Dtravel is a way for people in the home sharing business to have more ownership. Both hosts and guests can influence the direction of Dtravel and benefit financially from the growth of the network.
Dtravel offers 50% lower fees than competitors overall and 0% fees for hosts, reinvesting revenue back into the network. With no C-suite titles and shareholders whose incentives are misaligned with users, it’s about as egalitarian as can be.
Dtravel is built as a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) which is like an online co-operative. Holders of Dtravel tokens (TRVL) are governing members of the platform as part of the community.
That said, Dtravel needs a core team to kick it off before a process of progressive decentralization; a DAO needs a genesis team. Below are the founding contributors.
Genesys Partners is made up of blockchain veterans and former executives from Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia, Travala.com, and Yearn Finance. Contributors include Booking.com cofounder Sicco Behrens and decentralized finance (DeFi) architect Andre Cronje . This team is projected to grow to 100 people within a year.
Business Development and Partnerships
- Nigel Da Costa — Business Development Lead
- Bryan Lip — Strategic Partnerships Lead
- Sicco Behrens — Advisor
Strategy and Operations
- Cynthia Huang — Growth Lead
- Caleb Yeoh — Corporate Development Advisor
- Juan Otero — Strategic Advisor
- Damian Bielinski — Compliance and Public Relations Advisor
- Cecile Tran — People Lead