One of the largest tourism companies will soon adopt digital currency
Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, a popular accommodation rental platform, asked his followers in a Twitter poll to come up with innovative ideas for the company’s new services this year. After receiving more than 4,000 offers, Chesky realized that the ability to pay with digital currencies is the main demand of users of this platform.
According to CryptoGlobe, after welcoming the users to the survey, Chesky noted that the offer to pay in digital currencies is in the first place with the most requests from users, followed by another offer such as displaying prices clearly, guest loyalty program. , Continuous updating of cleaning costs and better customer service will be followed.
The CEO of Airbnb added that the company’s managers have already worked on some of these offers and will now consider other offers. Regarding payment in digital currencies, Chesky said that this option includes a variety of ideas about different tokens. Airbnb has had $ 336 billion in payment-related financial processing since 2013.
It is worth noting that in September last year, in an interview with Fox Business, Chesky revealed that users of this platform have been asking for acceptance of digital currencies for several years. He noted at the time that Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, had previously worked for the company.
Airbnb went public in 2020 with an initial public offering (IPO), announcing at the time that the company’s future success depended on the adoption of new technologies such as digital currencies and their underlying blockchain technology.
In 2016, the platform sparked a wave of expectations from digital currency activists with the acquisition of ChangeTip, a digital currency rewards payment platform, but it soon became clear that the company was not currently considering bitcoin as a way to Use payment. It should be noted that several airline competitors, including Dtravel, accept digital currency payments.