September 2019 has been an important month for Travala.com with the platform BETA release, strategic developments and continuous traction
Here is our monthly report for September 2019
The total number of room nights booked was 1,009 and $101 was the average room night value.
This represented the second month in a row with 1,000+ room nights booked despite the fact that the summer holiday season was over and there were several platform updates with significant downtime during this month.
After only 2 weeks since BNB was added to the platform, the figures revealed that 7% of the total bookings were made in BNB making it in the top 3 preferred crypto payment option along with the native AVA token and BTC at 10% and 14%.
Top destinations booked were the United States, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Spain, Australia.
|Month and year||July – 2019||August – 2019||September – 2019|
|Number of room nights||833||1,045||1,009|
|Average room night price||$136||$132||$101|
59% of the total bookings in September were paid with cryptocurrencies. Here is the breakdown of the payment option for September 2019
|Credit card & PayPal||39%|
As of 30th September, we have 447 SMART members in total representing a 5% increase month-on-month. Smart Level member details are as follows:
- Level 5 – 330
- Level 4 – 28
- Level 3 – 31
- Level 2 – 28
- Level 1 – 30
A total of 1,882,500 AVA are locked within our SMART program which represents 4.99% of the total circulating supply of AVA.
We released 3 major platform updates named the Bali, Seychelles and Bora Bora (BETA) in September 2019.
We released the Bali release on 15 September, 2019
- 1,654,357 Million Properties Worldwide
- Credit & Debit Card Payments
- Refundable Bookings
- Best Price Guarantee
We released the Seychelles release on 24 September, 2019
- New Search Result Page
- Enhanced Search Algorithm
- Enhanced Search Suggestion
- Enhanced CMS
- Additional Crypto Payments
Travala.com BETA was live after the Bora Bora release on the last day of the month
- Same Day Bookings
- Trustyou Reviews
- Enhanced UI/UX
- New Checkout Page
- New Booking Confirmation Page
- 2 New Travel Suppliers
Travala.com becomes the Official Travel Partner of Korea Blockchain Week 2019.
Expecting more than 4,000 attendees, KBW2019 is taking place in Seoul from September 27th to October 4th and is welcoming global professionals from leading industry companies and startups, financial services giants, academic institutions and policy groups to discuss the real and the virtual applications of blockchain technology. Read the press release here
Travala.com becomes the Official Travel Partner of Waves Platform.
A strategic partnership with Waves, the open source blockchain platform that offers a wide range of purpose-designed tools for making the process of developing and running dApps easy and accessible. This partnership between Travala.com and Waves will further the continuation of the increasingly prolific trend of crypto tourism. Read the press release here
Travala.com joins forces with Zcoin to become their Official Travel Partner.
Reuben Yap, the COO of Zcoin, said, “Making Zcoin usable and spendable has been a big priority for us and we are delighted to be partnering with Travala.com. Zcoin’s focus has been the freedom of money and our partnership with Travala.com with its wide network of partner hotels further reinforces this by allowing you the freedom to stay almost anywhere in the world with Zcoin. ” Read the press release
Travala.com will move to Binance Chain and Initiate a Buyback and Burn Program for AVA.
Thrilled to announce it will be joining the Binance Chain ecosystem. This is part of Travala.com’s determination to improve the token economics of its native token (AVA), while offering faster processing times, better performance and ease of on-chain use of AVA within the platform. Read the press release here
For any questions around this decision, please visit our AMA here
AMA with the CEO of Travala.com – Matt Luczynski on ChangeNOW’s Community Chat
Travala.com is the leading blockchain-based travel booking platform with 1,650,000+ properties in 230 countries and territories and a champion of cryptocurrency adoption. We accept most leading cryptocurrencies as payments and we have developed an innovative tokenized incentive model. Our prices are 15% cheaper on average than other mainstream travel sites.
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