In a strategy to encourage more customers to book hotels through their site, Hotelgo24.com is offering free bitcoins for room bookings. The company is giving a bitcoin cash back up to 5% for every reservation, which could be an enticing idea this summertime.
“The service provides an extended base of accommodation, including 130 000 hotels, located in 20 426 cities from 198 countries. Customers will definitely enjoy simple and user-friendly interface attractive prices for accommodation and Bitcoin cash back up to 5%,” the company indicated in its press release.
Free Bitcoins Offered
At Hotelgo24.com, we are all Bitcoin enthusiasts. Our adventure with with Bitcoins has started a few years ago – back in the days when bitcoin mining using conventional graphics cards (GPU) was still profitable,”said founder Grzegorz Kowalski. “We were following bitcoin development and all information about this project. The bitcoin community gave us a lot of new experience.”
However, the hotel booking website does not actually accept bitcoin as payment for hotel reservations. Kowalski clarified that their goal was not to help people spend bitcoin but to increase their awareness of the cryptocurrency by giving free bitcoins.
“In our opinion, the system of Bitcoin will be working if people will have both options – to receive/earn free bitcoins as well as to spend it. There are many services which accept Bitcoin as a payment method but only a few which pay users with bitcoin. We decided to become one of the few,” he adds.
Booking with Hotelgo24.com is simple as it only entails signing up or calling the service. Aside from that, the group can also provide recommendations on where to stay, how to cancel or modify bookings, and information on existing reservations.
Other hotel booking sites such as Expedia have already started accepting bitcoin payments a few months ago, as online merchants have embraced the cryptocurrency and the advantages it offers.