Popular crypto travel booking site Travala has partnered with online hotel booking agency Booking.com.
According to Travala’s official blog post, the partnership will enable its users to pay for accommodation on Booking.com with crypto. This collaboration brings together over 2 million of global accommodation options (available on Travala) and 28 million listings from Booking.com. We are talking about 90,000 destinations and 230 countries. It’s noteworthy that the Alexa website ranked Travala as #169,015 while Booking.com was #70 in terms of global internet traffic.
Speaking on the partnership, CEO of Travala, Matt Luczynski, said, “This partnership allows our users to access Booking.com’s accommodation listings, as well as the listings from several other leading travel suppliers, which is[…] another huge step towards mass cryptocurrency adoption.”
This partnership allows our users to access https://t.co/1e1LSHKc2i’s accommodation listings, as well as the listings from several other leading travel suppliers…..
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— Matt Luczynski (@Mattlucz) November 25, 2019
Travala will accept more than 20 different cryptocurrencies. The service boasts of providing “Best Price Guarantee“, alongside premier discounts and loyalty dividends. All this it provides via its native utility token AVA. This summer, Travala became the official partner of the Dash Core Group. It is offering a 5% discount on all travel purchases made with Dash.
Advantages of traveling with cryptocurrency
Traveling with crypto is gradually becoming more preferable than with fiat for a variety of reasons. For instance, crypto, unlike fiat, enjoys worldwide acceptance. Users don’t need to deal with currency exchange agencies. Traveling with crypto also drastically reduces the possibility of losing cash.
For areas without crypto merchants, there are currently over 860 crypto ATMs worldwide. Brisbane International Airport made headlines when it mandated every merchant to accept crypto last summer. Even more recently, Bitstop installed a bitcoin ATM at the Miami International Airport.