Queensland Is Transforming Into A Crypto-Friendly Tourism Destination

Queensland Is Transforming Into A Crypto-Friendly Tourism Destination
Banks, Insurance & Financial Services

In a partnership with TravelbyBit, the Australian state is streamlining tourism transactions everywhere from the airport to beach resorts, facilitating currency exchanges and encouraging global visitors

Kim Windyka
  • 11 june 2018

Australia’s Brisbane International Airport joined the ranks of establishments that accept Bitcoin as payment, a decision that will potentially help lessen customer headaches due to the use of different global currencies. The system, which allows customers to pay with cryptocurrency and merchants to select their preferred currency, was created by TravelbyBit, a financial technology startup also located in Brisbane.

The startup has also helped transform Queensland towns Agnes Water and 1770 into premier crypto-accepting destinations. Outside of supermarket chains and certain service stations, tourists are able to select cryptocurrencies as their payment of choice at any local business, allowing them to buy and consume anything their globetrotting hearts desire, from train tickets or suntan lotion to surf-and-turf meals and snorkeling excursions.

It seems that the western Australian state is moving to embrace crypto in an effort to become a globally relevant, tourist-friendly haven, providing convenient and efficient services to an international crowd.

TravelbyBit


Lead image: TravelbyBit via Twitter

Australia’s Brisbane International Airport joined the ranks of establishments that accept Bitcoin as payment, a decision that will potentially help lessen customer headaches due to the use of different global currencies. The system, which allows customers to pay with cryptocurrency and merchants to select their preferred currency, was created by TravelbyBit, a financial technology startup also located in Brisbane.

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+tourism
+Transactions & Payments

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