Polybius – Uncovering The Metaverse In Hospitality

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.

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.

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Metaverse Glossary - Part I and II

The Metaverse is gaining increasing attention as a new platform for business, entertainment, and social interaction. However, it is still a relatively new concept, and it cannot be evident for entrepreneurs trying to understand and navigate this emerging technology. To help clarify some of the terminology associated with the Metaverse, companies need to master the "lingo." This includes becoming familiar with the various acronyms and neologisms used in the metaverse industry and the underlying concepts and technologies that drive it. By doing so, entrepreneurs can separate the hype from the business reality of the Metaverse and identify opportunities to innovate and grow their businesses.

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Episodes

Episode 6 — Recorded on Mar 15, 2023

Recording: How to Leverage Blockchain Technology in the Travel and Hospitality Industries?

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?

Episode 7 — Recorded on May 17, 2023

Recording: ChatGPT, NFT & Metaverse: How to get the most out of your prompt

With the rise of AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT, hotels and travel companies can provide personalized and efficient customer service. Additionally, generative AI offers new opportunities for creating unique experiences and engaging with customers, while presenting a new dimension for immersive travel experiences. The panel will discuss the challenges and benefits of integrating these technologies in the hospitality and travel industry, and how companies can leverage them to enhance customer satisfaction and drive revenue growth.

Episode 8 — Recorded on Jun 21, 2023

Recording: Exploring the Future: Will AI Build the Metaverse?

In this thought-provoking panel discussion, experts delve into the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential role in constructing the elusive concept of the Metaverse. Join us as we explore the possibilities, challenges, and ethical considerations surrounding the intersection of AI and the creation of a fully immersive digital universe. Discover how AI technology may shape the future of virtual experiences, connectivity, and collaboration on a global scale. Gain insights from leading minds in the field as they discuss the potential impact and transformative power of AI in building the Metaverse of tomorrow.

Episode 9 — Recorded on Jul 19, 2023

Recording: Capturing Reality for Digital Transformation of the Hospitality Industry

Join us for an immersive exploration of the transformative power of reality capture data and deliverables in the hospitality industry within the metaverse. In this virtual session, we will dive into the crucial role that cutting-edge technologies like 3D scanning, photogrammetry, and virtual reality play in revolutionizing guest experiences, enhancing operational efficiency, and driving business success in the metaverse. Discover how reality capture data, combined with AI capabilities, empowers hotels, resorts, and event venues to create captivating virtual tours, streamline design and renovation processes, optimize space management, and deliver personalized experiences within the metaverse. From immersive digital walkthroughs to accurate floor plans and virtual staging, learn how harnessing the power of reality capture and AI can propel your hospitality business into the future, delighting guests, and unlocking new opportunities for growth within the metaverse.

Episode 11 — Recorded on Oct 18, 2023

Recording: Traveling with GenAI: ChatGPT and BARD in the Hospitality Industry

Discover the wonders of ChatGPT and BARD, two revolutionary language models with the potential to transform travel experiences. We will explore how GenAI advancements are shaping personalized trip planning, virtual travel guides, interactive storytelling, and seamless multilingual communication for travelers. Step into a futuristic world where artificial intelligence meets travel, and where the boundaries of exploration are pushed beyond imagination.

Episode 12 — Recorded on Nov 27, 2023

Recording: From Web2 Marketing to Web3 Marketing

In an era characterized by rapid technological advancements, the marketing landscape is profoundly transforming from the well-established realm of Web2 to the exciting frontier of Web3. Gain insights into the strategies shaping the future of marketing and discover how brands are embracing decentralization, blockchain, and emerging technologies to connect with their audiences in unprecedented ways.

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