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MISSION

Empower ownership in a decentralized travel ecosystem

What is Dtravel?

Dtravel is a web3 direct booking tool that facilitates vacation rentals without intermediaries. Blending the freedom of direct booking sites with the simplicity of online travel agencies, Dtravel offers greater ownership, lower fees and more control.

How it works

As a web3 ecosystem, bookings are conducted on-chain in a peer-to-peer manner, with Dtravel acting solely as the technology and infrastructure provider. Smart contracts govern booking conditions, ensuring full transparency and independence. Hosts have the ability to accept crypto and/or fiat payments from guests, diversifying the customer base.

By leveraging smart contracts and blockchain technology, Dtravel eliminates the issues resulting from short-term rental platforms and travel agencies. This approach empowers hosts to create their own terms/policies, build their unique brand with greater customizability and enjoy unconstrained communications with guests.

Why it matters

To actualize our vision of becoming a fully decentralized, community-owned and operated travel ecosystem, Dtravel’s core contributors have committed to developing a sustainable Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) structure. By initially testing and evolving DAO operations internally, Dtravel will be better equipped to empower the community with the ability to create proposals and subDAOs, eventually establishing a self-governing ecosystem completely operated by community members.
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PRINCIPLES

Shared values that define our community

We value ownership

Dtravel’s tools are purpose-built for ownership, empowering hosts to have greater control over their businesses and enabling guests to better shape their travel experiences.

We are conscientious

We listen to each other and our community, seek feedback, and are mindful of how our actions (no matter how small) affect our members and the Dtravel ecosystem.

We are idealistic

We believe that web3 technology will fundamentally transform travel by decentralizing control and enhancing trust amongst travel participants, leading to a better experience for all.

We are community-driven

Dtravel exists to serve the community. All members are active participants in planning and governance, with every action informed by their input.

We are transparent

Information is power and critical to being empowered as an owner. We maintain transparency with the community and optimize the ecosystem for transparency.
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CONTRIBUTORS

Seasoned builders from the travel and crypto industries

The core Dtravel team is comprised of seasoned creators and operators from top-of-the-line travel and blockchain companies like Airbnb, Booking.com, vrbo, Cardano, and more.

Cynthia Huang

Cynthia Huang

Community

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Bruno Paleo

Bruno Paleo

STEM

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Drew Currah

Drew Currah

Finance

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Charlie Aufmann

Charlie Aufmann

Design

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James Soulodre

James Soulodre

Marketing

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Trang Dang

Trang Dang

Product

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Thai Nguyen

Thai Nguyen

Engineering

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Eric Pace

Eric Pace

Supply Growth

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Cécile Tran

Cécile Tran

People

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Quinn Hubertz

Quinn Hubertz

Product

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Duc Pham

Duc Pham

Design

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PARTNERS

Strategic partners in travel and vacation rentals

Our ever-expanding list of strategic partners helps accelerate the brand awareness and adoption of Dtravel. Partnering with property management systems and channel managers reduces onboarding friction, enabling hosts to easily switch on Dtravel with little disruption to their business.

hostaway
travala
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ADVISORS

Industry experts across crypto, travel and tech

Dtravel’s team of advisors bring with them a wealth of knowledge across crypto, travel and tech projects including Airbnb, Google, Travala, The Sandbox, Binance, yearn.finance, Curve, Oracle, Booking.com, ASAPNL, AJL Atelier, Phocus Wright, Interhome, Hotelplan Group, Swissport, and more.

Simon Lehmann

Simon Lehmann

Vacation Rentals Advisor

Andre Cronje

Andre Cronje

DeFi Architect

Sebastien Borget

Sebastien Borget

Growth Advisor

Sicco Behrens

Sicco Behrens

Business Development Advisor

Ethan Eismann

Ethan Eismann

Design Advisor

Mauricio Prieto

Mauricio Prieto

Product Advisor

Tom Chan

Tom Chan

Technical Advisor

Jehan Chu

Jehan Chu

Finance Advisor

Michael Chen

Michael Chen

Token Economics Advisor

Bryan Lip

Bryan Lip

Strategic Partnerships Lead

Luke Kim

Luke Kim

Investor Relations Advisor

Damian Bielinski

Damian Bielinski

Communications Advisor

Julian Persaud

Julian Persaud

Operations Advisor

Caleb Yeoh

Caleb Yeoh

Operations Advisor

Michael Goldin

Michael Goldin

Business Development Advisor

Jin Yang

Jin Yang

Security Advisor