Detailed Feedback after a (Lock)-Trip to Vienna (Austria)| Saved 10%
Today, we want to talk about a blog article, which was written by one of our community members. In the article, he talks about the first hand experience regarding his first (Lock)-trip to Vienna (Austria).
You can read the full article here.
The article starts with the following introduction:
I believe that cryptocurrencies will go mainstream when the common man wants to use it because it makes life easier, cheaper and/or better. LockTrip is a project that does so when it comes to finding cheap accommodation online. And for that reason, I just gave it a try!
This shows the necessity to build a bridge between the blockchain technology and the end customer, while many other projects neglect the customer part and only focus on the technology.
He then describes his experience:
My first experience with LockTrip:
I have written about LockTrip earlier, but it was just recently that I actually got to try it myself. I have got to say first, that LockTrip is still running in an alpha version, meaning that things do not work perfectly, and things are yet not as easy as they will soon be.
That is the reason, why we did not start marketing to the masses yet. Features, like the one described by him below, need to be implemented first:
First of all, LockTrip will soon implement online payment methods to their platform. As a result, anyone can pay with their VISA-card for the booking they are interested in. Behind the stage, the platform will then buy LOC tokens at market price which will be used to pay for the room, but the user will not notice what’s going on.
We recently shared a sneak peek of this feature here. This is a big step towards mass adoption and ease of usability. We hope to bring this feature live within 2 weeks.
Another step to lower barriers, was the integration of the Bancor protocol a few weeks ago. We got great response from our community so far, along with frequent usage:
When I did my booking, I had to buy LOC tokens on an exchange (I used Bancor), and then I transferred those to my LockTrip account. I could then use those to perform the booking myself.
Unfortunately, I got into some trouble with my booking (somehow my dates got mixed up), but luckily I got quick help from the LockTrip crew on Telegram, and quite quickly the reservation was fixed and I was ready to travel!
Please feel assured that LockTrip provides 24/7 support. We are aware that some might hesitate to spend funds on an alpha version, however we were able to resolve 100% of the issues so far, and the marketplace is now nearing the beta version. So, why not give it a try?
Was there any price difference using LockTrip?
He also included some numbers regarding the cost savings:
If I had booked the same room using Booking.com, the price would have been 302 USD. Using LockTrip, the price of my room in Vienna was approximately 270 USD. That is a bit more than 10% difference. It might not be a lot, but it is more than enough for me to use LockTrip in the future instead of Booking.com or some other booking site.
As the booking was confirmed I received a voucher in my email. I showed this upon arrival at the hotel, and everything was in order.
While our savings average at around 20%, even 10% are significant in such a price sensitive market.
He concludes his post with a short summary:
I have just returned from Vienna, and I had a great time. I have used LockTrip for the first time in my life, but for sure not for the last time. This is a cryptocurrency project that has a future and has a grand potential. It might be that most cryptocurrencies will die (and it would probably be good if they did), but LockTrip certainly deserves to have a place among the most interesting cryptocurrencies on the market.
Thank you for your trust in LockTrip, and also for providing such detailed feedback! We hope to save you even more money in the future :)
LockTrip is the first marketplace with 0% commission where you can save on average 20% on your hotel and rental bookings compared to anywhere else. Learn how to buy LOC tokens to enable access to our marketplace and its lower prices here!