Cultural tourism plays a big part in the travel industry. Big players like Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor offer loads of information about historical sites, museums, and landmarks, but there’s plenty of room for improvement. More and more companies feel the need to adapt, adopt disruptive ideas and join a digital transformation journey.
A new Blockchain-based project, Cultural Places, has entered the scene with a potential answer to the needs and wants of the modern culture seeker. The mission is to reinvent and restructure all aspects of the cultural industry, from ticketing and crowdfunding to trip planning and mapping, by bringing Blockchain technology and cultural heritage onto a single platform.
Cultural Places is best described as a social network for patrons, artists, and curators. Developed over the course of 3 years by Oroundo, the existing app – which is available on both iOS and Android – connects customers and suppliers on a platform better known as a cultural ecosystem.
Cultural Places has jumped on the Blockchain bandwagon and is looking to take its mission to the next level with the Cultural Coin; a dedicated cryptocurrency that users will use to purchase theatre and museum tickets, or support exhibitions and galleries. The ICO’s vision is to raise funds to develop a project that will become the go-to place for booking and discovering new trips.
Booking tickets online using traditional sites can incur high booking fees of over 30%. Not to mention, culture seekers often deal with touting and fraud attempts when hunting for the best deals. On Cultural Places, crypto-ticketing is done via smart contracts, removing middlemen and intermediaries. Customers buy reasonably-priced tickets, while artists are guaranteed that ticket touts don’t get in the way.
The platform adopts a new approach to funding and sponsoring too. With the help of Blockchain technology, institutions can provide unique, innovative, and interactive user experiences. The mission is to transform Cultural Places into a decentralized social network of people involved in the culture