Starting today, travellers searching for trips on KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, can now view hotel results from Travala.com, the leading crypto-native travel booking service that accepts over 90 cryptocurrencies.
Travala.com has been servicing crypto travellers since 2017 and now provides over 3 million travel products, including over 600 airlines, more than 2,200,000 properties in 230 countries and territories worldwide, and 410,000+ activities. Approximately 80% of bookings on the platform are purchased with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, with traditional payment methods, like credit cards, also supported.
With travellers conducting billions of queries on KAYAK each year, this integration will significantly enhance the exposure of the crypto-friendly online travel agency, showcasing Travala.com’s hotel offerings side by side with more traditional travel platforms.
Travala.com’s flight inventory will also be integrated on KAYAK in the coming months.
“This integration is a significant step for crypto adoption in one of the largest industries globally,” said Juan Otero, CEO of Travala.com. “Our partnership with a major player like KAYAK enables crypto travellers to easily compare options at a glance and reinforces the crucial role that blockchain and web3 technologies will play in the future of the travel industry.”
Travellers who select a hotel from Travala.com on KAYAK’s metasearch site will be redirected to the relevant product on Travala.com, enabling travellers to book with their Travala.com account balance or rewards earned via the loyalty Smart Program, which provides perks such as discounts and crypto givebacks of up to 10%.
“Given the interest we are seeing from travellers in exploring new ways of payment and currency – Travala.com is an exciting new partner for us,” said Paul Jacobs, GM & VP, North America at KAYAK. Combining the convenience of KAYAK’s powerful search capabilities with Travala.com’s crypto-friendly ethos, will help us make planning easier for those seeking an alternative form of payment.”
Founded in 2017, Travala.com is the leading crypto-native travel booking service with 2,200,000+ properties in 230 countries, 400,000+ activities, and 600+ airlines globally. Travala.com is a champion of cryptocurrency adoption, accepting over 90 leading cryptocurrencies alongside traditional payment methods. In addition to unbeatable prices via its Best Price Guarantee, Smart members on Travala.com can also enjoy additional discounts and loyalty rewards for eligible bookings made on the platform. For more information about Travala.com, visit: www.travala.com.
KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world’s leading travel search engine. With billions of queries across our platforms, we help people find their perfect flight, stay, rental car and vacation package. We also support business travelers with our corporate travel solution.