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Prepayment of lodging in this Holy Year 2010

jeploss

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I have worked with a Camino guide to get reservations for lodging, since I'm not planning on staying in refugios. Understandably, some require prepayment. This becomes difficult when they don't take credit cards, I am reluctant to do bank transfers, and I'm wondering how Pay Pal could become used by more of these small places, and who could help that happen. Any suggestions?
 
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Many small family owned casas, inns and pensions do not have credit card facilities, Internet, or, in some cases, even fax machines.
When I booked our accommodation through Italy on the Via Francigena, I had to pay the agent who would then pay the casa or pension. Its all done on trust and as long as you are using a reputable agent you should be ok.
 

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