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On August 1, the authorities of the Australian state of Queensland made an announcement that TravelbyBit crypto payments platform for the tourism sphere will get Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas funding. The project’s goal will be to increase the number of travellers to Central Queensland by selling travel offers with crypto and creating new jobs.

Company’s CEO Caleb Yeoh announced that the startup has collaborated with Brisbane Airport Corporation to launch the “world’s first digital currency friendly airport”. He added that tourists can pay with Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dash, Ethereum, XEM.

Earlier this year, the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) started accepting bitcoin and other cryptos as a means of payment for its services. In June 2014, IrishCoin was created to develop the travel industry in Ireland.