What is a deposit?

by kjgco @, Colorado, Monday, August 10, 2020, 17:13 (70 days ago) @ Ernie Gorrie

The fact is that some travel deposits are refundable and some aren’t, and that’s the seller’s choice. We’ve booked through Orbitz and Expedia on several occasions, and have always chosen properties with refundable deposits. More recently, we’ve had to cancel a number of AirBnb reservations for an extended trip to France this fall. Some were refundable per the original terms, and some required an AirBnB exception because of Covid-19. It wasn’t really a case of “reneging” on a contract, since we’re not allowed into the country!

When we’re comfortable with traveling again, we’ll continue to seek out accommodations (and airfares) that give us maximum flexibility.

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