We have come a long way since our company was born back in October 2017 from Start-Up idea conceptualized in a café, to now hosting over 567,928 properties in 210 countries with a growing highly skilled team.
Our MVP hotel booking platform went live back in March 2018 followed by a token generation event raising £2 Million from our own cryptocurrency. Throughout 2018 we made huge developments in the quality of the platform whilst continually adding more properties globally and by December 2018 reaching full international coverage of properties listings and currencies accepted.
We partnered with 8 wholesale suppliers; Hotelbeds, Hotelspro, Ratehawk, W2M, Abreu Online, Didatravel, DOTW and Olympia Europe. With 7 more partnerships in process this will give Travala worldwide coverage with amazing availability and rates for our beta launch in Q2. These partnerships alongside our world-class aggregation, hotel and room mapping technology, lightning fast search speed, gives us the ability to rapidly scale.
Travala.com is a pioneer in combining B2C and B2B rates within one simple user-friendly platform and this is what allows us to be on average 15% cheaper than other more well-known platforms whilst still making a healthy profit for businesses growth. See our partnerships here
In platform points wallet – We developed our own points wallet for AVA booking payments, referral rewards, Smart loyalty rewards and give-back incentives. Read more here.
INVITE referral program – Send people you know an Invite to Travala, and you will both receive US$20 (£15.14 GBP) once they complete their first booking. Read more here.
SMART membership program – The SMART member status will give you exclusive discounts and loyalty rewards on accommodation bookings you make on the Travala.com platform for a combined maximum SMART saving of 10%. This applies to all payment methods on the platform. SMART is now live and operational on Travala.com. Read more here.
PayPal – Integrated PayPal checkout for booking payments with PayPal accounts, visa, Mastercard, discovery, AMEX.
ZooPay – Partnership with this international payment processor giving Travala access to 220 alternative payment methods in 180 countries and 120 currencies.
Cryptocurrency Payment Gateway – Integrated with Coingate to accept 40+ crypto-currencies which is another first for any travel booking platform.
Native Cryptocurrency Payments – Built in Cryptocurrency payment options for 8 native digital assets including; Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, NANO, Tron, DAI, XRP.
So… What’s Next?
Search Marketing (SEM) — Increasing visibility in search engine results pages, primarily through paid advertising. This will incorporate search engine optimisation (SEO), in order to achieve higher rankings in search engine results pages to enhance Pay Per Click (PPC) & Cost Per Acquisition (CPA) listings data.
Influencer Marketing — Within our network we have connections with a number of travel influencers with followings ranging from 100K to 1M+. We intend to collaborate with them in order to showcase Travala.com and drive adoption to our target audiences and target demographic.
Comparison Sites — We have on-going discussion with a number of comparisons sites and will continually push towards the Travala brand being accessible in as many places as possible. Following the success of the crowdfund we look to list Travala.com on the following comparison sites; Kayak.com, Trivago, Findhotel, Momondo, Travelsupermarket and many more.
Events & PR — We understand that creating awareness within the blockchain space is essential. We will be openly looking to support future international meet-ups & events with attendees benefiting from the accessibility of their crypto portfolios to book their accommodation and in future flights, car rentals, tours etc.
Collectively the above areas will drive the growth and adoption of Travala.com allowing us to achieve our target of 174,000 bookings by end-of-year 2021.
We look forward to growing out our disruptive and profitable travel booking marketplace.
View our pitch: https://www.crowdcube.com/travala
CEO & Co-Founder @ Travala.com