Re: [72attendees] Credit card charges at CityWest

"Clive D.W. Feather" <clive@demon.net> Tue, 05 August 2008 15:06 UTC

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From: "Clive D.W. Feather" <clive@demon.net>
To: "DRAGE, Keith (Keith)" <drage@alcatel-lucent.com>
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DRAGE, Keith (Keith) said:
> Every hotel (big and small) I have stayed in in Ireland over the last 3
> or 4 years has offered the option charging my credit card in Euros or in
> pounds sterling (my home currency). I doubt whether the hotels
> themselves make any money out of this, rather it is a generic option
> offered by the credit card company the hotel contracts with.

This is the first time I have stayed in Ireland, so I can't comment on
that. But I was asked which currency I wanted to be charged in, and was
told that the terminal asked the question when it identified that I had a
UK card.

> And as far as I know the hotel was generally asking this question at
> checkout. So it seems like someone forgot or there was some
> miscommunication.

Indeed.

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