Instant World Booking is a recognized leader in credit card collection for hotels, hostels, and lodging worldwide, and offers the widest range of collection options with an integrated booking engine for hotel websites. Because of this experience we get a lot questions from hotel managers on how to deal with difficult and unpleasant problems with credit card collections. Here’s one question we recently received from a lodging partner regarding a reservation they accepted directly:
I had a situation recently where a scammer paid me with a credit card and then the rightful owner of the credit card reclaimed the money. This left me with a big overdraft and i am still trying to clear it. Is there no insurance against this sort of thing? When i approached my bank (bbva in Spain.) they said there was nothing they could do as there was no signed credit card receipt from the person who made the reservation. This person is a recognized scammer and I had an e-mail from him confirming the reservation which I showed to the bank and they just ignored it. Who is wrong?
Unfortunately, in this situation, the customer is right. In fact, the customer is always right in these situations since credit card companies protect the cardholder first. In a fraud situation, there is nothing you can do to recover the loss, and this can be considered a cost of doing business with credit cards.
If you want to avoid having to deal with this type of online fraud entirely, consider using Instant World Booking’s reservation booking engine on your website. Instant World Booking offers the most flexible and comprehensive set collection options available among any online provider today. Any deposit amount can be collected by credit card for your website reservations. Additionally, you will not have to deal with any disputes since Instant World Booking handles everything. An even greater benefit is the Full No-show and Cancellation Protection offered with every hotel website booking engine.
Nebraska is a Midwestern U.S. State encompassing the prairies of the Great Plains, the towering dunes of the Sandhills and the panhandle’s dramatic rock formations. Lincoln, the capital and a vibrant university town, is distinguished by its soaring state capitol. The city of Omaha is home to the Durham Museum, which honors the state’s pioneering past in a converted railroad depot. Its where the Midwest meets the West, literally. Geographers identify the 100th meridian, which nearly halves the state, as the boundary between the two regions. But travelers don’t need a sign to recognize the divide. As in frontier days, the majority of Cornhuskers live in the state’s eastern half, and out west, the sun still sets over vast grasslands and yucca-capped buttes. Nebraska has wonders in every direction: vast prairies in the east, majestic cliffs and peaks in the west and sand dunes in between, making for a trip as scenic as it is fun. The state is also rich in history, with many opportunities to explore its heritage. See one bold sunset set against the backdrop of the Sandhills, (as in our attached photo) and you’ll understand what drove settlers across the grassland plains and over the bracing rivers to stake their claim to history! Tour Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, or explore a historic military fort. No matter where you go—or where you’re from—you’ll always be welcomed with a warm smile.
NYC was made for walking and has plenty of options for any visitor to take in. For instance Central Park is the city’s “Nature Playground” and during the spring and summer months, street fairs pop up all around New York’s neighborhoods though they’re hard-pressed to match the pop-up holiday markets that spread good cheer in Columbus Circle, Bryant Park, and Union Square. But since we’re focusing on the Month of March, I dont want to get too carried away, which is easily done when I think of this beautiful city. Between late night comedy shows, the world famous St. Patricks Day Parade, major movie premiers and food and wine events which are just a few that come to mind, you certainly can have a multitude of exciting and adventurous areas to explore. The below article specifically brings to your attention actually “48 marvelous things to do in March in NYC!” Also, log onto our website below to find your perfect Hotel in New York! Enjoy the read.
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Ecuador is absolutely one of the most beautiful countries in the world we live in. It is set on the equator, and it is home to breathtakingly beautiful snow-covered volcano’s, luxuriant jungles and best of all, most friendly, welcoming people. Its also a very special place to spend some time trekking thru the lush, steamy Jungles. Being on the equator, it can be visited all year round but its many different micro-climates mean that you’ll need careful advice from destination experts. Many of the residents of Ecuador, who are professional Tour Guides, can answer questions on history, geography, tourism, culture and business climate, visas, transportation, Galapagos cruises and tours, accommodation, Indian markets, cultural tours, amazon expedition and lodges, adventure tours, best time to travel to Ecuador, tourist attractions, worth to see places and offer tips so you can enjoy your time there and not miss anything! You will be able see first hand just like it is in the eyes of 1st world citizen! Dont miss out on visiting on whats called “The Most Beautiful City In South America!”
