Bitcoin pushes its way to the Lithuanian tourism market

Online holiday planning is entering the next level – from now on digital world will help both to plan your route, book hotels, flight tickets, as well as to pay for such services by using virtual currency. Online flight search and booking website
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VILNIUS, Lithuania - Aug. 8, 2014 - PRLog -- After having considered growing expectation of their customers, “” decided to provide them with a possibility to settle accounts in Bitcoins. This currency will allow heavy travellers and people planning their holidays to pay for flight tickets in a more convenient and expeditious manner.

“We appreciate innovations and are constantly seeking to provide the most convenient and expeditious ways to acquire flight tickets. Therefore, we have come to a decision to introduce virtual currency to our customer and thus expand the range of convenient and free settlement methods”, – claims Andrius Buinovskis, the Director of “Interneto partneris” UAB, which owns “”.

According to him, Bitcoins have been widely used all over the world, while in Lithuania they are still seen as unconventional novelty, which prevents customers from conveniently using this alternative currency.

“People, who are buying online, are extremely open to innovations. They choose virtual services to save their time.  Bitcoins serve as a perfect example. This new and fast settlement method is appreciated by those wishing to pay for services and products in a more expeditious and convenient manner”, – states A.Buinovskis.

According to him, the new way of settlement for flight tickets is also expected to draw attention of innovative travellers who had not yet used similar services, but have been looking for opportunities to settle accounts in a new currency.

“Interneto partneris” owned “” monthly faces expenditure exceeding LTL 150.000 in relation with service of transactions, i.e. currency exchange, exchange rate fluctuation, e-thefts, as well as bank and card fees. Enactment of the unified Bitcoin currency is expected to boost simpler expansion to foreign markets and to help avoiding electronic thefts, as well as to significantly optimize transaction cost.

“It is probable that number of payments for flight tickets by using Bitcoins shall grow along with increasing global recognition of the currency. In the future, as per our estimations, every tenth passenger will pay for a ticket in Bitcoins”, – claims head of “Interneto partneris”.

Starting with this summer, settlement in Bitcoins is not a new thing in global tourism market. This currency is accepted by globally recognized online travel agencies, such as “Expedia” or “”. Several weeks ago, Latvian airlines “AirBaltic” has also announced to include Bitcoins to the list of admissible currencies.

Bitcoin fans all over the world prefer this independent currency, since it is less affected by economic fluctuations of the state. Major world companies did not take long to assess the advantages of digital currency and provided their customers with a possibility to carry out financial transactions in a more expedient manner.  Since the coming of virtual currency in 2011, settlements in Bitcoins have started spreading in different markets. People have been opening their e-wallets not only when buying in e-shops, but also to have a snack in the city, to have a haircut, plan holidays or buy stuff in antique shops for several years now.

“” takes the virtual currency exchange rate from the virtual Bitcoin exchange “Bitmarket”.

Online flight search and booking website “” is a leading online flight search website in Lithuania that has been operating for 12 years. Currently, “” provides flight ticket sales services within fourteen countries.
Tags:Bitcoins, Flight, Ticket
Industry:Business, Tourism
Location:Vilnius - Vilnius - Lithuania
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