One of our key missions at Utrust is to encourage mass adoption of crypto by anyone and everyone. This means making it not only possible, but safe and easy for people to use cryptocurrencies on their day-to-day activities. We want to expand our reach as far and wide as we possibly can, but also we need to bring in the best and most trusted merchants.
This is why we couldn’t be more excited to announce our first merchant in the travel industry with Alternative Airlines. Travelling can be a cornerstone of one’s life, and Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) are an important part of this experience as more and more people book their flights online. Alternative Airlines isn’t just another OTA, however, and they go out of their way to provide the most varied, exciting and complete service that their clients could ever wish for. Not only do they work with all major airlines, such as Delta, United, British Airways, Virgin or Emirates, they also provide competitively priced flights across smaller, national and regional airlines on a list that includes over 650 carriers. This means now you can simply and conveniently book your flights to the most well-known locations in the world, as well as reach the most remote places just as easily — from the Galapagos Islands to the wooden airport of Jackson, Wyoming. And you can do all this using Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), DASH, DigiByte (DGB) and Utrust’s own UTK.
We do realize this is a highly competitive, low-margin market. Traditional card payment methods incur fees, and typical payment service providers also have their drawbacks when it comes to settling different currencies. All of these issues will result in a loss of margin. This is why Utrust adds extraordinary value by introducing instant cross border transactions, buyer protection, and crypto-to-cash settlements.
Here’s our CEO, Nuno Correia:
“For business or leisure, flight travel can be expensive with consumers saving for months to afford a trip. Considered a high ticket item, it is imperative that consumers are protected when booking flights. Utrust is providing Alternative Airlines’ customers with the increased security and convenience of cryptocurrency payments, and reducing processing fees, to bring greater transparency and trust to the world of online payments.”
At the end of the day, this is what it’s all about for us: trust. We want everyone to take full advantage of the increased security and convenience of cryptocurrencies, and this partnership takes us one step closer to that goal.