Open Close accepts cryptocurrencies for travel bookings

5 September 2014 said that the online travel agency now accepts Litecoin and Dogecoin in addition to Bitcoin, and has launched a dedicated esupport line staffed by CheapAir Travel Advisors for digital currency travel advice and questions.

In November 2013, CheapAir became the first US online travel agency to accept Bitcoin, and later, the first to let travelers book hotel rooms and Amtrak train seats with the cryptocurrency. Since then, CheapAir Bitcoin sales have exceeded USD1.5m. The addition of Litecoin and Dogecoin expands the payment options for cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

Although Bitcoin is still the most widely-known cryptocurrency, Litecoin and Dogecoin have both gained significant momentum. Like Bitcoin, they are peer-to-peer, open source cryptocurrencies and offer similar benefits including strong security, low transaction fees and fast international payments.

Customers who purchase hotels, flights and trains using Litecoin or Dogecoin enjoy all the benefits of booking with CheapAir.

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