Proposal “DashTripTourismSectorGetsDashasPayment“ (Closed)Back

Title:PLEASE VOTE DOWN DashTrip (Dash Central-Bug) New Proposal has been submitted Please Vote.
Owner:MarcoCanelon
One-time payment: 65 DASH (7135 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (1 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-08-17 / 2018-09-16 (added on 2018-08-17)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 660 Yes / 227 No / 16 Abstain

Proposal description

Hey Mnos,  

During the last cycle, there was a bug in Dash Central at an interface level. Anyone using
Dash Central and Dash Nexus was unable to see two proposals:
MedicinalGenomics_II and Dash-latam-expansion. Due to the stated, we thought Dash
Trip was going to get funded, but it did not. We believe this project has a tremendous potential, and because you MNos have already supported us. We would like to step forward and keep going with this project.
 
We are submitting a new proposal; here is the link.  Please vote down in this one and
vote YES in the new one

https://www.dashcentral.org/p/Dash-Trip-Venezuela

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I am Marco Canelon, I would like to present you my pre-proposal. Please let me know if you like it!

https://i.imgur.com/lbF13RX.jpg

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Important Link:

Proposal Document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VTR24nQbmu-w97UXy-1PKD4H4pU6l6_m/view?usp=sharing
Pre-Proposal Link: https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/dash-trip-introducing-dash-as-a-payment-method-in-the-tourism-sector-of-venezuela.37772/
Cripto Latin Fest Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ObjvCUVq9U

Main Objective:

The main focus of the proposal is to introduce Dash as a way of payment for the exotics destination in Venezuela. The first phase will be in Canaima National Park, and iconic destination in both Venezuela and the world.

Introducing Canaima:

Canaima National Park is a 30,000 km2 park in south-eastern Venezuela. It is located in Bolívar State, reaching the borders with Brazil and Guyana. Canaima National Park was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as a natural reserve that has abrupt relief special and unique around the world, the tepuis. For this phase, we will visit the Western area of the Park, an area that can only be reach in small planes. Canaima is one of the most important destinations in Venezuela, as it has many beautiful Tepuis and waterfalls to visit, including the Angel Falls, the tallest waterfall in the planet. It is also culturrally important beacouse it is home for the Pemon, an indiginous group who have been working for decades in the Tourim sector. Canaima has a wide range of experiences that visitors can enjoy, from camping, to hight level lodges, it can please all taste and preffered travel experiences.



The Problem:

Nowadays, Venezuela has a valueless monetary family that brings as a consequence the use of international currency in every sector, but most specially the tourism sector in regards to exotic destionations, since and important part of the associated cost is related to transportation of people and goods, this means that every meal consummed has an intrinsec value in foreign currency (air transport fee). However, the use of foreigh currency carries many counterpart for the sector; such as: many tourism operators (lodges, hotels, rentals, freelance guides) does not have international bank accounts, and if they do, not only wires are not as inmidiate but they are also expensive. Fees can sometimes be higher than the value of the hired services. This is not only for operators, but also for employees and the Pemon community, who have seen the grtuity decrease in the past few years beacouse of the difficulties associated with the forms of payment.  The essiest way to exchange in goods or services became USD in cash, nonetheless, the use of international currency in cash represents an unsafe transaction for both parts: the tourist, who has to carry a significant amount of cash in one of the most dangerous country in the world. And for the tourism operator, because it is exposed to the same security risks, and it is difficult to warranty that the notes being received are authentic.

Validation:

Travelers:

To confirm our thoughts on the issue, we created Google Forms for people who consume tourism services. As you can see, more than 50% of the people have stopped hiring tourism services due to the payment method difficulties and 43,6% are willing to pay with cryptocurrencies.  Moreover, Venezuelans has been traveling around the country increasingly. 38 % of the people have traveled more than 3 times a year.

https://i.imgur.com/DbMc9re.png

Operators:

To understand the position of the tourism operator, we decided that we needed more details. That is why we contacted ROSA GARCIA, director of the biggest tourism operator in Canaima, “Canaima Tours"

https://i.imgur.com/c7QCEsI.png

This interview confirms our thoughts on the issue. Payment methods are a big problem, operators are willing to use crypto if they have some advisory and there is an important cash flow in tourism services at Canaima (According to the official data, Canaima is the 3er most popular tourist destination from Venezuela).