Awwww, Christmastime! Are you all decorated up yet? Started you Christmas Shopping? If you’re like me, Im still getting over Thanksgiving here in the States, but sooo looking forward to Christmas. Well, it’s certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in New York, and we’re loving it! Whether you’re looking for an indoor or outdoor shopping experience, the below link will direct you to a few top picks for pop-up holiday markets that you can’t miss out on this year, while visiting NYC! Ho Ho Ho! Enjoy!
Awwww, San Francisco, the beautiful “City By The Bay” It certainly has its own personality, with hundreds of fabulous Restaurants to choose from, its a Tourists haven. Between the hippie chic of the Upper Height to the hipster grit of the Mission District, as well as the Marina district, which boasts trendy bistros and postcard-perfect views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Located in picturesque Northern California, it’s a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. Even though San Francisco will have many of the traditional events of the holiday season, tree lightings, concerts, and one of our favorites, the Soli Deo Gloria concerts, Sat, Dec. 3rd 2016 at 4pm at Christ Episcopal, Alameda and Sunday, Dec. 4th 2016 at 3:30pm at Grace Lutheran, Palo Alto, theres also many other events. So if you’re looking for something a little different this year, there are plenty of options. Here are 10 fun holiday ideas that break with tradition:
We Love #NOLA! A truly unique melting pot of culture, food and of course music! #JAZZ clubs galore. New Orleans is particularly Magical, not only during Mardi Gras, but their also getting ready for a holiday season like no other. With one-of-a-kind #Holiday #traditions, feasts, specialty cocktails and more, there’s no better way to celebrate #Christmas than New Orleans style! And one of our favorites is the Cocktail Crawl and below, we have a list of the 10 of the best bars to definitely check out while visiting this beautiful city! Cheers!
Want a getaway where you can experience The #Arts, amazing #Restaurants, Theater & the #1 Beach in the US? Its our hidden secret: Sarasota, Florida. Let us help you find your perfect stay. And on a personal note, dont miss out on visiting Massimo Meda Art #Gallery on Pineapple Ave while #downtown! You wont be dissappointed! We will be there this Friday for The Art Walk! 10/7/16 #ArtWalk
Try exploring Jacksonville. It may surprise you. At Jacksonville Zoo (www jaxzoo.org), to keep cool during the day, children (and parents) can frolic in the 4,000-foot splash park with water-spouting manatee, manta ray and sea turtle statues.
At Jacksonville’s Museum of Science & History (www.themosh,org), the museum’s array of dinosaurs, native creatures and historical exhibits will be joined by Insect Giants, a temporary summer showing of robotic bugs that are up to 120 times larger than life. Stop by the Jacksonville Maritime Museum
(wwwjaxmaritimemuseum.org), with artifacts and models spanning centuries of the city’s sailing and boating history. The museum is next to the Friendship Park fountain on the south bank of the St. Johns River. For a family-friendly alternative to an evening at The Landing, stroll the Southbank Riverwalk, when the cityscape lights up and the fountain is illuminated by 265 colored lights. (To cross the river, take a river taxi or the JTA Skyway, a monorail that zooms riders across the river for 35 cents each way.)
On Jacksonville’s beaches, the two-block Sea Walk Pavilion overlooking the ocean w01 be hopping this summer with an al fresco film series. Each month also features a jazz concert in the “Smooth Sounds of Hot Summer Nights” series.
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What is “Disownership” anyway? It’s a is a national trend in America right now. People recognize they are obtaining more value by owning less. We are now beginning to lease, rent, or borrow the things we used to own just a few years ago.
How does disownership affect the lodging industry? It gives people the opportunity to stay in other people’s homes or apartments, rather than impersonal and expensive hotels. Instant World Booking has enabled people to list and rent their homes or apartments for short term stays for the last 10 years, even before Airbnb, and at a lower cost than many current web booking sites.
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Read more about Disownership here:http://venturebeat.com/2013/04/03/disownership-is-the-new-normal-the-rise-of-the-shared-economy-infographic/