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Expedia (Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS), one of the global B2B partnership brands of Expedia Group) and Travala.com, the crypto travel platform have joined their hands together to allow over 700,000 accommodations to be booked via cryptocurrency payment method.
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Travala.com which is the leading cryptocurrency-friendly accommodation booking platform with over 2 million hotels in 230 countries, has announced their partnership with Expedia Solutions.
EPS has the business of leading airlines, travel agencies, top consumer brands, and many other partners through its versatile API, online template solutions and powerful agent tools.
“At EPS we are passionate about innovation and recognize that booking and payment choice continues to evolve in a fast-changing world.
Our aim is to support Travala.com to scale their business faster than ever before. Through our expansive travel supply, partner support and cutting-edge technology, we specialize in helping partners like Travala.com build fantastic experiences for their travelers,” says Alfonso Paredes, the senior vice president at Expedia Group.
Juan Otero, CEO and Co-founder, Travala.com, says: “With cryptocurrency adoption on the rise, we want to ensure our users have payment choice and transparent pricing for every trip booked. EPS Rapid is the best API product in the travel industry and this partnership unlocks greater accommodation choice and availability for our users, including 4- and 5-star hotels in top destinations.
Our latest month-on-month data shows consumer confidence and the desire for travel is returning, with an 81% increase in room nights booked and website traffic up 50% week-on-week. Working with Expedia means we can drive traveler loyalty throughout the recovery period, offering unparalleled last-minute availability and fantastic rates and offers.”
Powered by EPS’s versatile API, Rapid, more than 700,000 Expedia Group hotels and accommodations are now available via Travala.com. On the site, travelers can book trips using more than 30 forms of cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Binance Coin (BNB) and AVA, Travala.com’s native cryptocurrency.