August 19, 2021
In Residence by Pieter Brundyn joins forces with DTravel
Global travel is ready for a revolution in the post-pandemic age. At the forefront of this project are In Residence by Pieter Brundyn, the leading luxury lifestyle and villa rental and management company, and Dtravel, a recently-launched decentralized cryptocurrency platform for the home-sharing economy. These two forward-looking industry leaders have now partnered together to reconstitute the luxury vacation into a more accessible, affordable, and integrated experience.
The new venture brings consumers a new way to book the most exclusive In Residence by Pieter Brundyn experiences while leveraging the lowest fees in the industry—a result of DTravel’s seamless deployment of blockchain technology to ease the payment and booking process by bypassing the usual fees associated with the latter. A selection of In Residence by Pieter Brundyn’s luxury homes will be available for booking starting this fall using Dtravel tokens, TRVL.
Introduced last month with the support of Binance-backed Travala.com, the world’s leading blockchain-based travel booking platform, DTravel is expected to launch property bookings this fall, having amassed over 200,000 properties in more than 2,000 cities since its launch. These hundreds of thousands of vacation rentals are powered by its native token (TRVL), which is held by all hosts. TRVL can be used for booking stays, qualifying for rewards and loyalty programs, participating in platform governance, and more.
Exclusively listed with In Residence by Pieter Brundyn, travelers using the Dtravel platform can now rent the iconic Iron Man House in Clifton, South Africa.
Buying TRVL tokens hence transforms the individual crypto-investor, voyager, or house-renter into a veritable co-owner of a broader travel ecosystem that merges the lowest prices, the highest-end experiences, and the most seamless, individualized control over the booking process. With the Decenrtralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), a digital cooperative allowing each individual to become a decision-maker and possess an equally vested interest in this integrated but decentralized virtual economy, hosts and guests can now truly interact within a space that maximises the ownership and preferences of both within the booking experience.
In Residence by Pieter Brundyn, meanwhile, will ensure that this democratized, cheaper, more integrated booking experience yields the most spectacular luxury experiences on offer in the travel industry. While the company’s discreet, highly personalized booking system and concierge service have already given its clients more control over the booking experience, the partnership with DTravel in the current global climate promises to take this approach to a new level. Pieter Brundyn, CEO at In Residence, has acknowledged the opportunity this initiative presents, stating: "With travel starting to rebound and a record level of interest in blockchain technologies like cryptocurrencies, DTravel gives eager hosts what has been missing to date: control and ownership over the booking experience".
About In Residence by Pieter Brundyn
In Residence by Pieter Brundyn offers an international portfolio of immaculate luxury properties in the world’s most desirable locales. Its guiding mission is to deliver the very best in contemporary architecture, culture, and food, with a memorable luxury stay as the foundation for experiences that reshape how travelers view and connect with the world. This is supported by 24-hour premier in-house concierge services that seamlessly intuitive support to guests through discreet interactions. In Residence by Pieter Brundyn is a leader in delivering authentic luxury experiences anchored by its tailormade approach to its clients’ wishes and needs.
Dtravel is the world's first home-sharing economy for the people, by the people. Booking fees are 50% lower than in other platforms and hosts enjoy 0% fees. Dtravel is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) governed by community stakeholders who hold TRVL tokens. Built on decentralized finance (DeFi) blockchain technology and powered by the TRVL token, Dtravel brings more transparency and lower fees to the home rental market.
“With travel starting to rebound and a record level of interest in blockchain technologies like cryptocurrencies, DTravel gives eager hosts what has been missing to date: control and ownership over the booking experience.” - Pieter Brundyn, CEO at In Residence by Pieter Brundyn