August 15th, 2022 –– Travala.com, the world’s leading cryptocurrency-friendly online travel booking platform, today became the first project to launch on the Gate.io MiniApp, a recently released third-party merchant platform seamlessly integrated into Gate.io, one of the longest-running cryptocurrency exchanges in the world that boasts a nine-year operating history and over 11 million users.
The integration enables Gate.io mobile app users to access the MiniApp and easily book over 3 million flights, hotels and activities powered by Travala.com using popular cryptocurrencies—such as bitcoin, GateToken or Travala.com’s native token AVA—directly from their Gate.io accounts.
Travel bookings placed via the Gate.io MiniApp are processed instantly and involve no transaction fees, owing to the integrated development approach between the two companies. With bookings performed in-app, users can bypass withdrawal fees and transaction fees while saving time, streamlining crypto travel reservations.
Commenting on the partnership, Juan Otero, CEO and Co-founder of Travala.com, said: “Integrating the MiniApp with established exchanges like Gate.io is crucial to the widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies as a medium of exchange. As the bridge between fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies for millions of people, exchanges are the focal point of most global crypto activity, and connecting directly to them considerably simplifies crypto commerce.”
Dr. Han Lin, CEO and Founder of Gate.io, said: “Our collaboration with Travala.com goes back to 2020, when GateToken was integrated as a travel payment method. Since then, they have seen tremendous growth and potential. Gate.io remains steadfast in building avenues for next-gen platforms like Travala.com that advance the blockchain industry.”
Users of the Gate.io MiniApp can discover and use blockchain projects without having to convert to fiat currency or make multiple cryptocurrency transactions. The introduction of all-in-one service platforms like MiniApps simplifies the daily use of blockchain services and presents a significant step forward in making the rapidly growing industry more accessible, efficient, and functional.
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.
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