Travala.com, the world’s leading cryptocurrency-friendly online travel agency, and NEAR Protocol, the high-performance and high-security blockchain platform, today announced a strategic partnership to integrate NEAR Protocol’s NEAR token on the travel website’s platform.
The integration will enable NEAR token holders to book over 2.2 million hotels and homes, 600+ airlines, and 40,000+ activities in more than 230 countries. “It’s announcements like this that perfectly symbolise NEAR’s mission to bring billions of users into the Web3 world,” says Erik Trautman, the CEO of NEAR Foundation.
Through the partnership, holders of NEAR will be able to participate in a cheaper, fairer, and more inclusive travel economy alongside leading cryptocurrency assets like Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Travala.com’s native AVA token. Additionally, NEAR Protocol will be using Travala.com’s corporate account services for the company’s internal travel requirements.
With savings of up to 40% available on Travala.com (when compared with other online travel agencies), a total of over 3,000,000 travel products will soon be at the fingertips of NEAR token holders worldwide, increasing the exposure of NEAR Protocol’s ecosystem to an ever-expanding user base.
“We are very excited to see how unlocking travel for NEAR token holders will help other see the benefits of building and using NEAR,” says Trautman.
Commenting on the partnership, Juan Otero, Travala.com CEO, said “In continuing our commitment towards mass cryptocurrency adoption, we’re very excited to partner with NEAR Protocol to champion the growth of the crypto community and to bring a new use case to NEAR. The team impressed me with their vision for their business, and I have no doubt that we will see them making waves in the crypto community.”