Next Earth partners with Iomob and Vueling Airlines to expand its Metaverse with first-ever transportation layer

The new partnership connects Metaverse with real-world travel and logistics while increasing sustainability.

Steps for easier and more sustainable way of travelling

Get ready for the future of transportation, because sustainability-focused  Next Earth, the metaverse that has become a unicorn in less than 9 months and which now has over 45,000 virtual landowners, today announced a new partnership with Iomob, the pioneering blockchain company developing a decentralized protocol for the world’s first Mobility Marketplace Network and token. The new partnership will be carried out by Limitless, the Metaverse integrator and go-to full stack solution for established brands and startups, and will pair Iomob and Next Earth seamlessly.

The strategic alliance will be complete with the socially responsible Vueling Airlines. Together, they will collaborate on the development of tools and services that will allow “Next Earthians” to visualize and plan real-earth journeys. From now on, users will be able to take even more control of their own travel, such as tracking carbon emissions and booking “carbon positive” transport, through the Metaverse and Iomob companion app.

Gábor Retfalvi, CEO of Next Earth, explains the partnership as:

“Next Earth and Iomob are quite simply a perfect match and use case. Within Next Earth, the development of methods to visualize and experience sustainable journeys is fundamentally aligned with the natural evolution that is the foundation of our environment. This is a great new level for our company’s platform and evolution.”

Pursuing and delivering innovative solutions

The partnership between Next Earth, Iomob and Vueling Airlines brings together several unique entities that have the potential to make a significant positive impact on environmental challenges. All three members of the partnership believe in the power of innovative solutions, as proven by their continuous development:

  • Next Earth is becoming the center of the Metaversal Industrial Revolution by recreating the Earth in a unique 1:1 ratio and by taking continuous steps to realize their mission of creating the first decentralized virtual world.
  • Vueling Airlines is the first airline that allows bookings via Metaverse, adding the ability to book real flights in Next Earth and then access them via QR codes in an accompanying mobile app.
  • Iomob is a ‘real world’ transport company that helps users plan their A to B journeys while enabling the scheduling of a number of services such as taxis, scooters, public transport, parking and more. Iomob recently announced investments from True Global Ventures, A100x and Creas. Together with Vueling Airlines, this new venture will make intermodal mobility more accessible by tapping into thousands of parking spaces, 7,000 taxi fleets, micro-mobility in more than 270 cities, and over 480 public transit feeds.

A digital extension of  physical life

Boyd Cohen, CEO of Iomob said:

“The metaverse is a digital extension of physical life. We are working alongside Next Earth to create a transportation infrastructure that enables a more exciting, purposeful and immersive way to traverse the planet. We want to enable people to immerse themselves in potential journeys in the real world but in the Next Earth they can book and pay for those services in the Next Earth platform with our technology through this transportation layer. Airlines are actively strategizing about how to bring their presence into the Metaverse, so extending our relationship with Vueling Airlines to augment their Web3 bookings is a fantastic initiative for everyone.”

Jesus Monzo, Distribution Strategy and Alliances Manager of Vueling added:

“Visualizing real-world journeys and the carbon footprint for each leg, in addition to using a Metaverse interface to select and book the least environmentally harmful trip, has never been done before.”

About Next Earth:

Next Earth is the Earth’s original digital replica; a blockchain metaverse that enables the creation of communities derived from non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of real Earth properties. The Next Earth platform enables citizens to buy and sell lands on a virtual earth while creating value on the real one; a social experiment on how virtual spaces can be managed, governed, and used to back environmental projects. Find out more by downloading the White Paper: https://nextearth.io/NE-whitepaper.pdf

About Iomob:

Iomob Technologies OU Estonia, is the first company in the world to offer a global decentralized, interoperable mobility marketplace network. Iomob’s world-leading solution enables businesses and governments to quickly and easily launch their own Mobility-as-a-Service solutions by adding individual mobility modes to their existing digital channels. Iomob has won numerous industry awards and has commercial customers in Europe and the US, serving millions of travelers. Iomob also has global partners who increase the reach of the IOM Protocol to more than 40 million daily users.

About Vueling:

Vueling is a member of the International Airlines Group (IAG) and plays a key role in ensuring connectivity in Spain, Europe’s largest domestic market. As a result, it also plays a key role in the economic development of the country, making a vital contribution to the tourism industry. In 2021 the company operated more than 320 short and medium-haul routes in Europe, North Africa, and the Near East with its fleet of Airbus A319, A320, A320neo and A321 aircraft.

About Limitless:

Limitless is a metaverse integrator that provides businesses with access to the virtual world. The holding’s end-to-end service is designed for both startups looking to establish their presence in the metaverse and corporations searching for new ways of reaching their customers. The company offers a plug-and-play product suite that makes it easy for businesses to get started in the metaverse. In addition, Limitless provides branding and marketing services to help businesses establish themselves in this new frontier.

 

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