“Maldives” Release of the Travala.com Web Application

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With over 2 years of development into the project we are very proud to have delivered a product that we are pleased to call our production version of the Travala.com web application. 

 

Design
As always, design is a journey and we truly believe that a product is never complete — there is always something more to be done. That being said we have developed from the ground up a modern, informative, user friendly custom design truly unique to Travala.com’s brand.

 

 

Availability
Over 2 million hotels and accommodations in more than 230 countries and territories covering 90,000 destinations worldwide. Travala.com has one of the world’s largest selection of incredible places to stay, including everything from hotels, apartments, villas and hostels to 5-star luxury resorts. 

 

We made this possible by partnering with over 15 of the leading travel suppliers including Booking.com, Priceline and Hotelbeds taking their product and aggregating them to deliver the best possible prices to our customers. 

 

Payments
Providing the user with optimal choice when it comes to payments was always part of the plan and we have delivered traditional payment methods which include Credit / Debit cards and Paypal. We also offer payments with 28 of the leading cryptocurrencies of which you can find a full list here.

A long list of major partnerships has attributed to our extensive list of cryptocurrency payment methods including Crypto.com, Huobi, Gemini, Dash Foundation, Bitcoin.com and the Litecoin Foundation.

 

 

Support
Customer service is at the heart of the Travala.com business and we aim to provide an exceptional service that leaves our customers feeling valued and respected. With 24/7 customer service via multiple channels and languages and a comprehensive help section we have set the tone for how we will continue.

 

 

Best Price
To ensure our users always get the best price, we implemented our best price guarantee where we match or beat any competitor’s price. If you book accommodation on Travala.com and find a cheaper price on another website, you can claim a refund for the difference. This means that our users should have no reason to use other platforms and stay loyal to Travala.com

 

Givebacks
Our standard rewards program where signed up users of the Travala.com platform receive rewards in the AVA token for every booking they make on the platform. This feature utilises the Binance blockchain with transactions being performed on chain after checkout of the stay. 

 

Smart Program
The Travala.com Smart program offers up to 5% discount off the listed prices together with up to 5% loyalty reward after you have completed your stay. It works on holding a tiered amount of AVA in your Travala.com wallet. When activated it applies to hotel and accommodation bookings that have the Smart Icon available. You will also earn bonus rewards of up to 1.5% per month just for activating the membership.

 

Loyalty rewards and bonuses both utilise the Binance blockchain with these transactions happening on chain.

 

 

Search & Filters
Our search feature is very intuitive with users being able to search by property name, destinations, landmarks, addresses, areas, states, countries and islands. There are 3 main views available which are list view, grid view and our new map search feature. 

 

Our search page filters allow users to find their perfect hotel selections within a matter of seconds to give a user experience on par with the best travel sites in the world.

 

 

Visibility
We have built a strong site architecture allowing major search engines to index our site quickly and easily. Organic & direct traffic play a critical role in our long term growth and we continue to focus on acquiring new users and retaining them on our platform. 

 

For the keyword “Book hotel with bitcoin” we rank in 18 countries in the top 3 search results while most of them rank on position 1. You can read more here.

 

 

Invite Program
The Invite referral program developed to increase new users and bookings for the platform. Built from scratch combining “Invitee” facing landing pages and UI, multiple “Inviter” tools to share their referral links and all payouts for both Inviter and Invitee being performed on-chain.

 

 

Wallet
Digital wallets form the backbone of the Travala.com AVA token economy. The user wallets are Binance Chain-based and provide full transparency of transaction activity from deposits, withdrawals, payments, givebacks, loyalty and Invite rewards. All AVA transactions within the platform are performed on-chain.

 

 

Next steps
We believe that a product is never complete — there is always something more to be done and we will focus on building and developing our products to a higher level, continually improving and adapting to our users needs. You can find out more of what is coming up by reading our latest roadmap.

 

Have your say on the telegram group specifically created for constructive website feedback and discussion here.

 


 

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