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Air Ticketing and Travel Trends Make Flying Great Again

There are several technologies that are disrupting the airline sector and starting to change the way air ticketing is done. Other technologies are starting to expand the offerings and benefits of doing your air ticketing with a particular carrier.

Virtual Reality for Upselling

Not sure if you really want that ticket upgrade? How about if you could see the real difference between that economy class seat and a first class premium seat? Now you can thanks to virtual reality headsets that some airlines, like Lufthansa, are using to boost air ticketing upgrades. You can get a full three-sixty degree view of what that first class seat will look like, along with the rest of the cabin. Now they will definitely be able to upsell that extra leg space offered in the exit seats. In fact this could also work for other travel-industry businesses like rental cars, bus and train seats, and more.

Have Coffee Will Travel

Another technology that’s disrupting air ticketing and air travel are smart phones and automated food and drink ordering. Not only is Starbucks now offering remote ordering with on site pick up, but so are many airlines. In the fast paced world of air travel no one wants to be at the end of the line. Now you don’t ever need to be. Grab your smart phone, open the appropriate app, and order what you want. By the time you get through security it’ll be ready and waiting for you at your chosen vendor. That’s a great way to shave vital minutes off your run for the gate.

Edible Carry Ons

Some shuttle services are trying to boost air ticketing sales by offering more amenities. A distinct turn away from the super-economy no frills airline service of the last decade or two. For example, JetBlue Shuttle is offering a carry on snack for their quick trips between cities like New York and Boston or New York and Washington D.C. That’s a great way to get hungry business travelers to remain loyal to your brand. Not really a technology perk, but how doesn’t like a free snack?

Customer Ratings on Company Sites

One of the things KLM is doing is embracing customer reviews to the point that they’re now putting them on their own website for air ticketing. They are tapping into some major third-party databases like TripAdvisor to get the data and include it on their own site. This gives them a leg up on their competition. Customer testimonials are gold in terms of online marketing and when you have hundreds or thousands of positive reviews on specific routes it can really be the tipping point for people who are in the process of buying their air ticketing for their next vacation. Then, after your trip, they’ll ask you for your opinion as well so you can reinforce the positive vibe those routes and that carrier are getting.

Door-to-Door Travel

From air ticketing to taxis, it can all now be managed while in the air. Some carriers are offering all manner of new features through their in-seat entertainment systems. For example, you can book a taxi right from the screen while still in the air. That’s another great way to skip a queue at an airport. When you get off your plane and walk to the curb, you’ll have a taxi waiting. That’s a big change from a line of people trying to match up with a line of taxis and sometimes even coming to fisticuffs over them.

Lose Your Luggage? Never Again

Paper tags rip and tear off, meaning luggage gets lost or rerouted or simply left at an airport. With new electronics tag suitcases, that will never happen to you again. At least, not for that very reason. With RIMOWA electronic tag suitcases, you can program the tag with all your air ticketing information via Bluetooth and your smart phone. Last minute air ticketing change that could lose your luggage on the go? Not with the electronic tags as you can just as quickly change the tag on your suitcase and get it rerouted along with you.

rimowa-electronic air ticketing tag

These are just some of the ways that technologies and carriers are updating air ticketing for the 21st century. Ready to take that next vacation now? So are we! See you in the air!

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Token-as-a-Service Cryptocurrency Blockchain Fund Overview

Token-as-a-Service (TaaS) is described as a closed-end fund designated to blockchain. The goal of TaaS is to reduce risks and eliminate technical barriers for those that want to invest in blockchain. Other goals are to expand market understanding, and increase transparency.

TaaS Explained

Token-as-a-Service as a business model is a transparent fund consisting of cryptocurrencies and tokens. Instead of investing in a fund that is managed by human managers, TaaS allows investors to gain capital through the rise of the blockchain markets. It does this by removing technical barriers that prevent people from getting into cryptocurrency trading.

Token-as-a-Service works like a company that is going public through an initial public offering. The company sells a limited number of shares at a set price. They enter a stock trading market and the price of the stock fluctuates based on perceived value of the company through its business, products, contracts and management movements.

TaaS Initial Coin Offering vs. Constant New Investment

Token-as-a-Service is currently in its IPO phase, called an Initial Coin Offering (ICO). That makes TaaS a closed-end fund as there is only a single investment period. Once that is ended, investors are then owners of tokens and these tokens grow in value over time. This give the investors the ability to gather quarterly profits equal to 50% of the total profits for that time period. Another 25% of the profits are automatically reinvested into the fund. This eliminates the need for further investment. It also means that each token rises in value over time.

Token-as-a-Service Smart Contracts

Smart Contracts are how TaaS offers payout distribution in an honest and transparent way. Because the Token-as-a-Service fund is run with its own Cryptographic Audit (CA) technology, it means anyone, whether they are an investor or not, are able to track trading history and fund portfolio balances via Proof of Reserves, Regular Blockchain Snapshots and APIs that allow for viewing of the data.

Token-as-a-Service Cryptocurrency Portfolio Management

TaaS is building Kepler which is its own cryptocurrency portfolio management and analytics. Kepler’s development will be funded by TaaS profits and the first phase is set for beta in the second half of 2017. Kepler is designed to help in the following areas.

  • Market research
  • Due diligence
  • Order management
  • Risk exposure
  • Performance forecasting

TaaS Platform

The Token-as-a-Service Cryptographic Audit is being created through a partnerships with Ambisafe. That is an Ethereum platform. The CA removes escrow, gives investors better control over the profits, and transparency of the capital distribution.

token as a service intro

TaaS Eliminates Risk

Token-as-a-Service investors have little to no risk through several features including the transparency previously discussed, the building of the TaaS Reserve Fund, and the smart contracts. The smart contracts determine how and if capital is disbursed based on TaaS growth, or in the case of a loss.

TaaS Reserve Fund

The Token-as-a-Service Reserve Fun will be built from 10% of the ICO funds, and 25% of profits reinvested quarterly. It will include a low-risk investment in Bitcoin (up to 30% of the reserve fund) for constant liquidity. The Reserve Fund will never be less than 10% or more than 30% of total portfolio size. This gives TaaS enough capital to liquidate some memberships in case of market panic due to Ethereum blockchain collapse.

Summary

Token-as-a-Service will be the first closed-end fund with the ability to provide a continuous return on its Initial Coin Offering. It ensures that there is always capital in the fund and there will be no further investment after the ICO. Those who invest in the ICO are also given one year of free access to Kepler. The token they receive as part of the ICO acts as a Proof-of-Membership (PoM). The tokens, once issued, will be able to be traded on all cryptocurrency exchanges if an investor desires to sell theirs. This is equivalent to cashing out of TaaS by selling their PoM token, presumably for a profit.

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