Travellers will be able to use TravelbyBit’s cryptocurrency payment system, which includes Bitcoin, Dash, Ethereum and other digital currencies, to dine and shop at stores such as Botanist, Spoon, Windmill & Co. and Forte Espresso, as well as AWPL stores including Australian Way, Merino Collection, Carry On, Dreamtime Journey and News Travels.
Roel Hellemons, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) General Manager Strategic Planning and Development, said: “Many people around the world have made money investing in cryptocurrencies and a lot of these people travel internationally, so it makes sense to offer a digital currency experience within our terminals.
“We’re also proud to be the first airport in the world to achieve this in partnership with a small local startup business such as TravelbyBit, whose pioneering thinking is drawing attention to Brisbane as a serious breeding ground of innovative thinking. This is just the beginning for us as we hope to expand the digital currency option across the business, so watch this space.”
TravelbyBit has already built a network of merchants throughout the city of Brisbane who take payments in digital currencies.
Caleb Yeoh, CEO of TravelbyBit, said: “We are building a genuine use case for cryptocurrencies in the tourism industry. The application of digital currencies in this sector makes a lot of sense.
“Whenever you travel overseas you have to deal with multiple currencies and you never know what exchange rates the banks are charging you. Here at TravelbyBit we are promoting the Bitcoin travel movement…It’s simple, safe and there’s no bank fees.”
Source: FTE || February 2, 2018 |||