March 4, 2019 – Mauritius, Port Louis
The leading travel platform for booking hotels in Mauritius announces that it has started accepting Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash for payments.
BookMauritiusHotels, an online travel agency specializing in reservation and booking of hotels, luxury villas, luxury serviced apartments, guest houses and self-catering properties in Mauritius (a major up-market tourist destination), announced the company is accepting Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash for payment for travel services from BitPay, the largest global blockchain payments provider.
The ability to accept Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash expands BookMauritiusHotels into international markets where accepting credit cards is not practical. The company benefits by adding Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash to the payment options while reducing high fees and increasing payment transparency and efficiency.
“We decided to accept Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash because over the years they have successfully proven their place as valid assets in the online industries as a credible form of currency, and we are happy to implement a new payment feature which allows our users to book their memorable holidays in Mauritius with Bitcoin,” said Chung Ji-Yun, PR Executive at BookMauritiusHotels. “We chose BitPay to manage our merchant processing because they make it easy and handle the entire process of getting the Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash from the customer and depositing cash into our account.”
BookMauritiusHotels understands the convenience of paying with a globally decentralized payment method which its transfers are successfully processed directly between users over the network without any need for a central processing system. That’s why the booking services offered by BookMauritiusHotels can now be paid in cryptocurrency.
The platform which promotes Mauritius Island, a major tourist destination, accepts Bitcoin payments starting from March of this year.
Current efforts by BookMauritiusHotels to analyze and adapt to the brave new digital world is a challenge, but also an exciting opportunity. Furthermore, within the next few days, the following cryptocurrencies will be accepted: LTC, ETH and XRP.
Wherever you are, you can easily get a quote from BookMauritiusHotels, and you can use Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to travel to an exotic high-end beach destination.
Using BitPay, BookMauritiusHotels receives settlement within three business days directly to its bank account in US dollars or euros. There is no price volatility or risk to the company. As a push transaction, the user sends the exact amount of Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash needed to pay the bill. This eliminates traditional credit card fraud and identity theft risks associated with credit cards.
Unlike the high cost of credit cards, BitPay charges 1% to process the Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash transaction and settlement. BitPay enables transactions from any computer or mobile device making it convenient for hotel customers.
“BookMauritiusHotels realizes the potential for cryptocurrency to transform its online reservation process, making payments faster, more secure, and less expensive on a global scale,” said Sean Rolland, Director of Product at BitPay. “Our goal is to make accepting cryptocurrency a seamless process.”
Bitcoin blockchain uses distributed ledger technology which is essentially an open, online spreadsheet. A major advantage is that blockchain provides incredible transactional transparency, and it’s impossible to use the blockchain for fraud as every transaction is verified, recorded and stored.
One of the most critical elements about the blockchain technology is that once the transaction has been recorded on the ledger, it cannot be changed. This process creates highly efficient services and an overall better experience for customers.
Headquartered in Mauritius, BookMauritiusHotels has over 25 years’ experience in providing the best prices you can ever find for accommodation (hotels, villas, luxury serviced apartments and guest houses) in Mauritius, available for any scale of budget while continuously optimizing the wide range of hotel selections with feedback from our customers.
Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic travel consultants find the best prices for our valued clients. To date, we have served more than 30,000 clients worldwide.
Mauritius is an exotic high-end beach destination home to rare natural beauties for unique experiences. It hosts luxury hotel brands such as Four Seasons, St Regis, Banyan Tree, One and Only, Oberoi, Shangri-La, Hilton, So Sofitel and Westin.
BookMauritiusHotels also proposes a wide range of unique experiences for your stay in Mauritius, such as the luxurious private lounge at the airport upon arrival and departure, helicopter transfers to selected hotels with helipads, scenic flights over the underwater waterfalls, sea karting, Seven Coloured Earth tours, walk with lions, swim with dolphins, and home-hosted experiences – just to mention a few.
Founded in 2011, BitPay is the pioneer of and the most experienced company in Bitcoin and blockchain payments. Its suite of products enables businesses to send and receive cross-border payments, also enabling consumers to manage digital assets with the BitPay Wallet and turn digital assets into dollars with the BitPay Prepaid Visa® Card. The company has offices in North America, Europe, and South America and has raised over $70 million from leading investors including Founders Fund, Index Ventures and Aquiline Technology Growth.
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