Travala partners with Travel Tech Powerhouse — Gimmonix

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We are very proud to announce our partnership with Gimmonix. We will integrate their world-class aggregation, hotel and room mapping technology into the Travala booking platform.

Combined with our own distributed ledger technology (DLT) and innovative tokenised real world value loyalty, points and referral programs along with accepting global, regional and localised fiat payments and the top crypto currencies truly sets Travala up as a formidable Next-Gen Online Travel Agency (NOTA)

Benefits to Travala

  • This partnership provides Travala with unprecedented access to a supplier network of over 80 hotel suppliers and offers more inventory options that include enhanced room images and descriptions. When fully integrated in Q1 2019 Travala will boast 1.5 million properties worldwide with the best rates and availability in the industry.
  • As a foundational component of the platform, the aggregation layer offers connectivity and on-demand integrations with hotel, flight, and car suppliers along with activities, transfers and an array of payment gateways.
  • Enterprise level scaling and processing speed will allow us to search and locate 100k different room offers in just 2 seconds. This will give Travala the highest speed searches in the industry, without compromising on quality.
  • Cutting-edge hotel and room mapping technology is a built-in part of the solution. By automatically mapping hotel inventory to any supplier this allows Travala to expand our business opportunities with 35% more hotel inventory for sale. The solution also includes integrated room mapping, giving us the ability to effectively personalize search results for our customers. This technology also enables enriched content with high quality images and room descriptions.
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Travala — Next-gen Online Travel Agency (NOTA)

Travala is an already-operational booking platform which combines the best of this generation’s booking website functionality with the incredible benefits enabled by next generation’s decentralized technologies and tokenized incentive economy.

As a core enabling technology for Travala, Blockchain is now empowering real value exchange between network participants.

Travala, as a Next-gen Online Travel Agency (NOTA), fundamentally changes the relationship between this consumer of the future and their travel shopping.

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Conclusion

In signifying the arrival of the Next-gen OTA model, Travala sits between existing incumbents and other potential disruptors within the blockchain travel booking space. Facing these two distinct competitive forces, Travala confidently occupies a middle path business strategy which combines the best of the current generation of technology, with the realistically-achievable of the next generation.

The Travala team desire to avoid virtue-signalling to the blockchain community about pursuing full decentralisation. Those aspects of the platform most in-need of blockchain support and enabling will be powered by the NEO blockchain.

AVA represents tokenised real value which can be withdrawn from the platform, stored safely offline, transferred to others and spent wherever the user wishes. Maintaining centralised server-powered booking processes and content delivery will allow Travala to avoid the capacity limitations currently being faced by competitors in the space and this partnership with Gimmonix is a huge step on our mission of main stream adoption.

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Travala is an already-operational travel booking platform with 567,928 Properties in 210 Countries covering 82,311 Destinations. The platform combines the best of this generation’s booking website functionality with the incredible benefits enabled by next generation’s decentralized technologies and tokenized incentive structures.

As a Next-gen Online Travel Agency (NOTA), fundamentally changes the relationship between the consumer of the future and their travel shopping. Travala’s target market benefits from:

  • A globally-competitive range of travel services; Accommodation (Hotels, Resorts, Hostels), Flights, Things to do (Tours, Activities, Experiences), Restaurants, Transfers, Car Rentals, Vacation Rentals and Cruises
  • Always available at a minimum average of 15% lower than current mainstream OTAs; enabled through agile integration of the leading wholesale travel solution partners
  • With both leading crypto-currencies and traditional (FIAT) currencies as payment options
  • Boosted with discounts and special offers direct from brands and suppliers
  • Validated through blockchain-verified reviews for 100% feedback authenticity
  • Underpinned by a token-powered incentivization economy which gives real rewards for valuable acts such as user referrals and key-opinion-leader content
  • Innovative UX design and user mechanics for a best-in-class user experience
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