As originally planned based on the 2018 roadmap, Travala has launched another update to its travel booking platform. The update has raised the number of available properties to a total of 77,632, all of which are now live and bookable with the native AVA token. The update also added new functionality to the Marketplace alpha.
Prior to the update, all of Travala’s destinations were located in Vietnam. The update added 11 new countries to the site, bringing the total number of destinations up to 4,563. The property listings include numerous accomodation types including hotels, apartments, hostels, villas and resorts, which range between 1 and 5 star ratings. The full list of countries and number of properties located in each are as follows:
- Vietnam – 5,626 Properties
- Thailand - 18,066 Properties
- Indonesia - 11,378 Properties
- Australia - 13,731 Properties
- Japan – 11,170 Properties
- Malaysia – 5,209 Properties
- New Zealand – 3,978 Properties
- Cambodia – 1,901 Properties
- Laos – 795 Properties
- Myanmar – 866 Properties
- South Korea – 4,604 Properties
- Fiji – 308 Properties
The user interface has been updated with direct links to country search results, and the search function has been expanded to allow search by country, destination or property name. Search results themselves now feature real time availability and pricing, and can be sorted by star rating, low-to-high price or A-Z property name.
Rooms can also now be selected via meal type, and the user interface for property detail pages has been updated. The booking flow has also been improved to allow instant booking with the live rates, and booking by availability based on check-in/out date or room type. Prices are also modified based on check-in/out and duration of stay.
The original update announcement can be found here.
More information on Travala can be found at the links below.