Shiba Inu, DOGE arrive at 116-year-old travel firm in Switzerland
Thanks to a partnership between Kuoni and digital payment service provider Bitpay, the Shiba Inu has gained entry into one of the oldest Swiss business travel institutions. It will now allow Kuoni customers to pay for services using cryptocurrencies.
Apart from SHIB and DOGE, other cryptocurrencies that are currently available for payment through Bitpay are bitcoin. [BTC] Ethereum [ETH]bitcoin cash [BCH]litecoin [LTC]and wrapped bitcoin [WBTC],
Speaking on the latest collaboration, the tour operator’s CEO said that by adopting crypto as a means of payment, Kuoni is establishing itself as a leading player among its rivals.
Founded in Zurich in 1906 by entrepreneur Alfred Cuoni, Cuoni Business Travel has carved a niche in the business trips sector for men and women for more than a century, becoming the largest travel company in Switzerland.
In 2014, the travel agency was selected as one of the Sunday Times’ 100 Best Companies to Work for in the mid-sized category, while a new website was launched for the company that year.
Speaking of the Shiba Inu, this year a leading Dutch VIP travel firm has accepted the world’s second most popular meme coin.
shiba inu adoption spikes
Netherlands-based Taylor Travel Management Group has extended support to include SHIB, as well as several popular USD-backed stablecoins through DOGE, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Bitpay.
The company has over 1,200 loyal customers and operates in over 100 cities. Bitpay officially added support for Shiba Inu in December last year.
That being said, the recent crisis has failed to undermine the Swiss blockchain industry as a whole.
“It is one of the characteristics of crypto markets that we have these crashes. It was no big surprise,” said Andy Flury, founder of AlgoTrader, a Zurich-based trading technology firm.
In fact, Switzerland’s blockchain industry has expanded to over 1,000 firms supporting 6,000 jobs.
According to a report, “The self-proclaimed ‘Crypto Nation’ has yet to see job cuts at the level of US-based Coinbase exchange, crypto lending firms Celcius, Voyager Digital, and BlockFi, or Singapore-based digital asset lending. Vault.”