MIAMI, April 20 /PRNewswire/ – Developed in collaboration with a group of world-renowned artists, “NFTickets” offer access to a Business Class seat on a flight to Miami in November
TravelX, developer of the travel industry’s first blockchain-based distribution protocol, today announced its collaboration with Air Europa, Spain’s third-largest airline serving more than 60 destinations worldwide. The goal is to issue the world’s first series of NFT (non-fungible token) airline tickets or “NFTickets”.
Buyers will have access to a special Air Europa flight to Miami Beach on November 29, 2022, as well as benefits and events leading up to America’s premier art fair, to be held in Miami Beach in December. A series of NFTickets (10) in partnership with famous artists will be released every 14 days via the travelxchange.com/auction platform. The very first ticket will be available at a live auction on April 11 at 4 p.m. EST.
“Innovation is in our DNA. We have been pioneers in applying new technologies to our industry, and this will be the case with NFTs as well. They could be the next step in the travel industry,” said Bernardo Botella, Global Sales Director at Air Europa. “We are proud to be the first airline to use blockchain technology for inventory management and distribution. We’re excited to see where it takes the journey as a whole and how it can improve the customer experience.”
NFTickets work like traditional NFTs and are individually rare. When traded, transactions are recorded securely on the blockchain. When ready for use, the owner can present the NFT and a corresponding air ticket will be issued. TravelX and Air Europa NFTickets offer buyers the ability to create travel history and participate in the first blockchain-powered flight.
The NFTicket series titled “Art as a destination” is curated by Ximena Caminos, who commissioned the first work from renowned multidisciplinary artist Carlos Betancourt. Her works deal with issues of memory and personal experiences and also address issues of nature, environment, beauty, identity and communication. Works by Carlos Betancourt can be seen in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, among others.
“Artists are fascinated by discovery and exploration,” Betancourt said. “The same goes for technology. With this work, I experiment with the boundaries of art and technology. The animated work is also inspired by spatial concepts, magical worlds and travel experiences. than the memories and feelings these experiences evoke.”
“It is very exciting to launch a new type of minted NFT on Algorand’s carbon negative blockchain,” said Facundo Diaz, Co-founder of TravelX. “We’re going to bring the best of traditional NFT, but with real-world application and experience. The result is a better plane ticket that travelers can easily manage and redeem from their blockchain wallet, combined with a new collectible. We believe NFTickets will be the perfect fusion of art, travel and technology.”
To celebrate, TravelX is hosting a guest event at the Eiffel Tower to coincide with Paris NFT Day (April 12) and Paris Blockchain Week (April 13-14), where the final offer for the first-ever NFTicket will be announced.
For more information about TravelX, visit https://www.travelx.io. For more information about the event at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, visit: https://nfticket.travelx.io/
Information about TravelX
Led by a team of tech and industry veterans with a track record of disruptive change, TravelX is building a blockchain-based distribution protocol designed to create a safer, decentralized, frictionless, transparent and efficient travel industry. The company’s technology enables travel suppliers to more efficiently manage their inventory, tokenize their inventory into NFTs, and leverage use cases that improve both traveler agility and supplier profitability.
Information about Air Europa
Air Europa is a member of the SkyTeam alliance of 19 airlines, whose members have worked together as one major global network for 19 years, serving more than 630 million passengers a year. Air Europa’s fleet is one of the most modern on the continent. In 2018, the German environmental organization ranked Atmosfair Air Europa as the most efficient European network airline.
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