Travelling using Bitcoin

You can pay for airline flights and hotel/rental accomodations using Bitcoin :)

"In bitcoin," Austin Craig repeated to the young woman behind the counter at the Lean Crust Pizza parlor in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. "Can we pay in bitcoin?"

"In what?" came the reply....

It was midway through a tricontinental odyssey taken with his wife, Beccy Bingham-Craig, 29, and a film crew documenting their travails, which started in Provo, Utah. Their mission: to live on bitcoin alone.

"It's been consistently inconvenient and occasionally frustrating," Mr. Craig said outside Lean Crust, "but never impossible." ...

The couple found agencies in Germany that accepted bitcoin and, through them, arranged their hotels and flights for the world tour. They drove Ms. Bingham-Craig's car, with the film crew following in a car rented with bitcoin from Five Star Auto Direct in Orem, Utah, which also helped sponsor the film. They drove from Provo to Denver, Kansas City, Chicago, Pittsburgh and New York....

With help from SimplyTravelOnline.com, a German travel agency, and 9flats.com, an online rentals marketplace, they booked flights and hotels.

Source: Bitcoin Couple Travels the World Using Virtual Cash - WSJ.com
 

jp4355

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In my travels on the Web, I ran across a couple of suppliers that take Bitcoin. I could be incorrect, but the whole thing just seems shady. What happens when no one wants to take them any more.
Your out of luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It seems the only one making out, is the person or persons who originally sold them to you, and actually got your cash.
 
In my travels on the Web, I ran across a couple of suppliers that take Bitcoin. I could be incorrect, but the whole thing just seems shady. What happens when no one wants to take them any more.
Your out of luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It seems the only one making out, is the person or persons who originally sold them to you, and actually got your cash.

It depends on the market. For those whose primary concern is privacy and anonymity, I think these customers will (should) demand it and vendors will be quick to offer.

For example, Anonymousspeech accepts bitcoin for payment email service. VPNs that don't log users accept anonymous payment via bitcoin e.g. Private Internet Access and Proxy.sh
 
Travel-related websites that accept bitcoin:

9flats.com, German-based online vacation rentals marketplace

AirBaltic, Latvian airline

CheapAir.com, California-based online travel booking website

BTCTrip.com, New York-based online flight and hotel booking service

SimplyTravelOnline.com, Bulgarian-based online travel agency
 

newbie23

Member
In my travels on the Web, I ran across a couple of suppliers that take Bitcoin. I could be incorrect, but the whole thing just seems shady. What happens when no one wants to take them any more.
Your out of luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It seems the only one making out, is the person or persons who originally sold them to you, and actually got your cash.

I doubt that will ever happen again. remember there is a finite amount of bit coins that can ever be pulled out of the chain, this makes it more valuable then almost any other type of currency besides say gold. And your not gonna ship a few bars of gold to cheapoair for some plane tickets.

I know its tough to understand, but the intrinsic value is there in the technology.

A lot of people are afraid of BTC because its not backed by the government, this is what they have brainwashed you to believe. BTC is actually better because its NOT controlled by the government.

Its very simple, as long as bitcoin grows in popularity, it will always be worth more and more. Yes there will be ups and downs, but the long term chart it is skyrocketing.

Just think a mere 5 years ago the value was about 3 cents. Its over $500 now. There is no stock or commodity with that track record.

BTC is acquiring even more purchasing power than cash, because of its ease of storage and transfer.
 

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