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"The Berlin-headquartered startup now accepts Bitcoin payment, alongside various credits cards and PayPal. [...] Uhrenbacher adds: “Nobody knows if Bitcoin is the new future currency or just a gigantic bubble. Nevertheless it is amazing how well the concept works in practice.”"
"If you are looking for something different, you may want to try websites involved in the "share economy" . These sites by-pass traditional hotels to provide unique and alternative holiday experiences - from staying in local people's houses to driving their cars. BBC Click's David Reid finds out more."
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“North America, one of the world’s largest travel markets, is the most important market for 9flats outside of Europe,” Uhrenbacher said. “The integration of iStopOver will strongly contribute to our growth in this region and will both open a completely new geographic target audience for us and double our offerings at the same time.”
iStopOver’s existing customers will also get a boost from the deal – they’ll no longer have to pay booking fees, due to 9flats’s company policies.
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