Blockchain-Based Travel Platform Travala Adds Monero (XMR) Support

Michael LaVere
  • Blockchain-based booking platform Travala has announced support for Monero (XMR).
  • Website offers crypto payments for more than 550,000 hotels.

Blockchain-based travel booking platform Travala has announced support for privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) to their list of currencies accepted for payment. 

Travala Accepting Monero

According to an update published to Twitter on Aug. 30, the company will be accepting XMR as a native payment option on their booking website. The release states that customers can use crypto to book and pay for more than 550,000 hotels across 210 countries, in addition to traveling to 82,000 locations. 

Since launching in July 2018, Travala has established itself as the leading blockchain-based booking platform for crypto users and prides itself as a “champion of cryptocurrency adoption.” The startup operates a native token called AVA, which has a protocol based upon the NEO network. However, users are able to pay in fourteen different crypto-assets, including bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum and XRP. 

Earlier in the year, the platform introduced fiat payments in the form of PayPal and four major credit card providers. The company claims to have the goal of covering more than 1.5 million properties, bookings, accommodations, etc. by the end of 2019.