How is the tourism sector in Venezuela?

Due to the economic situation in Venezuela, people have started traveling around the country instead of going abroad. The reason is because traveling abroad has become unaffordable and difficult for Venezuelans. According to Mintur, an official government institution for tourism, in the last holidays of the country, Eastern, almost 12 million citizens traveled around the country. In the following chart you can see the lasts 5 years:

https://i.imgur.com/zl2ZRMX.png

What are we going to do?:

Objectives:

1- Meet, greet and provide advisory to main hotels and lodges, air transportation operators, indigenous crafts stores, souvenirs stores and convenience stores on the wetern area of Canaima National Park.

https://i.imgur.com/JhPAmiF.png

2- Explain to the general community what is DASH and why is the best way to accept payments. In order to create awareness and gain trust, we will offer free small conferences where we will teach about:
  • How to accept DASH as a payment method.
  • How to setup their DASH wallets.
  • How to buy and sell DASH with Bolivares and Dollars.
  • Tips and more
3- Open +300 wallets (for both businesses and general population)
4- Create a full Dash integrated Community
5- Open the tourist sector to the world
6- Subscribe all the tourism operators who will accept Dash in DiscoverDash.com
7- Promote other iniciatives (DashHelp, DiscoverDash.com, etc.)

Visit Plan:

  1. Initial presentation: greeting the owners and staff, and make a tour on the premises.
  2. Management private meeting: in this meeting we present Dash to the management at the hotels, this includes owners (most of them live in the area) and high-level managers. Here we will accompany them on decisions about how to value their services in Dash, the opening of wallets, and instructions on how to use them.
  3. Meeting with staff: casual and friendly meeting with all the staff to explain in a very personalized manner how they can use Dash to charge for special services and to receive tips. In this gathering we also open the wallets for each staff member.
  4. Conference in the Pemon community: to be made on the community event house, this open conference is for everyone in the community interested in knowing more about Dash and how to use it. This is specially directed to freelance guides and other services providers that are located within the community.
  5. Brunch with Air Transportation Operators: a simple, yet pleasant brunch with several air transportation operators to get them on board with the use of Dash.
Go to the following link to see the calendar of activities for the first phase of Dash Trip:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dym0WE_MhNE04AboBSm_yFzzpypfrLWa/view

We will be working an entire week at Canaima.

We have already make two contacts with the following tourist operator:

https://i.imgur.com/TkG0C22.png



Alliances:

We have made alliance with Dash Help, Dash Merchant, Dash Text and Dash Youth We made closes relationships in order to work together and achieve the main goal, "Massive Adoption of Dash in Venezuela". First, we will promote Dash Help in all destinations we plan to go in order to guarantee that people will be able to ask any question they have just after we leave the community. Dash Merchant, we spoke with Lorenzo Rey, and he accepted to be the speaker for all the conference that we plan to do. Dash text will also be an important ally since in Venezuela yet many people do not have smartphones. Dash Youth will support us with educational material for the young people of the towns.

https://i.imgur.com/HK85We8.pnghttps://i.imgur.com/sKxYEO7.png

https://i.imgur.com/01UsYYf.png

Future Phases:
We will promote massive adoption of Dash in all the exotic destinations of Venezuela. This include:
  • Choroni
  • Margarita
  • Los Roques
  • Barinas
  • Amazonas
  • And more...

