Vacations, festivals, and other special events are a great way to boost revenue, but how do you cancel a hotel reservation and keep the money coming in?
It’s complicated, and it can get tricky.
Here are a few tips for making sure you get the most out of your Airbnb booking:1.
Make sure your reservation has been paid for 2-3 days before cancelingIt is extremely easy to get caught up in canceling a hotel stay and not paying for it.
If you cancel the reservation in advance, you’ll be left with an empty room that could be a liability if the Airbnb company doesn’t take care of it in a timely manner.
The Airbnb reservation is a payment in advance and so you can’t cancel it if you’ve already paid for it, but you still need to make sure you paid for the room you booked.2.
Check your credit card statementsThe Airbnb credit card bill and credit card statement can be tricky to track.
Some of the hotels we looked at have their own credit card accounts and charge the hotel directly for booking and payment.
If they don’t have these accounts, they may not have you updated on your credit bill.
If this is the case, you should pay attention to your credit statements.
They’re easy to track, and they can show when your hotel is booked and how much you paid, as well as how much money you’ve paid.
You can check the credit card companies credit card information and contact them if they’re not accurate.3.
Pay the full amount of the charge upfrontYou might think you’ve canceled a hotel room that was paid for with a credit card, but this is not the case.
The charge may be paid upfront and then subtracted from your Airbnb bill.
The total charge can be either a hotel fee or a portion of the Airbnb fee.
In addition to this charge, the Airbnb booking is also due on a “totality” that is typically 30% of the total price paid.
This can be anywhere from $100 to $500, depending on the hotel and how many nights you booked, so the total charge could range anywhere from 30% to 100%.
You’ll have to pay the full charge upfront, which may be a couple of days after you booked your room.
This is often a little tricky because Airbnb charges an Airbnb fee for all of the room rental fees, but if you cancel it early, the credit statement will show a charge for the remaining part of the booking.
The payment should also be noted in the credit report.4.
Make a claim with the Airbnb refund claim formWhen you cancel your Airbnb reservation and the Airbnb creditcard bill shows that you’re owing the hotel $100, you’re supposed to make a claim for that $100 by contacting Airbnb.
You’ll also want to check the refund claim status of your booking if you don’t get the full refund, and if the hotel has made any changes to their booking.
The refund claim is typically sent within 48 hours of cancellation, so if you are unsure whether the Airbnb reservation was made or not, it’s best to make the claim now and get the credit.
You should also check the Airbnb site to see if there is an option to cancel the booking and get your refund.
You also can check with the credit bureau to see whether your credit is pending.
If the Airbnb refunds your entire Airbnb booking, the hotel should also give you a $100 credit.
In some cases, the refund will be paid through a payment plan such as Airbnb Payments, or it may be deducted from your next Airbnb booking.5.
Report the booking as a canceled reservationIf you cancel an Airbnb reservation, it should be reported to Airbnb, but it may also be reported by the hotel to their credit bureau.
If your Airbnb listing was canceled and Airbnb’s credit bureau doesn’t check the information, they might have to refund you money to cover the cancellation.
The credit bureau is also supposed to report any refunds to the credit reporting agency.
If you find the hotel owes you money, you may need to contact the credit bureaus or the credit repair bureau to get the money back.
If your Airbnb bookings were canceled and the credit is not being disputed, you can file a claim in the hotel’s credit report, which will also give the hotel an opportunity to refund the full cost of your reservation.
This should be your last resort.
If the hotel is not responding to your claim, you might want to contact your credit bureau, or you can go to the hotel website to find out if they have a claim on their credit report or have sent you an invoice to pay for the cancellation, which could also give them an opportunity.
The good news is that Airbnb has a good refund policy that you can find here.