This article shown on bitcoin.com
The crypto-friendly travel company Travala published its third-quarter 2021 report showing the firm has grown significantly alongside the growth of crypto adoption. In fact, cryptocurrency adoption has “more than offset the negative impact of the pandemic,” the company said as Travala posted a record-setting quarter in Q3 2021.
Crypto Adoption Bolstered Travel Company Travala’s Third Quarter
According to a third-quarter 2021 report published by Travala, the company has seen “explosive growth” in the firm’s three core services: hotels, flights, and activities. In Q3, Travala introduced its “Community Pool” and “Community Vote” concepts alongside its “proof-of-travel” NFTs. Thanks to services like hotels, flights, activities, concierge, and integration fees, Travala’s Q3 revenue was $9.8 million which represents 651% growth compared to Q3 2020.
Travala noted that hotel bookings and flights grew 50% from Q2 2021 and activities increased by 70%. However, the firm’s concierge service saw a decline of 55% which offset the aforementioned increases. The strongest performing service was hotel bookings, but flights had their strongest quarter to date. “Our activities vertical showed strong growth in its second full quarter,” Travala added. “The number of activities booked almost tripled over the previous quarter.”
8% of Travala Clients Paid in Bitcoin, 41% Used Alternative Crypto Assets
In Q3, to pay for hotels, 12% of Travala customers used traditional payments, and 13% used travel credits. 14% of clients leveraged the crypto asset AVA, 12% used the Binance Pay service, 8% paid with bitcoin (BTC), and 41% leveraged alternative crypto assets.
While booking services with Travala 8% of users leveraged the Binance Mini-App, 47.4% used a desktop, and 34.4% used a mobile application. Juan Otero, Travala’s CEO, noted in the 2021 Q3 report that one of the biggest challenges this year was dealing with Covid-19.
“It is hard to overstate how big a challenge Covid-19 has been for our industry. With signs of recovery increasingly starting to take hold, we are witnessing a staggering amount of transformative innovation rising out of the ashes of the pandemic,” Otero said. “Even with the last years being the most challenging on record for the travel industry, Travala.com has grown exponentially as the rise in cryptocurrency adoption has more than offset the negative impact of the pandemic,” the CEO concluded.
What do you think about Travala’s 2021 Q3 report? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.
Image Credits: Shutterstock, Pixabay, Wiki Commons
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not a direct offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, or a recommendation or endorsement of any products, services, or companies. Bitcoin.com does not provide investment, tax, legal, or accounting advice. Neither the company nor the author is responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article.
This article shown on news.bitcoin.com bitcoin.comAuthor Jamie Redman on date 2021-10-29 04:00:05bitcoin.com Digital money that’s instant, private and free from bank fees. Download the official Bitcoin Wallet app today, and start investing and trading in BTC follow for more