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Chain4Travel unveils the Camino Messenger at ITB in Berlin

Ralf Usbeck
Chain4Travel's CEO, Ralf-Usbeck.

The new Messenger promotes the rapid expansion of offerings and distribution networks, for example, into new markets through simple collaboration with already connected partners.

ZUG (CH) – At the ITB in Berlin, Chain4Travel presents the decentralized Camino Messenger, which, following the “Connect to one – connect to all” principle, has the potential to revolutionize data and offer exchange across the entire travel industry.

Service providers and distribution partners can connect globally with just one API integration. The Camino Messenger is designed to enable uniform and efficient communication, replacing the previously multiple costly direct connections. This leads to a significant cost reduction since the connection and maintenance of a multitude of APIs are no longer necessary. At the same time, the new Messenger promotes the rapid expansion of offerings and distribution networks, for example, into new markets through simple collaboration with already connected partners.

Once verified as a partner, any tourism-relevant data can be transferred into a uniform format, the Messenger Protocol. This global standard was developed in collaboration with Camino Network’s independent validators for the uniform definition of travel services within all verticals. The nature of this format, with reduced data traffic where neither field name designations nor static data such as descriptions (in various languages) are transmitted, ensures a further drastic reduction in traffic costs by up to 20 percent. The corresponding offers, information, and even microservices can then be exchanged with all participants within a single ecosystem, the Camino Network, ranging from activities, hotel or flight services, information on entry requirements, and weather data. Bots connected to the wallets of partners in the network enable encrypted search queries to be sent in the uniform Messenger Protocol and offers to be received in real-time, with the option of contextual transaction payment, eliminating the need for reconciliation afterward.

“For the connection of a single provider, for example, a bed bank, several weeks to months are typically calculated. It is precisely this process that the new Messenger can replace,” explains Chain4Travel CEO Ralf Usbeck.

Another significant advantage of Camino Messenger is its future ability to monetize data traffic. Providers can then set fees for micro-level inquiries, representing a new revenue source and simultaneously incentivizing quality data provision.

 The Messenger is being introduced at ITB in Berlin as an alpha version. Interested companies can already join and test the open-source Messenger.

 Over 40 use cases already on the Camino Network

In addition, numerous applications, about 40 of which are already under development at various stages in the Camino Network, can be viewed live or in test operation. These include Sleap.io, the first Web3 travel portal, which uses AI and blockchain to personalize travel offers and many more.

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