Germany’s Tourism Board Opens Doors to Bitcoin in Hopes of Driving Innovation

Darryn Pollock
The German National Tourism Board will accept Bitcoin to drive innovation
Germany’s Tourism Board Opens Doors to Bitcoin in Hopes of Driving Innovation
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The German National Tourism Board has announced that it will accept cryptocurrencies for its services in an attempt to drive innovation and also suggests it will start experimenting with Blockchain technology in the near future.

The organization promotes German travel destinations with offices in 32 countries around the world and this is part of their latest step to promote their country as a premier destination.

“Within our digitization strategy, we are constantly examining the latest technologies and considering their application in our organization,” said GNTB‘s Chair Petra Hedorfer.

“By accepting cryptocurrencies as means of payment and with the possible implementation of the Blockchain technology in our finances, we want to position ourselves as an innovation driver in the tourism industry,” she added.

About the author

Darryn Pollock is an award winning  journalist from Durban, South Africa. He picked up Vodacom’s Regional Sports Journalist Award in 2017 while expanding his Blockchain and cryptocurrency reach.  He is a contributor to Forbes, Cointelegraph, Binary District, and of course, U.Today. Darryn’s belief is that Blockchain technology will be the driving force of the next technological wave and it is the obligation of journalists and writers to tell its emerging story with integrity and pride.