Budget:
https://i.imgur.com/OFGuPZs.png

Behind the Proposal:

https://i.imgur.com/zl79TiA.png

Marco Canelon: Project Manager. 24 years old. He is Mechanical Engineering from Simon Bolivar University. He currently works as a national manager of 282 Engineering, a company that sells spare parts to the Venezuela industry park. He has experienced organizing trip and adventure to exotic destinations in Venezuela. Crypto mining (Dash), Crypto Invest (Ig. marcocanelon, DASH Forum/Discord: marcocanelon)

Maria Rosa Rodriguez: Logistic Manager, 24 years old. She is business administrator and accountant from the Universidad Católica Andres Bello, Guayana. She is also an airplane pilot and is currently doing a masters degree on finance at IESA, she has always work with tourims, taking on different strategic roles on both air transportation companies and hotels.

Gianpaolo Comparetto: Advisor. 25 years old, mechanical engineer from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela. He is in charge of the management of Dash in Cripto Latin Fest (Bogota, Colombia). Experience on project management, Quality Assistant Engineer, Crypto investments, mining. (Ig: G.comparetto. DASH Forum/Discord: G.Comparetto).

Contact information:
marcocanelon@gmail.com

Thank you very much for reading our proposal!!!



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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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0 points,2 months ago
Hey Mnos,

During the last cycle, there was a bug in Dash Central at an interface level. Anyone using
Dash Central and Dash Nexus was unable to see two proposals:
MedicinalGenomics_II and Dash-latam-expansion. Due to the stated, we thought Dash
Trip was going to get funded, but it did not. We believe this project has a tremendous potential, and because you MNos have already supported us. We would like to step forward and keep going with this project.

We are submitting a new proposal. Please vote down in this one.
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3 points,2 months ago
Dear MNO's this proposal can be funded, the system is designed to bypass the proposals that can't fit within the available budget. Said that, right now according to www.dashvotetracker.com the proposals that are more close to go green are:
- Dash Nexus (200 Dash)
- Kuvacash (250 Dash)
- Dash Trip (65 Dash)

Unfortunately, there are only 108 Dash available in the treasury, and neither Dash Nexus nor Kuvacash can be funded, but Dash Trip can.

In this way we could use those funds to fund another great proposal that will work alligned with all other Venezuelan projects (Dash Help, Dash Merchant and Dash Text).

I hope you keep voting. Thanks a lot.

Best,
AlejandroE
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1 point,2 months ago
Hey Alejandro,

As you said, there is still space in budget, 108 Dash, and we are asking for only 65 Dash. I am sure this project will benefit our community a lot. We are going to develop destination for vacation ALL PAID IN Dash. Mnos you would be able to come to Venezuela for vacation and paid with Dash all your trip.

Please Mnos Keep voting.

Best Regards
Marco Canelon
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0 points,2 months ago
Go Go Go, I hope this will become funded. Another bigger project to land Venezuela
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0 points,2 months ago
Hey Ultimatecrypto, we appreciate your comment. Congratulation for your proposal, we hope to get green to.
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0 points,2 months ago
Not much time left but hope you get those additional 50 votes.
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0 points,2 months ago
Thank you for the support, we are almoust there!!!!
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2 points,2 months ago
Hi MNO's, I've met Marco and Gianpaolo in Colombia and Venezuela and manage to assist in this proposal idea from the beginning , please support this project as so far there is Money left in this budget cycle - Also see here an interview with Gianpaolo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKH-hFT0Wq0 - Thank You.
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0 points,2 months ago
Hey Rodrigo,

Thanks for your comment and support. We only need 101 YES votes more to be funded.

Let make it real
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1 point,2 months ago
Hello rambrissi, thaks for all your suppor in Colombia and helping us with the recording and editing of the videos, we really apreciate. Like you say, there is still money to execute this project and bring Dash to the tourism sector.
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1 point,2 months ago
It's a pity that not enough votes were gathered... Will support next month ;)
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1 point,2 months ago
Thank you for the support, likewise we believe that with a little effort it can be achieved since there is room in the budget, but maybe not all the masternodes have realized.
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1 point,2 months ago
Unless 184 'Yes' votes will land your way today :)
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1 point,2 months ago
That's right, now we just need 178 'YES'. Let's make it happen!
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0 points,2 months ago
Congrats! :)
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1 point,2 months ago
TIGHT month. thanks for the proposal. better luck next time.
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1 point,2 months ago
vote of YES nonetheless
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2 points,2 months ago
Hello Criticalinput, thank you for your support.

