Leading website offering travel related services, Travala.com, recently announced that they are officially accepting Ripple (XRP) as a payment method. Company made the announcement on December 14, confirming that their users can now already purchase their services using XRP.
The original message by the company stated: “you can now book 550,000 + hotels in 210 countries using Ripple (XRP). Travel to 82,000 + destinations worldwide on Travala.com”.
Travala is a blockchian based platform which currently lists more than 500,000 properties on its books. The covered geography of the platform includes more than 200 counties worldwide. Travala has been the first among its peers to embrace the emerging crypto economy in their activity.
Along with the announcement about adding XRP, Travala team also gave notice of its intention to include DASH. This becomes yet another cryptocurrency payment method which the company’s website will soon incorporate into. This takes the total number of cryptocurrencies which the platform currently officially supports to ten.
More About Travala
Travala originally started from being a standard accommodation booking website. The company made the decision of moving on using the blockchian technology earlier this year. The company renamed itself from Concierge and reportedly raised $26 million dollars in an ICO. Additionally, the platform, as confirmed, is currently based on the NEO blockchain.
The official message by the company also stated that “Travala is one of only a relatively small number of ICOs to have so far launched a working product that has achieved both a range of business partnerships and an established client-base”.
From Ripple’s side, this has been another interesting and valuable development for the company as well. More and more similar platforms have been adding XRP to the list of supported coins. Such developments make Ripple (XRP) stand strong in the list of most popular and valuable cryptocurrencies in the market out there.