of a utopian metaverse, as the ideal vision of embodied internet can only be achieved through decentralization. This is where blockchain technology comes in, providing a secure, transparent, and decentralized way of recording data, making it an attractive solution for various industries, including ours. In travel and hospitality, blockchain can be utilized for various purposes, such as tracking and distributing rewards points, coupons, or other loyalty program benefits. It can also be used to verify customer identities, prevent fraud, and improve the efficiency of supply chain management. Another potential application of blockchain technology in the travel industry is customer identity management, allowing for creation of secure and decentralized systems for storing and sharing customer information, such as passport and visa details. Additionally, blockchain can be utilized for digital payments and transactions, luggage tracking, NFT rewards, tokenization, collaborations with crypto-artists, utility NFTs, and more. What are some of the most exciting applications of blockchain in the travel and hospitality industry that you find intriguing?

After the success of #HNmetameetup, the first-ever Travel and Hospitality gathering in the Metaverse, Hospitality Net and Simone Puorto, futurist and founder of the consulting firm Travel Singularity, are back with a brand new metaverse series: Polybius. Click here to see the full schedule of upcoming episodes.

Every month, three innovators from the travel and metaverse world will join Simone for a virtual roundtable about topics such as Web3, NFT, crypto, blockchain, DAO, XR, and their current and future applications in our industry. Polybius' panelists are the very same people reshaping the metaverse economy: academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, and scientists from all over the World united to create the ultimate meta-all-stars-group.