The budget still have 144 Dash available and with the support of all masternodes we can make it. Thanks again!
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3 points,2 months ago
This project is one of the best ways to get Dash into peoples hands, getting tourists to come here and spend Dash is an absolute great idea and I know Marco will do a great job getting this project to fruition.
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0 points,2 months ago
Hey Lorenzo,

Thank you for your support and your comment.

Best Regards
Marco Canelon
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0 points,2 months ago
Yet another great piece of the Venezuelan puzzle coming together.

Venezuela for the win!
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0 points,2 months ago
Hey bchamz,

Thanks for your support!

You are right, we will be an important piece for the Dash ecosystem of Venezuela. We will bring Dash to the economy from tourist that are based in others countries.

Best Regards
Marco Canelon
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1 point,2 months ago
We need a bigger budget :(
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0 points,2 months ago
Hey Acedian,

I think we can make it happen. Low Budget and high impact to the community.

Best Regard
Marco Canelon
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2 points,3 months ago
I want to confirm the alliance that this project has with our team and our projects. In summary we will be doing this:

- Dash Help: Dash Trip will promote our support center to these communities so they can access to assistance if they need it.
- Dash Merchant: With the experience we have gained, we will help Dash Trip to teach hotels, lodges and local merchants in the communities how to accept Dash as a payment method.
- Dash Text: this will be the most interesting collaboration. Since in some of these touristic places have poor signal, Dash Text will be key in order to Dash could be used, we will promote the Dash Text services in all these communities.

I know Marco personally since a lot time ago, he is professional and he knows what he is doing. Dash Trip will open the gates for foreign investment, Dash will flow into the Venezuelan economy, and the best of all is that MNO's and the rest of the Dash community will be able to visit Venezuela, spend Dash and have a blast in the most stunning / paradisiac places in the world! (more details of vacation packages soon)

Best of luck and you count with our fully support.

Alejandro
Dash Help, Dash Merchant & Dash Text.
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0 points,2 months ago
Hey Alejandro,

Thanks for confirming our alliance. This team, Dash Help, Dash Mercnaht, Dash texts and Dash Trip will definitely close a loop ; since we have the support center (DashHelp), the knowledged and experience (Dash Merchnats), in case of poor signal (Dash text) and to bring more money (Dash) into dash economy is Dash Trip.

The tourism sector is huge and definitely will intoduce Dash to the Dash ecosystem of Venezuela.

Thank you for the support Alejandro.

Best Regards
Marco Canelon
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1 point,3 months ago
Yes
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0 points,3 months ago
Hey Mastermined,

Thank you for your YES vote.

Best Regards
Marco Canelon
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2 points,3 months ago
Easy yes! My wife and I are looking to take a vacation in Venezuela in the last half of October and would definitely consider staying at the Waku lodge. If this proposal passes, when do you expect to start your trip?
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1 point,3 months ago
Hey nerdmoney,

Thank you for your YES vote and support.

I think we will start the trip the first half of September; if the proposal passes. We will be pleased to welcome you here in Venezuela. And offcourse, a place to visit would be Waku lodge in Canaima which will be aceppting Dash. In my opinion, Waku lodge is definitely the best place to stay in Canaima.

