Travel agency BTCTrip has officially expanded its payment offerings to include litecoin and dogecoin.
The online flight and hotel booking service was one of the first in its industry to serve the bitcoin community, launching in June 2013 as a cryptocurrency-focused alternative to sites such as Expedia and Travelocity.
Speaking to CoinDesk, BTCTrip founder and CEO Martin Fernandez said that he is excited to add the popular altcoins to the company’s payment options because they allow BTCTrip to tap into growing communities in the developing digital currency industry.
In particular, Fernandez cited the high levels of enthusiasm surrounding the dogecoin community as a key motivating factor behind the decision, saying:
“I follow this community and I think they are very fresh. They are trying to do new things, so for us, it was very important to accept dogecoin. […] For me, BTCTrip is a company, but it is also an experiment in cryptocurrency communities.”
BTCTrip will continue to accept bitcoin through its long-time merchant processing partner BitPay, however, it will integrate processing services provided by GoCoin to facilitate its litecoin and dogecoin transactions.