One of the most common remarks regarding Bitcoin is how it sounds good on paper, but is far from usable in the real world. Granted, Bitcoin is accepted in far fewer stores than we would like, but that doesn’t make it a useless payment method either. And with HotelGo24 now launched, booking a hotel with Bitcoin has never been easier.
Opportunities for The Travelling Bitcoin Enthusiast
Over the past year and a half, we have seen multiple hotels start accepting Bitcoin payments on an individual basis. On top of that, major travel agency Expedia has started to accept Bitcoin payments as well, even though that service has had some hiccups in the early days.
Similar services offering flights and hotels in exchange for Bitcoin have seen modest successes over time, with the most notable name being BTCTrip. However, when this editor gave their service a try, he ended up having to pay for the hotel via credit card and received a Bitcoin refund from the BTCTrip team.
But it looks like there is a new kid on the block, called HotelGo24.com. By offering an international booking service, which has access to 130,000 hotels across 198 countries all over the world, there is definitely a potential for such a service. On top of that, HotelGo24 wants to offer the lowest booking prices on the market, and they will even offer a Bitcoin cashback of up to 5% for every reservation.
With the summertime here, many Bitcoin enthusiasts will be looking to visit new places. And if you want to make the trip worth your while, you will need to find decent accommodation. HotelGo24 claims to offer a very user-friendly interface, and a streamlined checkout process.
Once a customer completes the reservation, they will receive an email confirmation with all the details. Payment for this reservation can be made with major credit cards in the form of Visa and Mastercard. Make sure to enter your Bitcoin wallet address if you want to enjoy the Bitcoin cashback service offered by HotelGo24.com, though.
Not Accepting Bitcoin As A Payment Method
It is important to note that, even though HotelGo24 offers a Bitcoin cash back service, the company does not accept Bitcoin payments directly for their services. It might seem strange to accept credit cards & hand out free Bitcoins for every reservation, but this way HotelGo24 is putting Bitcoin in the hands of more and more people.
Speaking of those Bitcoin cash backs, the money will be sent to your wallet address within seven days of the check-out date at the hotel. For example, if you plan to stay somewhere until July 21st, you should receive your cash back amount by July 28 at the latest.
Source: Press Release via Email
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