What is Travala?
Travala is a new blockchain-based hotel booking platform. Basically like booking.com, only you earn cash rewards back in cryptocurrency.
According to the Travala blog, you will save 15% on your bookings on average if you book through Travala.
I can't wait to try this out!
Travala has its own token - AVA - which is worth around $0.09 at the time of writing.
I first heard about Travala a few weeks ago when they announced their partnership with DASH. DASH fans can now pay for their accommodation on Travala in DASH, and at the same time receive a kick back of 5% also in DASH!
But payments are not only accepted in DASH, but in many other cryptocurrencies, too:
Save even more with Travala's Loyalty Program
Another way to save on your bookings is Travala's Smart Program.
This requires you to lock up AVA tokens for a minimum of 30 days. There are different tiers which give you different discounts - the longer you lock up your tokens, the more discount you receive.
You can read all about it here.
Earn AVA tokens through the referral program
And then there is Travala's referral program, which allows you to accumulate AVA tokens to spend on future bookings by referring your friends.
Both you and your friend will receive $20 in AVA tokens once they spend their first $50. If you don't have a Travala friend yet - you can click my link to register and get $20 worth of AVA tokens as soon as you spend your first $50 on the Travala platform (and so will I. But only after I spent $50, too :))
This platform is still very new, but if you already have some experience with it - please share! I have bookmarked it and will definitely use it for my next travels.
Anja Schuetz helps absolute beginners to become confident crypto investors and create a Plan B for their financial future. She is the author of How To Stay Safe in the Crypto Space and offers - a crypto safety guide for beginners - and has lots of free educational crypto resources on her website.
She also consults as a Customer Communication & Operations Manager for blockchain start-ups.