Hey Trippki community
We are very excited to bring you the latest news on the Trippki project. The team have been working to bolster the development project in order to accelerate our growth plans for the business post the token sale. We believe the best way to do this is to work with our hotel partners to develop a working system prototype that can then be used to speed up adoption by hotel and leisure groups. We have had significant interest from the hotel and travel industry and we believe our new system development plan will allow Trippki to on-board more partners and start building our ecosystem in a much shorter timeframe. We continue to receive very positive feedback from the community and there is huge support behind our goal of developing an ecosystem that will bring crypto into one of the world’s most dynamic leisure industries.
We have had significant interest from the hotel and travel industry and we believe our new system development plan will allow Trippki to on-board more partners and start building our ecosystem in a much shorter timeframe.
Hotel Booking Platform
As you know, the Trippki system will comprise an accommodation booking platform, utility token loyalty reward system and a payment protocol. We have been working with hotel partners to finalize the system prototype requirements and are in the process of completing the system design. Our plan for the prototype is to build the booking platform and interface to an established blockchain ledger and payment system. Development begins in March and it will take 3–4 months to get the system into beta testing.
We have signed up 9 independent hotel groups to use as beta testing sites and are in late stage discussions with another 6 hotel groups to bring on-board at the prototype beta testing stage. These hotel groups give us global geographical spread and cover both business and leisure sectors of the market. We are also engaging with a number of other travel platforms that would provide Trippki with the opportunity to significantly increase the number of hotel and accommodation providers that could offer TRIP rewards and the number of customers participating and using TRIP. Our plan is to have at least one travel platform ready to participate in beta testing of the prototype.
We are strengthening our Advisory team and will be bringing on board a Loyalty Rewards specialist and an Affiliate Marketing specialist to assist in developing strategy and engaging with our hotel partners; we will be making these announcements shortly. Our strategy is to build our consumer base in the crypto community and build the ecosystem through a network referral system through the hotel direct booking and Trippki booking platforms. Bearing in mind our objective to accelerate the growth of the business after the token sale, it is important that we start building our referral strategies as we develop the prototype.
We have been getting a number of questions about the timing and the process for the token sale. Our plan is to hold the token sale in June 2018; this will give us time to manage development of the prototype, work with hotels and channel managers on the prototype system integration and build our plan for launching the Trippki business as quickly as possible after the token sale. We are currently working with our lawyers to complete a regulatory review of our funding plans and we expect to announce more information on the token sale, presale dates and bonus terms in March.
We expect to be making regular communication on our progress once the prototype development starts in March through our social media channels and to the community who have registered on our website landing page. Please join the discussion on our Telegram channel https://telegram.me/trippki if you haven’t already.
Wishing you a fabulous day.
The Trippki Team