«BTC is Accepted in Russian Hotels For World Cup
Thousands of people can’t wait for this hugely important event to occur this summer in Russia. We’re talking about the FIFA World Cup, which will take place from the 14th of June to the 15th of July in many various cities of Russia. This events is the biggest for football fans, because it will bring together the best national football teams from the whole world followed by crowds of fans. Russia is inviting fans of different cultures and nationalities. The country is already preparing its host cities for thousands of unique guests.
Russia is doing its best to satisfy all of them and introducing some innovative features into its hospitality system. For example, the hotels in Russia’s host cities will support BTC as one of their payment methods. It means that guests of those hotels will be able to use their cryptocurrency for their stay.
The first city which will make this revolutionary step is Kaliningrad. It’s located in the Western region of Russia and divided from the rest of Russia’s territory, surrounded by European countries, for example, by Lithuania and Poland. Long-long ago, before Kaliningrad became a part of Russia, its name was Königsberg, it belong to Prussian empire, and Immanuel Kant, one of the most famous philosophers, was born there. And now this city with an interesting history is preparing to host battles between national teams of England, Croatia, Nigeria and some others. Due to the enormous number of visitors expected the city’s hotel chain is already making some necessary preparations together with Free-Kassa, a payment processor, which will accept cryptocurrency. We’ve talked to some representatives of those hotels of Kaliningrad, and that’s what they told us about. Anna Subbotina, Malina Hotel’s manager, says that this decision to accept BTC was caused by a huge interest in digital money. It was quite wise to follow this rise of popularity and use BTC as one of the payment methods. So, the hotel management has decided to allow football fans use this innovative technology to pay for their services.
We’ve also had a talk with Free-Kassa’s representative, Vitaliy Lavrov. He says that it’s quite an interesting experience for his team. It’s the first time Free-Kassa is working with hotels. He explains their choice with the fact that the hospitality industry has always been sensitive to innovations.
Kaliningrad is expected to host four football battles but we already see that prices in this city are rising and the city has become even more expensive than before. For example, it will cost a fan to book a room on the day of battle between Belgium and England over $300.
By the way, did you know that Russia is going to create its own type of cryptocurrency – crypto ruble?