TPI and cryptocurrency

Cha-ching! TPI announces first bitcoin transaction

TORONTO — TPI’s very first bitcoin transaction is in the books, marking the company’s new foray into cryptocurrency.

Carine Taylor, an eight-year veteran at TPI based in Ottawa, is the first independent advisor in Canada to make a travel arrangement for a client who paid with bitcoins.

“I was excited when I contacted this client, who has been a client of mine for a while, and suggested to him to use his bitcoins for his upcoming trip,” she said. “It was an easy and simple transaction and my client is pleased to be TPI’s first client to use cryptocurrency. We will absolutely continue using bitcoin for all future travels.”

TPI first announced that it would be accepting bitcoin as a form of payment back in May to provide more payment options to its advisors.

On meeting the needs of its advisors and customers, CEO Zeina Gedeon said: “Offering travellers another way to pay for their vacations opens up so many more avenues for them. Our cryptocurrency clients can now shop from the vast array of vacation options, including all of the Virtuoso products available at TPI, as well as receive top-notch, personalized service from their TPI Travel Advisor. It’s a win-win for our network and for our clients.”

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