Travel booking website BTCTrip is expanding their cryptocurrency ambitions, it would seem.
The site, established in June of 2013, was one of the first in its industry to embrace bitcoin payments, and now, they’re allowing customers to pay in both litecoin and dogecoin for their flights and accommodations.
That’s according to CoinDesk, who spoke to BTCTrip executive Martin Fernandez. According to Fernandez, the move will allow the company to reach out into individual sub-communities (if you will) in the cryptocurrency realm as they develop.
Both litecoin and dogecoin, in the wake of bitcoin’s expansion over the past eighteen months, have gained significant traction, and are becoming accepted in more and more locations each week, it would seem.
Interestingly, BTCTrip at this time works with Atlanta, Georgia-based BitPay in order to process bitcoin payments, but since BitPay hasn’t gotten their toes in the altcoin pool, BTCTrip has looked to other options.
That’s not to say they’ll be dumping BitPay, because they won’t. BitPay will continue to process BTCTrip’s bitcoin payments, but Santa Monica, California-based GoCoin will be handling the litecoin and dogecoin side of things.
It’s a big deal for the litecoin and dogecoin community, who now have the opportunity to use their digital money to travel the world.
In a statement to CoinDesk, Fernandez said, “I always repeat the same sentence, we are not accepting bitcoin [and dogecoin], we are accepting bitcoiners and dogecoiners. We are accepting the cryptocurrency community.”
[textmarker color=”C24000″]Source[/textmarker] CoinDesk