Best Regards
Marco Canelon
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1 point,3 months ago
Excellent proposal! I look forward to the further expansion and awareness of Dash not only within Venezuela but in neighboring countries and beyond as well. This project could help not only Dash, but also to help re-jumpstart tourism in the country. The current economic crisis wont last forever (though it may be longer than people would like). Projects like this (if executed correctly) are a win win for everyone. Let's make this happen!
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1 point,3 months ago
Hey Kalon,

Thanks for your support. You are right we want to create a symbiosis between Venezuelans and international tourist. That why we first select Canaima where is located the highest waterfall in the world, The Angels Falls.

Thanks again
Marco Canelon
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1 point,3 months ago
This proposal not only benefits businesses in Venezuela but it will also bring in large volumes of DASH into the country from tourists who are based outside of the country. I like the fact that it is focused on one specific niche area. This makes it easier to learn all aspects of that niche and therefore tailor all the training and marketing messages specifically to meet the tourist industry needs. Since this project is based in Venezuela they will have the support and backing of Dash Help, Dash Text and Dash Merchants to give them a head start. This is one of the important factors when considering funding a proposal. We need to ask does it fit in with and compliment other proposals. The answer seems to be yes with this proposal and it can leverage the experience and resources from the other Venezuela teams creating even more value.

Venezuela is a spectacularly beautiful country that has a lot to offer in the way of tourism. Once Venezuela is back on its feet again it would make an excellent destination for all DASH holders to visit. We will have a place we can spend our DASH without restrictions!

Good luck guys!

Voting YES!
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1 point,3 months ago
Hey DeepBlue,

First of all, thank you very much for your vote and arguments. As you said we are only focus on one niche and definitely the results will be positive.

We have been in touch with Dash Help, Dash Merchant, Dash Text. We have made close relationship in order to work together and achieve the main goal, "Massive Adoption of Dash in Venezuela". First, we will promote Dash Help in all destination we plan to go in order to guarantee that people will be able to ask any question they have just after we leave the community. Dash Merchant, we spoke with Lorenzo Rey, and he accepted to be the speaker for all the conference that we plan to do. Dash text will also be an important ally since in Venezuela yet many people do not have smartphones.

Thanks again for your support and your YES!

Marco Canelon
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-1 point,3 months ago
DCG alone requested $935k in USD funding for this month ($600k+$210k+$125k). That is about our entire treasury budget at this price level. Currently Dash is trading in the $150s. We have no money. We are even seriously considering killing projects that we have invested substantial money in simply because we don't have the funds to support all of them. How can an expense like this possibly be justified given the circumstances?
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6 points,3 months ago
Firstly, your numbers are off by $227,000.

Sorry to say but that is a significant error. If you use incorrect numbers then it seems that we have "no money", that is simply not the case.

At the time of writing Dash is $158:
Core Team Legal (September) - 605 Dash ($158) = $95590
Core Team Compensation (September) – 2869 Dash ($158) = $453302
Core Team Taxes (Part 2 of 3: September) – 1013 Dash ($158) = $160054

4487X158 = $708946
4487/6176 = 72% (Core have committed to reduce this to 60% in the coming months)

Total available funds (6176X158) = $975808

Remaining funds ($975808-$708946) = $266862

Secondly, gauging the response from votes on various proposals so far, I think it's actually quite reasonable for this proposal to pass to this month. $10,000 out of $266,862 is quite a modest ask, don't you think?

Proposal owners should be made aware of the risks of submitting a proposal in this environment, but I don't think we should necessarily discourage them. They have a responsibility to assess the the state of the budget and evaluate their likelihood of passing. In fact I believe a greater number of proposals submitted helps us to allocate the funds most appropriately with a tight budget. As long as they are willing to front the 5 Dash for a competing proposal.
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3 points,3 months ago
Very nice break down Foxtrot

That being said I don't get why a great proposal such as this one
I have been wait for proposals like this, let's does rich juicy big spending tourists bring Dash into the country Venzualla for us !

This proposals should not have been in this cycle, the next one yes.
I don't get why proposal owners especially does from developing country's are willing to risk 5 dash on this.
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0 points,3 months ago
Hey A node to a Master,

Thank you for checking and commenting our proposal. We believe this was a great opportunity for us to start the project.

