Travala.com Adds Support to Expedia for Crypto Bookings
Travala.com, a crypto accommodation booking platform announced that it is adding support for Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS), a global B2B partnership brand within Expedia Group.
Travala users can now pay for Expedia through 30 listed cryptocurrencies which include Bitcoin, Ethereum, Binance Coin, and AVA, Travala’s native crypto. EPS allows the rapid application programming interface (API) to be accessed by Travala, which allows the foundation to offer its accommodations to the users. There are over 700,000 Expedia accommodations now available through Travala, which already has more than 2 million hotels in 230 countries.
Expedia powers the business of leading airlines, travel agencies, top consumer brands, and thousands of other partners. It generally aims to support partners like Travala to scale their business faster than ever before in order to build fantastic experiences for its travelers.
Expedia Senior Vice President Alfonso Paredes said,
“We are passionate about innovation and recognize that booking & payment choice continues to evolve in a fast-changing world.”
Juan Otero is a CEO of Travala explained that the partnership with Expedia comes as a rebound for his travel business from its COVID19 lows. The month-over-month booking revenue of Travala increased, and 13% of bookings were paid through Travala’s AVA token, a crypto equivalent of loyalty points, and airline miles.
Travala also has similar deals with Booking.com, and has added over 90,000 destinations to its platforms. After this partnership, the revenue increase was 33%. It also partnered with TravelByBit, a crypto flight booking service platform. This partnership scaled up the platform to give the best service to travelers wishing for spending the crypto assets.