7 January 2014
CheapAir.com said that it has become the nation´s first online travel agency to accept Bitcoin for hotel reservations. Customers can now use Bitcoin to buy flights and book hotel rooms at more than 200,000 hotels throughout the world.
In November 2013, CheapAir.com became the US´s first online travel agency to accept Bitcoin for flight purchases. By adding this option for hotel reservations, CheapAir.com has made it possible for customers to book an entire vacation using the digital currency.
Introduced in January 2009, Bitcoin is the world´s “first decentralized digital currency,” according to bitcoin.org. Since May 2012, Bitcoin has seen remarkable adoption with transactions per day growing from under 10,000 to a high of over 90,000 in December 2013. New members of the bitcoin community include Overstock.com, The D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino.
Headquartered in Calabasas, CA, CheapAir.com is powered by a team of 50 travel enthusiasts who use cutting edge technology and superior customer service to radically simplify the way people shop for travel deals.