Travala.com, a booking platform that allows its customers to pay for hotels with cryptocurrencies, has announced a strategic partnership with major online travel agency Booking.com. As a result, users can now pay for a much wider range of hotel bookings with cryptocurrencies on the platform.
According to an official announcement published on Nov. 25, Booking.com’s accommodation listings have already been integrated into Travala’s platform. This is for 90,000 destinations across 230 countries.
“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 a fantastic use case for our own AVA token and another huge step towards mass cryptocurrency adoption,” said Matt Luczynski, CEO of Travala, in a press release.
Simultaneously, Travala has also announced the listing of its token on non-custodial crypto exchange Binance DEX, where AVA can now be traded against Binance’s native coin BNB.
Travala’s announcement is the latest example of various travel and booking companies’ growing interest in the cryptocurrency space. As Decrypt reported earlier in November, travel company Webjet has rolled out an Ethereum-based hotel booking verification service Rezchain.
On the other hand, online travel company Bookings Holdings abandoned Facebook’s embattled Libra project on October 14. But then, so did nearly everyone else.