Catalonia Tourism (APAC) News

The Catalan Tourist Board Partners With and TomoChain to Organise the First Blockchain Type-A Retreat in Europe

Press release   •   Apr 01, 2019 11:37 +08

Catalonia, Spain, 26 March 2019 – The Catalan Tourist Board is working together with Vietnam-based travel tech company and Singapore-based blockchain platform TomoChain to organize the first Blockchain & Type-A Retreat from 11 - 14 April 2019.

This inaugural 4 days and 3 nights retreat will take place in Catalonia, the North-Eastern region of Spain, where the trendy capital of Barcelona is. The eight participants from Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Germany will experience a tailor-made itinerary that will showcase this beautiful land full of culture, architectural heritage and gastronomic delights, in addition to having discussions about cryptocurrency and blockchain.

True to the concept of Type A, participants can look forward to a productive half-day symposium with senior officers from the Catalan government and C-Level executives from Catalan Blockchain companies, together with the founders of and TomoChain, for a knowledge sharing session. After this, the participants will discover the cultural landmarks in and around Barcelona city.

The Catalan Tourist Board values the opportunity to open doors to the future potential of Crypto-Tourism, with the rapid increase in the number of cryptocurrency users globally and more businesses around the world starting to accept cryptocurrency payments.

Hence, The Catalan Tourist Board, a body of the Government of Catalonia, is lending support to Triip’s initiative of organizing this retreat and facilitating future collaboration in the Cryptocurrency process in Catalonia. In collaboration with TomoChain's blockchain solution, Triip allows for retreat participants to use cryptocurrencies like TOMO to book their spot.

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About the Catalan Tourist Board:

The Catalan Tourist Board (CTB) was set up by the Government of Catalonia and is responsible for implementing the government’s tourism promotion policies. The purpose of the CTB is to promote Catalonia as a leading tourist destination based on the quality, social and economic profitability of the tourism industry.

The CTB is part of the Ministry of Business and Knowledge. It draws its members from the Government of Catalonia, the General Council of the Catalan Chambers of Commerce, representing the private sector, from the tourism boards of the provincial councils of Barcelona, Tarragona, Lleida and Girona, and from the mixed public and private tourism board of the Catalan capital, Turisme de Barcelona.

The Catalan Tourist Board has a presence in Asia that tend to the Asia Pacific market from Singapore and other locations.

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About Triip Pte Ltd:

Triip is the travel-tech company that enables travelers to use cryptocurrency to enjoy the best private tours passionately crafted by handpicked local tour guides now available in 100 countries, 650 cities around the world and book 1,900,345 hotels in 227 nations. Triip Blockchain ready-to-use App reached 50,000 new users since Jan 23rd, 2019. There are 38,590 spin counts for our daily lucky wheel. 3,562 travel plans submitted with Top destinations are Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Dubai, Bali, Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Paris, Siem Reap.

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TomoChain is an innovative solution to the scalability problem with the Ethereum blockchain, and other blockchain platforms. TomoChain is EVM-compatible and features a 150-Masternodes architecture with Proof of Stake Voting (POSV) consensus for near-zero fee, and instant transaction confirmation. Security, stability, and chain finality are guaranteed via novel techniques such as double validation, staking via smart-contracts, and uniform randomization processes.

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