Most hotels I think require you to deposit by credit card when you arrive at your hotel. For example, in my recent trip I got charged RMB 10,000 for 14 days stay - that's about 1,500 USD.
Is this deposit transaction recorded in credit card at the time of the arrival? And is it deducted from the available limit of the card?
My credit limit is only around USD 5,000 and I hate the deposit takes so much chunk of the available limit.
Does the deduction occur? Or does it depend on the credit card company, hotel, or anything others?
And if it is deducted, can I ask for not taking so much chunk of the limit, possibly by asking for less deposit? Or is there any other ways to cope with the issue?
For your information I don't use anything subject to the deposit (e.g. minibar or laundry).