Travala.com, the world’s leading cryptocurrency-friendly online travel agency, has secured access to direct airline content via the New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard, allowing travellers to receive cheaper flight pricing through a new integration.
The integration connects Travala.com directly to the airline’s reservation system rather than a third-party global distribution system (GDS), enabling Travala.com users to benefit from more competitive flight pricing.
Removing the GDS as an intermediary serves to establish a more decentralized flight product, one that is in line with Travala.com’s vision of aligning travel bookings with the ethos of decentralized technology.
“We’re big believers of decentralization, and having access to direct airline content means we’re less reliant on GDSs that function as intermediaries between travel agencies and airlines,” said Juan Otero, CEO of Travala.com.
“As Travala.com evolved from a hotel-centric online travel agency to one with a range of popular offerings, we not only added new verticals, but continually sought to improve them by embracing new technologies that innovate, decentralize and increase efficiency in the travel sector to ultimately provide better value to our customers.”
The integration is now live and customers can expect to see improved flight pricing when searching for flights on Travala.com.
Founded in 2017, Travala.com is the leading cryptocurrency-friendly travel booking service with 2,200,000+ properties, 400,000+ activities in 230 countries, and 600 airlines globally. Travala.com is a champion of cryptocurrency adoption, accepting over 80 leading cryptocurrencies along with 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.