Travala Partners with Polygon (MATIC) to Bring USDC to Travel Booking

The crypto-focused booking platform Travala has teamed up with the prospering Polygon (MATIC) to bring USD Coin (USDC) as a payment method for over 2.2 million hotels worldwide.

Paying in Crypto for Trips Is Easier Than Ever

Moreover, the crypto booking platform offers over half a million outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, boat trips, museums, and so on. To illustrate, any Harry Potter fans can now join the fun in London, United Kingdom. The “Original Harry Potter Locations” Tour is just around $20 each and can be paid for with Shiba Inu (SHIB), Dogecoin (DOGE), Bitcoin (BTC), and Ethereum (ETH), among others. Starting today, activities can be booked with USDC stablecoins.

What’s more, crypto explorers can go on a historical bike ride in Amsterdam, Netherlands, or go on the Wonders of Architecture tour in Barcelona. The crypto wanderers can use Travala’s NFTs for an access pass, as the company has minted the Travel Tigers NFTs, a collection of 1,000 unique, stylish big cats that reside on Ethereum’s (ETH) blockchain. Besides, Travala has the widest crypto payment option availability in the travel industry.

Polygon’s (MATIC) Competition with Memecoins

Recently, Polygon (MATIC) overtook Dogecoin (DOGE) for the #10th position by total market capitalization. However, the top dog memecoin managed to get it back after a couple of days. The spike a month ago has put Polygon (MATIC) back on top, as it went all the way to $1.05 on August 14th.

At press time, the 17th top cryptocurrency trades at $0.803493, which is exactly where it was 24 hours ago, according to CoinGecko. However, Polygon (MATIC) is still licking its wounds from the crypto winter with a 7.9% weekly decrease and 14.9% in the red for the last fortnight.

How to Score a Seat at Blockchain Week in Paris

Moreover, Binance and Travala have teamed up to offer all crypto lovers a special discount on the Binance Blockchain Week Paris 2022. The conference is set to take place in the City of Love from September 14th to September 16th. To make use of this promotion, the code BTake5Off must be used at checkout. Crypto enthusiasts will need to hurry up, as there are only 4,000 seats available.

On the Flipside

Why You Should Care

Crypto integration into the traveling industry can send the crypto world to new highs. To illustrate, El Salvador’s tourism levels went up by 60% since the country adopted Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender.

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed to be financial legal or tax advice. Trading Forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs poses a considerable risk of loss

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Tadas Klimasevskis is a reporter, focusing on the latest tendencies of the crypto galaxy. He spends his time digging deeper into specific areas like meme coins such as Shiba Inu (SHIB) & Dogecoin (DOGE), music NFTs, sports NFTs, digital art and Pop culture in Web 3.0. Tadas strongly believes in crypto as disruptive innovation and keeps an eye out for new crypto hubs being developed around the globe. His vast experience in social media lets him quickly spot what’s going on in the mercurial world of crypto and deliver stories with unique spins. He has been active in blockchain and cryptocurrencies since 2019.