A $4.1 million investment could bring a travel booking site and its blockchain reservation protocols onto the front and back end of a major online travel agency.
Booking, or making a reservation, is a process of concluding an arrangement with a supplier about having a good or a service at particular time in the future. Booking is popular for hotels, restaurants, transportation and other industries. The most famous booking service supplier is website and application Booking.com. The booking process has a large amount of space for blockchain implementation. Blockchain-based booking systems may reduce the amount of involvement of third parties and make the process of making a reservation faster and cheaper. Blockchain hotel booking built on smart contracts is a great way of greatly complicating fraudulent activities both from the visitor and the form host. Blockchain booking platforms are already being worked on by several startups on various cryptocurrency platforms. The most media-covered of them is Concierge.io.
Cryptocurrency travel website Travala.com saw a 45.8% increase in the total number of room nights booked in May compared to April.6617
Recent departures including PayPal and Visa does not mean Facebook’s Libra currency project is over, reassured Calibra head David Marcus.5854
The CEO of online travel giant Booking Holdings said that blockchain-based currencies will gain more popularity, especially outside the U.S.4240
Why are online travel booking services not accepting Bitcoin just yet?11766
Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, asked the Airbnb community on social media which applications or platforms its users would like to see launched in 2017. Most of the users responded with bitcoin payment integration, providing the success of Expedia as an example.2819
Italian taxis have started to accept Bitcoin through a new platform called Chainside.1515
Destinia has officially announced that the company is offering discounts to Bitcoin users on its web and mobile applications.873
Hotelgo24.com is a unique online booking service which gives away Bitcoins for every reservation.318
Airlines and travel enterprises continue to spend billions of dollars to gather payments while losing over a billion a year to credit card fraud1870
BookWithBit will allow users to book hotels using Bitcoin and aims to become a new competitor to the world’s giants Booking.com and Expedia.768
Joining CheapAir and Expedia in offering hotel bookings for Bitcoin, Travgenius differs in one significant way: their bookings are for businesses only.956
The air transportation industry is waking up to the savings and security offered by cryptocurrency. There are many different ways to book a flight with Bitcoin, and there's even more than one way to fly. I thought you could use a guide.4263
GuestLeader is going to become the world's first and only Bitcoin compatible booking engine.324
That is if you book your room with a help of destinia.com, a Spanish travel agency that saw Bitcoin adoption as a good idea.344