On Oct. 25, at the seventh Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Quantum Temple announced the launch of the QT Passport – a novel initiative aimed at revolutionizing travel and tourism through a sustainable and regenerative lens.
Fast forward to today, (Oct. 30), Quantum officially launched the Quantum Temple Passport in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia, Wonderful Indonesia, Sui Blockchain, and UNWTO. There’s evident interest in this venture, as seen by the global community’s quick response in claiming over 900 of the first 1000 offerings in just a few hours.
“Quantum Temple invites travelers that want to meaningfully connect with local communities who are protecting their lands, people, and cultures,” Linda Adami, CEO of Quantum Temple, told nft now.
Introducing the QT Passport, the regenerative traveler’s roadmap. Forge cross-cultural connections that transcend time and get rewarded for it. 🗺️💫
Claim your QT Passport at https://t.co/6nxkycmVvj
Join us and our partners Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia… pic.twitter.com/muJCdxtAdZ
— Q U A N T U M T E M P L E (@quantum_temple) October 30, 2023
QT Passport and its Impact
Quantum Temple, a visionary digital platform from Bali launched in 2021, aims to honor and immortalize the intricate tapestry of global cultural heritage. By weaving modern technology with traditional knowledge, they’re ushering in a renaissance of cultural appreciation and sustainability through the power of web3.
Regenerative travel addresses the need to replenish and rejuvenate the places we visit, leaving them better than we found them. This concept is gaining traction, especially in the wake of figures released by the UNWTO that state only 5% of every $100 spent by tourists stays within the economy of developing countries. This phenomenon, termed “tourism leakage,” has long-standing repercussions for local communities.
QT Passport aims to counteract this by using blockchain technology, provided by Mysten Labs, to offer transparency in the travel sector. The blockchain-powered platform will offer insights into the tangible impact of tourism-related spending on heritage site restoration, cultural practice transmission, community-based tourism projects, and youth empowerment initiatives.
“We are committed to driving economic and social development for local stakeholders within the tourism and creative economy sector through investment in education, infrastructure, and technology,” says Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia. “Quantum Temple’s initiative represents a groundbreaking approach to sustainable and regenerative tourism, offering a unique blend of technological innovation and community involvement.”
Features and Benefits
For travelers, the QT Passport is not just a tool to track and mitigate their footprint but also a platform to actively engage in sustainable and cultural practices. Adami emphasized this goal, “We aim to collectively redefine travel and create a legacy that leaves places better than we found them.”
“We are committed to driving economic and social development for local stakeholders within the tourism and creative economy sector through investment in education, infrastructure, and technology.”– SANDIAGA UNO, MINISTER OF TOURISM AND CREATIVE ECONOMY OF INDONESIA
By using the QT Passport, travelers can:
- Track their regenerative impact via a personalized dashboard.
- Access exclusive content related to travel and culture.
- Earn rewards for engaging with cultural experiences and acquiring digital or physical artifacts.
- Join a global community of regenerative travelers, participating in both online and offline events.
Complementing the QT Passport’s unveiling was the announcement of the Impact Fund. With an objective to mobilize $100M by 2030, this fund is intended to drive global cultural, environmental, and tourism regeneration. QT Passport holders can actively contribute to this fund, ensuring that their monetary contributions have a direct, positive impact on community-led projects that align with their values.
Indonesia, a country with a rich tapestry of culture and natural beauty, will be one of the primary beneficiaries. The country’s dedicated Impact Fund will focus on key areas like community-based tourism, cultural revitalization, and infrastructure development.
A Celebration with the Travel Quest
In celebration of the QT Passport and Impact Fund’s launch, Quantum Temple is hosting the Travel Quest. Running until December 1, 2023, this contest encourages QT Passport holders to team up for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Bali. Coinciding with significant Balinese celebrations in Spring 2024, this trip promises an immersive experience curated by experts in cultural anthropology, history, and conservation.
“We aim to collectively redefine travel and create a legacy that leaves places better than we found them.”– LINDA ADAMI, CEO OF QUANTUM TEMPLE
Since its founding in 2021, Qunatum Temple has made notable strides. Their 2023 highlights include launching distinct NFT collections, cultural conservation efforts in Bali, and now introducing the QT Passport for Impact Travelers.
Looking ahead to the end of the year, their agenda features events like the QT Annual Retreat, forays into the metaverse, and unveiling their 2024 blueprint. At its core, Quantum Temple seeks not only to blend time-honored traditions with modern digital innovations but also to channel a fresh narrative around travel, emphasizing the importance of regenerative travel for a more sustainable and impactful experience.
Users are able to claim a free QT Passport directly from the website.