Online Travel Agency Webjet Now Accepts Bitcoin

Yessi Bello Perez
Feb 4, 2015 at 11:54 UTC
Updated Feb 6, 2015 at 08:52 UTC
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Webjet has become the first Australian online travel agency to offer bitcoin as a payment method.

The company has partnered with Sydney-based bitcoin startup BitPOS to enable customers to complete digital currency transactions through its Webjet Exclusives website.

Paul Ryan, CEO of Webjet Exclusives, said:

“It’s an innovative addition to the existing payment options available on site. We are dedicated to providing our customers with a wide range of choice and flexibility in how they can purchase their travel deals.”

“In this particular case we are excited to extend this payment option to the community of bitcoin users that have relatively limited choice in terms of online retailers in the Australian market”, he added.

A spokesperson for the Webjet Limited Group also confirmed that, if the scheme is successful, the firm could potentially expand the bitcoin option to other products, including flights, accommodation and travel insurance.

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