Struggling Blockchain travel startup Travala has teamed up with tourism behemoth Expedia and Travala now offer 700,000 Expedia Group hotels and accommodations on their website. Late in 2019, Travala also cut a deal with Dutch travel giant Booking.com.
EPS’ versatile API, Rapid, travellers can book trips using more than 30 forms of cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Binance Coin (BNB) and AVA, Travala.com’s native cryptocurrency.
Alfonso Paredes, Senior Vice President at Expedia Group, said:
“At EPS we are passionate about innovation and recognize that booking and payment choice continues to evolve in a fast-changing world.”
“Our aim is to support Travala.com to scale their business faster than ever before. Through our expansive travel supply, partner support and cutting-edge technology, we specialize in helping partners like Travala.com build fantastic experiences for their travellers.”
Juan Otero, Travala CEO and Co-founder stated:
“With cryptocurrency adoption on the rise, we want to ensure our users have payment choice and transparent pricing for every trip booked. EPS Rapid is the best API product in the travel industry and this partnership unlocks greater accommodation choice and availability for our users, including 4- and 5-star hotels in top destinations.”
“Our latest month-on-month data shows consumer confidence and the desire for travel is returning, with an 81% increase in room nights booked and website traffic up 50% week-on-week. Working with Expedia means we can drive traveller loyalty throughout