Blockchain and Travel: The perfect match
The characteristics of the airline industry—and also the broader travel industry—align very well with the capabilities of the blockchain.
Data sharing among multiple actors and touchpoints powers the travel journey. From booking to arrival, players can include airlines, online travel platforms, card providers, airports, immigration, government, hotels, car rental agencies and more.
Each actor requires, collects, stores and often shares traveler and operational information. In fact, a web of complex and seemingly endless data reconciliation is happening behind the scenes of every touchpoint of every traveler’s trip.
With so many systems in play—airlines alone house data in many isolated systems from passenger service to crew management—data exchange is not always smooth. And in the airlines industry, not only are operational integrity and revenue generation at stake when something goes wrong, but so is safety and security.