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Travel & Crypto: A New Match

Jul 08, 2020
byNDAX Labs

Travel & Crypto: A New Match

If you’re itching to travel again – safely, of course – there is now a new option to book your hotels and pay for it using cryptocurrency. A new partnership between Expedia Partner Solutions (a partnership brand of Expedia Group) and Travala, a blockchain-based travel booking platform, will expand the payment options available for travellers to include cryptocurrency as a payment method for more than 700,000 accommodation options.

More than 30 different cryptocurrencies are available through Travala - notably, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), which you can buy/sell through your NDAX accounts. Payments using cryptocurrency will be processed through Rapid, a booking program interface or, API, offered by Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS).

This partnership is not a new endeavour for both companies. Previously, Expedia Group accepted BTC payments, but scrapped that option. This time through Travala.com, CEO Juan Otero says the re-integration is to “give consumers payment choice and transparent pricing for every trip booked." Future plans include using cryptocurrency to purchase flights.

As the world moves shifts towards online options; the ease and use of cryptocurrency will become more prevalent across more industries.

If you are based in Canada and looking for a Canadian Bitcoin exchange, take a look at NDAX. NDAX is an easy-to-use, beginner-friendly exchange that can give you easy access to trade Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Cardano, Dogecoin, EOS and Stellar.