The option to pay with cryptocurrency is what a lot of Airbnb customers want to see established in 2022 after CEO Brian Chesky asked his Twitter followers what the accommodation app should focus on this year.
While suggestions such as clear pricing displays, guest loyalty program and more long-term stays and discounts proved popular, the advent of crypto payment options ranked as the number one idea from 4,000 suggestions.
Got 4,000 suggestions. Here are the top 6:
1 – Crypto payments (top suggestion)
2 – Clear pricing displays
3 – Guest loyalty program
4 – Updated cleaning fees
5 – More long-term stays & discounts
6 – Better customer service
Already working on most, will look into others now! https://t.co/rxEM4BXZci
— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) January 5, 2022
Airbnb currently accepts Apple Pay, Google Pay, Visa and Mastercard, with the latter having already ventured into the cryptocurrency world, offering Bitcoin rewards through crypto credit and debit cards for customers.
This isn’t the first time Chesky’s opened up about Airbnb’s apparent willingness to delve into crypto payments. Two months ago, he stated that the company was looking into it, in an interview with The Verge.
“We are definitely looking into it,” he said.
Backed by Binance, the largest crypto exchange in the world, the platform is integrated on the Travala.com website and is governed by users holding the DTravel (TRVL) token.
With a global network of 20,000 homes, DTravel said that customers can use cryptocurrency to book 250,000 homes with the TRVL token being listed on exchanges including MEXC Global, Bybit, Gate and KuCoin.
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