Bitcoin for traveling? Expedia and Travala start to accept cryptocurrencies

Expedia has partnered with Travala.com to make it easier for customers worldwide to pay with cryptocurrencies. In addition to classic card payments, users can now book flights and hotel rooms with Bitcoin and a variety of other coins. The online platform Expedia, one of the world’s leading providers in the travel market, had already started making payments in Bitcoin possible in 2014.

The offer was initially only available to customers from the USA. These obviously took advantage of the new way of paying with Bitcoin – the new payment method was well received, according to Expedia. Shortly afterwards, the company announced that Bitcoin payments would probably also be possible for flights and rental cars in the future. However, Expedia ended its crypto-friendly course in June 2018 and removed Bitcoin from the payment options. Expedia is now making a new attempt to establish cryptocurrencies with Travala.com as its partner.

 

Over 2 Million hotels added

With over 2 million hotels in 230 countries, Travala.com is one of the largest travel portals that accept cryptocurrencies in addition to credit cards. The platform currently enables payments in 28 cryptocurrencies. One of them is the in-house AVA. The utility token is based on the Binance chain and, in addition to hotel and flight bookings, also enables loyalty bonuses, discounts and givebacks to be received.