Currently, most travel bookings are made through online travel aggregators such as Expedia or Priceline, which use technology that is decades old. These platforms charge large fees to sell hotels and flights to consumers, but may not always have up-to-date inventory listings, collect consumer data, and overall provide lower value to consumers.
Winding Tree is an open-source, non-profit travel distribution platform, that doesn’t charge fees to list available inventory for purchase. Because it is ethereum-based, inventory availability is easily verified and consumer data is kept private. Winding Tree has been popular with travel providers and agents, and their upcoming token sale in November 2017 provides the opportunity for the public to get involved.