South African companies are also getting on the Bitcoin wagon. SouthAfrica.TO (South Africa Travel Online) take a lot of orders from international travellers, with a lot of them requesting the ability to pay in Bitcoins. It didn‘t take them long to respond, and if you use SouthAfrica.TO you can now pay with your digital wallet instead of your credit card or an EFT.
In their latest newsletter, they had the following to say:
- We’ll accept payment in Bitcoins for reservations on the MSC Opera, Sinfonia, Royal Caribbean International as well as other international cruises. When filling in the reservation form, just mention that you’d like to pay in Bitcoins.
- For packages for holidays in Victoria Falls, and in Mauritius, we are accepting payment in Bitcoins. Please mention when you fill in the reservations form that you’d like to make payment in Bitcoins.
We are hoping that this trend continues in South Africa, as it will further the reach of the virtual currency and also educate more people as to its potential. Take a look at our previous discussions on Bitcoin:
- What is Bitcoin Exactly?
- Bitcoin: Future Currency or Commodity Bubble?
- Bitcoin Mining: A power hungry industry
Have you taken a look at the Bitcoin world? What are your thoughts?