Last Minute Reservations With Declined Credit Cards
This is not so much a tip or trick but a suggestion for Booking.com - please find a way to charge last minute reservations at the time of booking.
We are plagued by last minute reservations (one or two days before check-in) that have declined credit cards. Because of Booking.com's terms (after flagging the card as declined) we must hold the reservation until 6pm on day of check-in.
Today I had to hold a room until 6pm that I could have sold many times over. But I must hold it for a bad card (and a phone number that is not recognised). I would estimate 75% of my late reservations have declined cards.
I am actually thinking of removing all late availability from Booking.com because of this chronic problem.
Anyone else have the same issue?