While bitcoin is still making its way into most retailers and merchants’ offerings, a number of travel and booking sites have made it one of their payment options quite a while ago. Part of the reason for such better adoption is that the tourism industry gets special benefits from using cryptocurrencies. Since cryptocurrency is internationally accepted, travelers see it as a way to circumvent costs of currency conversion, ATM withdrawal fees, transactions fees, and fraud risks that come with international credit card use, according to the digital currency news site CoinDesk. This makes crypto a one-stop, safe currency to “take” with you abroad.
Today, a good handful of plane booking companies have embraced Bitcoin thus enabling people to travel around the world with the decentralized currency.
One such company, aBitSky, offers global flights and travel accommodations for bitcoin without having to convert the cryptocurrency to fiat. Hence their corporate slogan: “Fly for bitcoins.”
Run by a Lithuanian company Interneto partneris, UAB, an accredited member of IATA, they began operations in 2002 and currently provide online air ticket booking services in thirteen countries.
Offering low-cost deals on flights, hotels, and car rentals, aBitSky supports cryptocurrency “natively” for most of its services: A website visitor is shown prices strictly in bitcoin (on the main page). You know exactly how much coins you will be spending. The website itself is straightforward and easy to use. What’s more, it is localized into 13 languages – all the countries the company operates in.
According to the website, their platform aggregates flights data from various search engines to be able to offer thousands of best deals on flights to any location in the world and make it a breeze for the customer. Despite the sheer number of options, it takes at most 3 minutes to find and book a flight – this is the average time a customer spends booking airline tickets on Abitsky.com, as the company promises.
Another important consideration you might be interested about – safety. And aBitSky does a good job here, too: aBitSky uses a Comodo.com SSL certificate ensuring safe exchange of user data on Abitsky.com. And other top-grade security tools ensure your transactions are safe.
Hopefully, our post has helped you to plan that next getaway and you will use your crypto funds to arrange it. Enjoy your travels!
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