Travala.com is once again expanding its crypto-powered offerings, this time through a new partnership with Booking Holdings subsidiary Agoda, the firm said in a blog post on 3 August.
According to the announcement, the new strategic partnership has added more than 600,000 hotels to the cryptocurrency-focused travel agency Travala.com. The firm has claimed that it now offers more than 2.2 million properties, in 230 countries and territories, which users can pay for using up to 30 different cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC) and the platform’s native token AVA.
The CEO of Travala.com, Juan Otero, said in a statement:
“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.”
This is not the first time that Travala.com has partnered with its mainstream industry counterparts. The Binance-backed crypto-powered travel agency forged a partnership last month with Expedia, one of the world’s largest online travel agencies. Through the partnership, users of both platforms now have the ability to book over 700,000 accommodations using more than 30 cryptocurrencies. Back in November 2019, the firm also partnered with travel giant Booking.com, which at the time enabled its users to book 90,000 different destinations using cryptocurrencies.
On Saturday the cryptocurrency-focused travel agency released its July monthly report, which showed that the platform generated around $400,000 in revenue, a 137% month-over-month increase. The report further revealed that more than 60% of all customer bookings were paid using cryptocurrencues, with the most popular being Bitcoin (20% of all bookings) and AVA (16% of all bookings).