A German travel site will allow customers to pay in dogecoin as part of its debut in the US

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  • German travel booking platform GetYourGuide announced it will accept dogecoin as payment.
  • The move comes as the joke cryptocurrency is digging out of a sharp selloff along with the wider crypto market.
  • GetYourGuide, founded in 2009, has sold more than 45 million tours across 170 countries.
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German travel-booking platform GetYourGuide on Tuesday announced that it will accept dogecoin as a form of payment as part of its expansion plans in the US.

“Why waste time worrying about hourly fluctuations in doge when we can invest in making memories by experiencing the best of the real world?” Johannes Reck, company co-founder & CEO, said in a statement.

GetYourGuide, founded in 2009, has sold more than 45 million tours across 170 countries. It offers payment in over 40 currency options, which now include the meme-based cryptocurrency.

The company is expanding its services in major states including New York City, Boston, Las Vegas, Miami, Oahu, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

The Berlin-based company boasts three million customer reviews and has offices in 15 countries.