I hope you support us in this cycle.

Best Regards
Marco Canelon
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0 points,3 months ago
Hey Foxtrot,

Thanks for the explanatory!!

We see the same space in the budget. Thank you very much for your support and as you said, we should be aware about tanking the risk of submitting a proposal.

Best Regard
Marco Canelon
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0 points,3 months ago
The $600k+$210k+$125k numbers come directly from CDG's proposals. if the amount of Dash that have requested comes to a lot less then that because of depreciation, it likely means that they will need to ask for much more in the future to compensate. I'm certain there are areas they can cut back, but this is just one group. Just about ALL projects are underfunded due to depreciation. For example Dash Nexus can't even wait until next month. They are submitting a supplemental proposal this month. The situation may be more dire than is readily apparent.
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0 points,3 months ago
Hello billyjoeallen,

Thank you for checking and commenting our proposal. We know that the treasury is not in its best moment. However, we believe there might be space for this project; since the sector has an incredible potential. According to the last report (2017) World Travel & Tourism Council “Travel & Tourism generated US$ 7.6 trillion”; this is a huge market that Dash might not be exploiting yet they way it could. On the other hand, in Venezuela (1 th Stage of the project) the national tourism is growing fast and with this project we will open Venezuela touristic destination to the world. An interesting fact is that Venezuela is the sixth country around the world that buys flight tickets with crypto. This shows that we already have people in Venezuela traveling with crypto. Let give them a full-integrated DASH touristic destinations. We will include air transportation operators, agencies, wholesalers, hotels, renting and more. The Tourism Sector of Venezuela will GENERALLY accept Dash.

Please let us know if you have others questions.

Best regards
Marco Canelon
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1 point,3 months ago
The larger investment community tends to shun places in the world such as Venezuela and Central Africa with a relative legal and cultural lack of respect for property rights. The degree to which Dash embraces these regions to some degree effects how well the market supports or shuns Dash. Venezuela has rampant theft and violence both by the government and civilians. Caracas is by some measures the murder capital of the world. No doubt there is great beauty in VZ, and it's a shame more tourists can't see it without fear, but this seem more of an opportunity for VZ to extract additional money from Dash than for us to build a profitable partnership.
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1 point,3 months ago
Hey billyjoeallen,

thanks for your reply. I would say that it is an initial project that would start in Venezuela and we hope to expand it in LATAM. About Caracas, you are right but using Dash you decrease the probability to be stolen since you are not carrying cash. On the other hand, in Canaima Community there is a payment method problem since the Bolivar is not valuable and the most common way of payment is US$ in cash. This brings many problems to people and we believe that Dash could solve this inconvenience for Venezuelan citizens

Best Regards
Marco Canelon
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0 points,3 months ago
Please try to see this from my perspective. We have other projects. You are asking us to take money away from other people to invest in tourism in a war zone. Venezuela has real needs. That is obvious to me. That is an argument for charity and not investment. We don't have the resources to be as charitable as we want and if our investors don't like how we spend our money, we will have even less.
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1 point,3 months ago
I understand your perspective. However, I would like to show you all the statistics we found in Canaima: When we called Maria Rodriguez, one of the biggest operators in the community of Canaima, she confirmed us that the occupation rate for the whole year was already booked and even more one group of people asked her if she accepts BTC. She answered "NO because I do not know how to use it but I would be willing to learn".

We are not asking for charity, but YES for an investment. Investment is the only way to run out of a crisis and Venezuela has the potencial to exploit it. Another common fact is that Medellin tourist's agencies are offering Full-day trips to Margarita (one of the destinations we plan to visit in the future phases). In this example, Colombians are forced to these all-included plans otherwise they won't be able to pay their choices during they their stayed.

All crisis are an opportunity, and I know that is what Dash is looking for. Venezuela has an incredible potencial and we believe this could be one of the solutions.

Best Regards
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