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OTA Offers Free Bitcoins For Each Reservation

Travel Technology | Ryan Rudnansky | July 06, 2015

OTA Offers Free Bitcoins For Each Reservation

Be ready to get acquainted with Bitcoin when making reservations with The new online travel agency startup is offering up to 5 percent cash back of this new currency type for each booking.

The international booking service, which features more than 130,000 total accommodations in 20,426 cities across 198 countries, is taking advantage of the craze over the peer-to-peer payment system.

The system, which has been fairly controversial due to its disruptive nature and security concerns, uses cryptocurrency, which is exchanged between parties without a middleman like a bank. Some scoff at it. Some swear by it.

But one thing is clear: Bitcoin has entered the mainstream as of late, with Bitcoin ATMs even popping up throughout the world, from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv to Rome.  

It’s safe to say that is a fan.

Booking a room through is fairly straightforward and simple, using the traditional format most OTAs feature. After completing the reservation, a confirmation email is sent to the user. Payment can be made via credit card.

Registration is not required to use the service, but you must register to receive Bitcoins. According to a press release, Bitcoin cash back is sent within seven days of guest checkout from the booked hotel. The amount of Bitcoin cash back that a client will receive depends on the reservation value and Bitcoin exchange rate on the day of booking (as of this writing, one Bitcoin equals $272.51).

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