Expedia.com one of the largest travel sites, providing services for booking of air tickets and rooms in hotels, and lease of transport, stopped taking BTC.
Information about the removal of this payment option on the website is not (at least in the news section). Innovation found a user who shared his discovery on Reddit. In the ensuing correspondence was noted by the senior communications Manager Expedia North America, Christy Hudson (Christie Hudson) said that option was deactivated on may 10.
It is worth noting that Expedia started taking the cryptocurrency leading four years ago. The announcement, published on the website in June 2014, quoted the Vice President of Expedia Global Product, Michael Gulmann (Michael Gulmann):
“Expedia, Inc. uses latest payment technologies to implement travel planning and booking. We are constantly interested in how consumers want to pay for their travel; bitcoin is a good example of how Expedia is expanding the number of payment methods, allowing its customers and partners a wide range of connectivity options with us.”
As a payment processor travel website was made by Coinbase, and some users suggest that the decision about removing payment options in VTS due to the fact that the crypto currency exchange ceased to provide sellers custodian services.
However, another travel site, Cheapair.com that took bitcoin from 2013 and also collaborated with Coinbase, I decided to go the other way. He entered into a partnership with the new provider Gocoin.
You can pay in four currencies — Bitcoin BTC added Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC) and Dash (Dash). In its press release the company said that the chosen cryptocurrencies offer faster and/or cheaper transaction than their predecessor.
“Over the past six months, we are faced with a significant increase in the number of customers asking to add alternative currency, so we did a great job of integrating the three most popular currencies,” said Cheapair CEO Jeff Klee.
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