In a bid to cater to a new world of digital nomads and the next generation of travelers, Casual Hoteles – a leading Spanish hotel chain – has decided to roll out the red carpet for Bitcoin transactions. Travelers looking to book a room at any one of the chain’s hotels will be able to pay using Bitcoin. Guests will be given two choices when it comes to paying, either using BitPay – where the Bitcoin is automatically converted into Euros – or send a transaction directly to the hotel’s wallet using a QR code in the lobby or on the website.
Crypto for Travel is Becoming Popular
There is nothing more frustrating than heading to your destination, only for the bank to freeze your card leaving you without money for the duration of your trip. To combat this, a new generation of tech-savvy travelers have started using crypto as their sole method of payment. Taking full advantage of this new travel market, More Stamps Global has started accepting cryptos as a form of payment on its website, giving holidaymakers the ability to pay for their entire trip using the crypto of their choice.
Creating Tourism Profitability
Casual Hoteles is focused on using the latest technology to provide guests with the best experience possible, along with helping to streamline operations and cut costs. This current Bitcoin acceptance is in a trial phase to gauge customer feedback. If it’s something guests begin to use frequently, it will become a permanent feature to the chain – with more cryptos being added.
Juan Carlos Sanjuan – Casual Hoteles CEO – said:
Casual Hoteles is committed to a relationship with its customers and other interest groups based on active listening to the market and the successive generation of added value, with the aim of anticipating their needs, exceeding their expectations and creating new formulas for tourism profitability.
Alternatively, Just Buy Your Own Hotel!
If staying in a room in the heart of the city isn’t for you, there are other options for you and your Bitcoin. The Al Mahra Resort on Al Marjan Island, Ras al-Khaimah, UAE is up for sale in Bitcoin, meaning you can buy your very own hotel with digital currency. It’s the first listing of its kind in the world to accept Bitcoin as a payment method. While it might cost a bit more than a couple of nights in Madrid, it will be your own slice of paradise in the Middle East.
As more digital nomads make their way around the world, the demand for hotels to accept Bitcoin will rise. Casual Hoteles is riding the early waves of a new trend that will engulf the world and become the norm in just a few short years.