London and Singapore, August 3, 2020 – Agoda, a leading digital travel platform part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG) and Travala.com, the leading cryptocurrency-friendly accommodation booking platform, have announced a new strategic partnership.
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 leading blockchain-based travel booking platform to over 2,200,000 covering 90,124 destinations in 230 countries and territories. Backed by industry-giant Binance, Travala.com lets travellers 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.
From its beginnings as an e-commerce start-up based in Singapore in 2005, digital travel platform Agoda has grown to offer a global network of over 2.5 million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, offering travellers easy access to a wide choice of luxury and budget hotels, apartments, homes and villas, to suit all budgets and travel occasions. In 2019, Agoda added a flight product and packages to help make travel even easier. Headquartered in Singapore, Agoda is part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG) and employs more than 4,000 staff in 30 countries. Agoda.com and the Agoda mobile app are available in 39 languages.
Founded in 2017, Travala.com is the leading cryptocurrency-friendly travel booking service with 2,200,000+ hotels and homes in 230 countries and 600 airlines globally. Backed by industry-giant Binance, Travala.com is a champion of cryptocurrency adoption, accepting over 30 leading cryptocurrencies in addition to traditional payment methods. The Travala.com value proposition is bolstered by AVA. As the native cryptocurrency of the platform, AVA can be used for payments, receiving loyalty rewards, discounts and bonuses, among several other use cases. For more information, visit: www.travala.com