Cautionary tale re paying for overseas birdingtrips

Subject: Cautionary tale re paying for overseas birdingtrips
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:06:19 -0500 (EST)
At least here in the U.S., the best thing to do is pay with a credit card  
when you need to pay upfront.  If there is a problem, you can normally get  
the card issuer to credit you and charge back the merchant.  Also, if  a 
tour operator goes bankrupt, you can often get a refund through the credit  
card company that you are unlikely to get otherwise.
Eric Jeffrey
Falls Church, VA
In a message dated 1/28/2013 6:59:52 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  

I booked  a hotel in Singapore via a booking agency but I was delayed.. I 
rang them  to get the booking transferred but they stated I had to cancel, 
hotel  policy, and rebook and pay again.
I said I would get back to them but I did  not.
When I got to Singapore Airport there are instant accommodation  agencies 
just outside the gates so I booked into the same hotel. When I  got there 
they said that it was not there policy and I could have  transferred 
a problem.
Trouble is finding the hotel contact  number as on the web they all seemed 
go through the same  agencies.

Cheers  Chris

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