Depending on the booking’s payment policy this charge may be either of the following:
- A pre-authorisation, which is a temporary hold on an amount to ensure your card is valid and has sufficient funds. The amount held will be returned to your account after a certain period of time, which depends upon the property and your card provider.
- A deposit or prepayment, which are required by some properties when you book. This is highlighted in your confirmation email. If you are eligible for free cancellation, this amount is returned to you when you cancel your booking.