Legends creates a new form of social currency by translating real-time data into a user’s unique “travel DNA”, allowing users to view their travel history, create recommendations, socialize and perform transactions on a single platform.
NEW YORK, June 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Legends, a new social network at the intersection of Web 2 and Web 3 that instantly translates a user’s travel data into NFTs, announces its launch. It comes at a time when the increasingly blurred boundaries between work, life and travel have made geographic independence the new norm. By harnessing the best of technology, community and social, Legends is the first platform to empower the traveler and turn their unique data into an NFT usable as a new form of social currency.
“The future of social is category-driven and creator-first. Traditional travel platforms are siled, built for providers, not travelers today,” says Stephanie Daniel, co-founder and CEO of Legends. “We are redefining travel for today’s consumers by combining the best of technology and community to make travel experiences tangible, shareable and monetizable. The time is right.”
How it works:
Unlike other travel technologies or social apps that address one or a few elements of the user’s journey, Legends is an end-to-end solution where users can view their travel history, create recommendations, socialize and transact on a single platform. Users can now unlock their journey of a lifetime and turn every photo taken into a nice 3D visualization of their unique travel DNA made up of their own experience of the globe – the places, languages, cultures, climates and cuisines encountered.
This Travel DNA provides the foundation for automated sharing so users can instantly save and share their favorite places with friends without having to manually upload lists or remember all the places they’ve previously visited. The unique travel DNA generated can be leveraged to discover smarter recommendations based on history and past travel behaviors and help connect with other travelers. Ultimately, you can book places suggested by people you trust and earn when friends book yours. All of this happens in an immersive and socially interactive map interface. This in-app created Travel DNA becomes a dynamic user-generated NFT that serves as users’ exclusive community membership and provides digital and physical access to special offers with Legends Partners.
“Everyone is trying to predict the future of travel, but we believe it’s the ones who can integrate the best of Web 2 and Web 3 while building a passionate, category-specific user base that will ultimately transform industry,” says Stuart GreifHead of Innovation and Strategy at Forbes Travel Guide.
Legends has received funding from several investors, including Travel companies, a fund that invests in the future of technology in travel. “We believe Stephanie and Shaina founded what could become the leading social+ travel agency,” said Carlos Garcia, CEO of Trip Ventures. “The intellectual property that powers Legends Travel’s DNA is a unique differentiator from other social travel companies.” Legends is in discussions for additional funding and strategic partnerships. The app is currently invite-only and available on iOS, join the waitlist by downloading it from the App Store here.
Legends is a social travel app that allows our community to view their travel history, create recommendations, socialize and transact on one platform. Designed by explorers for explorers, Legends helps users unlock their journey of a lifetime by creating their unique travel DNA comprised of their own experience of the world. Legends is the world’s first social platform that allows travelers to turn their data into a monetizable asset. At the intersection of vertical community and travel technology, Legends is reimagining travel as we move towards a Web 3 world.
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