International travel booking platform Travala has added one million homes over 195 countries, to its database, with the release of a designated home bookings section called ‘Homes’. The booking platform’s newly added homes have uniqueness to them because they can be booked with crypto.
The homes and apartments on the platform’s suite can be booked with over 30 different cryptocurrencies among them being; Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Binance Coin (BNB), and Travala.com’s native coin AVA.
The platform’s blog area announced that the addition of the one million new homes bookable by crypto, “marks Travala.com’s entry into one of the fastest growing verticals of the travel industry.”
Shift from Traditional Hotel Booking to Domestic Bookings
In a first quarter earnings call, it was revealed that there seemed to be a shift from traditional hotel bookings, and a growing affinity for domestic bookings. Travala.com CEO Juan Otero referenced the growing trend;
“Demand for non-hotel accommodation is growing fast so the launch of Homes couldn’t come at a better time.”
The one million homes added to Travala.com’s booking suite, have raised the number of crypto bookable homes to 3 million according to Otero. The growth in the platform’s database came after serious partnerships had been sealed over the last year.
Travala’s Recent Partnerships
The platform had sealed a mega partnership deal with booking giants Agoda as well as an agreement with Expedia just last month. Travala has a partnership arrangement in place with Blockchain-based booking service TravelByBit which is backed by Binance. November 2019 also saw Travala enter into an agreement with global booking giants Booking.com.
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