Published on August 22, 2014 at 17:55 BST | http://www.Coindesk.com
A new Bali-based booking agency is aiming to make it easier for people to travel in the region using bitcoin.
BitcoinTour allows users to exchange their digital currency for hotel, train and flight reservations, as well as tour bookings. Airlines supported by the firm include Air Asia, Citilink and Lion Air. The agency also claims to support “almost all” of the starred hotels in Indonesia.
The organisation has been set up as part of Bali’s BitIslands initiative, which aims to turn the popular Indonesian tourist destination into a ‘bitcoin paradise’. The company also accepts payments in Indonesia’s national currency, the rupiah.