On October 19, Concierge.io announced an exclusive travel service that allows elite travelers to pay for their trips with cryptocurrency. The site launched in April, and travel agency Travala.com serves as its sponsor.
The luxurious trips offered through Concierge.io include a weekend stay at a castle in Japan, week-long excursions to private islands in the Maldives, and exclusive flights on privately owned jets.
Travala.com experienced a 500% growth in bookings between April and October. The company’s management cites a preference for privacy and the COVID-19 pandemic as two of the primary reasons why it experienced this phenomenal growth.
Elite travelers want to go on trips to unique and out-of-the-way destinations. They don’t want to deal with the hassles of commercial flights, and they prefer privacy in their transactions.
Concierge.io sells its exemplary customer service. Its focus on customized travel packages to clients on every continent allows it to build strong business relationships with people who have plenty of funds to spend on leisure pursuits.
The clients of Concierge.io maintain high expectations. They want every detail attended to, and the company delivers.
The ability to pay for travel with cryptocurrency allows people to fulfill their travel fantasies, explains a company spokesperson. For each client who books a trip, a personal customer assistant handles every aspect of the planning.
If a client decides to book a second vacation through Concierge.io, they have the option to continue working with the same associate, which allows them to develop a personalized relationship with the company. The agent gets to know the customer’s preferences and includes special touches to make the trip one-of-a-kind.
Other businesses in the travel industry now accept cryptocurrency as payment, too. In Hong Kong, consumers may book lodging at five hotels that accept the digital coins as payments.
Using cryptocurrency for travel expenses also benefits cities. The city of Miami collected more than $7 million in taxes on payments made through cryptocurrency for lodging and travel-related expenses.
Miami instituted a higher tax rate on cryptocurrency payments, and the increase has paid off. As adoption of cryptocurrencies spreads, travelers should expect to pay for their lodging, airline flights, travel agencies and tour guides with digital coins.