The hotel booking platform Travala.com has announced that it will now accept cardano (ADA) and stellar (XLM) as a payment method on the platform. Users can, therefore, book more than 1.6 million hotels worldwide and pay with ADA and XLM, among other things. This is evidenced by a recently published announcement from Travala.
Travala.com is a booking site based on blockchain. More than 1.65 million hotels can be found on the platform. In addition to XLM and ADA, Travala also accepts bitcoin (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), litecoin (LTC), ethereum (ETH), XRP, EOS, Binance coin (BNB) and monero (XMR).
As a welcome bonus, customers receive 5% of their ADA and XLM back for bookings made before November 7th. The Cardano Foundation did not expect ADA to be added to the platform. So let it know in a tweet:
Didn’t see that one coming!
Welcome to our ecosystem, @travalacom #cardano #ada #adoption
Didn't see that one coming!
— Cardano Foundation (@CardanoStiftung) October 30, 2019
Last September Travala announced that it would migrate to the Binance Chain. The blockchain of cryptocurrency exchange Binance would be faster and more scalable than the blockchain of NEO, on which it was previously based.
Earlier this year Travala already entered into a partnership with the Litecoin Foundation. The two wanted to promote the adoption of litecoin and cryptocurrency in general through the #travelwithlitecoin campaign. Travelers could get up to 40% off when they paid for their journey from a specific wallet.
Cardano recently announced that the final phase of the test grid has gone in for Shelley. Users can test the system and earn ADA, according to Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK).