The municipality of Santa Lucía in Honduras has integrated BTC payments to attract tourists from all over the world, Reuters has learned.
Cesar Andino, manager of the Los Robles marketplace, has said:
“This will open up more opportunities and attract more people who want to use this currency.”
According to Macrotrends, in 2019 the country’s tourism income amounted to $556 million, and in 2020 it fell to $189 million. Now guests of Santa Lucia will be able to pay for goods with Bitcoin, the US dollar or the Honduran lempira.
The Bitcoin Valley initiative was initially extended to 60 enterprises to test the project. In the future, it is planned to attract more entrepreneurs and districts to participate.