Today I’ll talk about this newly established (2017) booking.com alternative.
Travala.com, as I just said, is a website which lets you to book hotels, just like booking.com. The difference is, you can book your hotel using you favorite crypto currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, BinanceCoin and there are many more. You can see them all by simply clicking this link. According to trava.com, you can “Book 1,654,357 properties Worldwide using these Payment Options ” as for now.
As you can see, you still have the option to pay with credit card or Paypal.
And there is one more, AVA tokens.
AVA is travala.com’s native token which you can use to pay for your bookings. It was originally created on the blockchain of NEO but then moved to Binance Chain. Using and keeping this token gives you up to %10 discount under their SMART program.
As you can see in the picture, if you deposit 5000AVA tokens to your wallet and keep them there for 30days, you get %5 instant discount on the hotel you booked and %5 more as AVA tokens credited in your wallet.
You can join SMART program with as little as 500 AVA tokens though you get less discounts sadly.
|SMART Level||SMART discount||SMART loyalty|
Right now 1 AVA token’s price is $0.108 (0.00001081BTC) So if you decide to buy and deposit 5000 AVA tokens, you’ll need to pay like $540/0.054BTC. Considering that you’ll get back %10 of that investment, it doesn’t sound too bad.
This is one of those tokens/coins which is backed by a real business. Unlike those complete shitcoins.
And what about the prices? Are we being ripped of? No. I made a side by side comparison with booking.com. The prices %99 of the time are the same. If you find a cheaper price on some other website, travala.com gives you best price guarantee.
From the website;
“How it works
To ensure that you always get the best price guarantee, we will match or beat any competitor’s price. If you book accommodation on Travala.com and find a cheaper price on another website, you can claim a refund for the difference up to 24 hours before your check-in date at the property. This will be paid in the form of our AVA token directly to your Travala.com wallet.“
I don’t know about you but so far I liked what I’ve seen. If you also do, you can sign up by clicking this link and we both get $20 worth of AVA tokens.