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In a world where the value of time-sensitive assets like hotel stays, flight tickets, and event passes diminishes with each passing moment, Buk Trips emerges as a game-changer. Leveraging the Polygon blockchain, Buk Trips introduces a revolutionary concept: tokenizing hotel room bookings to make them tradable and resalable. This case study explores how Buk Trips, accelerated by Foundership's, is transforming the hospitality industry.

Problem Statement

For Travelers: The dilemma of non-refundable bookings is a familiar sting—plans change, but the sunk cost of a hotel stay remains. With a significant portion of bookings canceled, the need for a more flexible system is evident.

For Hotel Owners: Hotels grapple with the unpredictability of cancellations, which undermine the stability of non-refundable revenue streams. The industry is crying out for a solution that offers revenue assurance without sacrificing customer satisfaction.

Solution Overview

How Buk Trips works:

For Travelers:
BukTrips.com empowers travelers to resell their bookings, potentially recouping or even profiting from changed plans. This marketplace introduces unprecedented flexibility into travel planning.

For Hotels: Buk's model incentivizes the sale of non-refundable rooms by creating a secondary market for bookings, aiding in optimal pricing, and offering hotels a slice of the resale pie.

Polygon: The Backbone of Buk's Innovation

Why Polygon ( From founder)? Buk's partnership with Polygon is a strategic alliance that brings together low transaction costs, high throughput, and enterprise-friendly solutions, all crucial for the seamless trading of hotel bookings.

  1. Low Transaction Costs: Essential for a model where bookings may change hands multiple times.
  2. High Throughput: Ensures quick, efficient tokenization and trading of room bookings.
  3. Enterprise Solutions: Polygon's network caters to businesses with tools like Polygon ID and SuperNets, aligning with Buk's professional-grade requirements.
  4. IPFS Integration: Guarantees secure, permanent storage for NFTs, bolstering the integrity of Buk's offerings.
  5. Innovation Support: Features like Polygon EDGE and zkEVM provide Buk with the infrastructure to innovate without limits.

​Future-Proofing with Polygon: Buk's commitment to Polygon ensures scalability and sustainability, keeping the platform at the forefront of blockchain innovation.

The Technology Behind Buk

Buk Protocol: A pioneering ARI and pricing tokenization framework that stands as the hospitality industry's single source of truth.

Buk Ecosystem: A suite of products including an NFT-based booking engine, auctions, and a marketplace, fostering an open environment for travel fintech innovation.

Real-World Impact

For Travelers: Resale options bring newfound flexibility, transforming the booking experience.

For Hotels: Tokenization offers hotels control over pricing and distribution, reducing costs and boosting revenue.

For the Industry: Buk democratizes the trading of hotel bookings, creating a new business model that benefits all stakeholders, including a royalty system for hotels on each trade.

Foundership 0xCamp S5

0xCampis a renowned acceleration program by Foundership for early-stage Web3 projects & startups worldwide. The aim of 0xCamp is to back founders who wish to build a sustainable business from a mere project.

Foundership partners with Polygon to help projects/startups in 0xCamp with:

  • Education and awareness of Polygon
  • Sharing Developer Resources
  • Access to Polygon infrastructure
  • Access to Polygon core teams
  • Masterclasses & Playbooks
  • Polygon's unparalleled network
  • Grants

And more. If you want to learn more about 0xCamp and apply, click here

It’s a must-check for early-stage founders.


Buk Trips, with the support of Foundership and the technological prowess of Polygon, is pioneering a new era in the travel industry. This case study has shown how Buk's innovative approach to tokenization is creating a more flexible, profitable, and decentralized travel experience, paving the way for a transformative shift in the hospitality sector.