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Travala, a next-gen travel agent platform powered by the NEO blockchain, has begun the new year by releasing a new roadmap for Q1. The roadmap features notable planned integrations such as credit and debit card payments, PayPal support and a referral program.

The roadmap has been divided into two sections, one that lists developments that are planned for integration some time in Q1, and one that outlines ongoing progress for future integration later in the year.

Q1 Integrations

The first scheduled updates are the Travala wallet and Google 2-factor authentication implementations, planned for release on January 10th. Later in the first quarter, Travala aims to partner with additional wholesale accommodation suppliers and to complete the integration of the Gimmonix platform. It will also launch the beta marketplace, featuring numerous performance and UI improvements.

Travala has confirmed that PayPal, credit card and debit card payments are also in the pipeline for a Q1 release, alongside booking cancellation and amendment functionality. Travala hopes these options, when coupled with increased marketing efforts, will boost the userbase of its NOTA (next-gen online travel agency) platform.

It also aims to complete the development of its referral program which is planned for integration within this time period.

Future Plans

In its latest blog post, Travala mentioned that it is laying the foundations for other functionality to be added later in the year. Development of alternative fiat payment methods, a review/giveback system, crypto payment refunds in AVA, and a global flight booking API are all undergoing development.

Research and development into other APIs are underway, including global car rental and activity/tour systems. Following its partnership with nOS, Travala will explore the development of an nOS dApp.

One potential benefit of this partnership is the smart token conversion system that nOS aims to provide, powered by the Neon Exchange. This system would potentially allow end users to book on Travala using any crypto-currency, which would be automatically converted for use on the platform.