Agoda, an online travel platform part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG) and Travala.com, a cryptocurrency-friendly accommodation booking platform, have announced a new strategic partnership.trava
Following this partnership, more than 600,000 Agoda hotels worldwide are now available via Travala.com, bringing the total number of properties available on the blockchain-based travel booking platform to over 2,200,000 covering 90,124 destinations in 230 countries and territories. Backed by Binance, Travala,com lets travelers book trips using more than 30 different forms of cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Binance Coin (BNB) and AVA, Travala.com’s native cryptocurrency.
Damien Pfirsch, Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships at Agoda, said: “Agoda is pleased to add Travala.com to its list of partnerships, helping it enhance its accommodation offering, and providing its customers with an improved travel experience, no matter where their next destination is. Agoda’s technological expertise and private cloud ensure that partners enjoy best-in-class uptime connection to our supply for a smoother customer booking journey, while our strong and extensive relationships with B2B suppliers and accommodation providers worldwide means that partners like Travala.com’s customers can easily access Agoda’s competitive rates and variety of inventory.”
Juan Otero, CEO at Travala.com, said: “This strategic partnership with Agoda puts Travala.com in a league of its own. We can safely say we are the world’s largest blockchain-based online travel agency by number of accommodation options available with over 2,200,000 options to book covering 90,124 destinations.”
Since its inception in 2017, Travala.com has managed to secure several partnerships with travel giants such as Agoda to offer a one-stop-shop solution for its users while also facilitating more ways for consumers to book travel with cryptocurrencies.