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Booking.com provides printable booking confirmations which, once printed, look much more trustworthy than a screenshot. I always carry these when I go abroad.


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They can do this — or will try to do this — because both the airlines' and booking.com's terms of service disclaim any responsibility for anything except providing, respectively, an airline seat and a hotel room. You will have agreed to these terms when you purchased the ticket and reserved the hotel room. This is far short of ensuring that you can actually ...


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What you are looking for is called corporate housing. They go by other names such as "serviced apartments". Basically it is short term accommodation, larger than a hotel room and with a kitchen and other facilities. It's specifically designed for people in your situation, where the stay is long enough to make being in a hotel troublesome but too ...


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One example of a garage that's not "direct access" is parking apartment style: a shared garage with assigned spaces, but you need to take communal elevators/stairs to reach your house, instead of having a direct entrance into your house. Mello-Roos is an additional property tax of sorts in California. "Resort-style" is a pretty vague term,...


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I spent just over a week in Almaty back in August 2016 and i really like the city. I stayed in the Hotel Tahar. We stayed in an en-suite double room. It was basic but comfortable. It was pretty central, had parking availability and wifi and the staff spoke English. A large double room was about 20 USD per night. I also spent a night at the Golden Palace ...


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If the booked flight is still that far out, and they change their schedule, they are not obliged to pay you for a hotel, although they have to offer a cancel and reimbursement of the whole ticket (but it sounds like you don't want that). Typically, the automated rebooking offer is very limited, and if you call them, they might be well able to work out ...


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at a cheaper rate than they'd normally be offered? Hard to tell. There is not really a "normal" price for hotels in urban areas any more and the prices fluctuate a lot depending a lot on supply & demand. Before the pandemic, pricing was extremely dynamic and it was not unusual to see room prices go up or down by a factor 3-4 in matter of days. One night ...


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I wouldn't depend on being able to show a screenshot stored on your phone, things can go wrong (phone dies, etc.). You should always print these booking confirmations from the website you booked on. There's no single answer to the next part of your question, and really depends on the discretion on the officer. If you have some accommodation booked, show ...


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Some. I've promoted some on beatthatflight.com.au (my site) and on the FB page when applicable (I usually tend to focus on flights but there have been some amazing ones). For example, the 5-Star Hyatt Regency Sydney from $179 for a King Room, with Free Cancellation at New Years and on weekends at Christmas period, was/is a great price.


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The counterpart (you didn't mention travel agent or hotel) was correct. With Decree 9 of 2nd March 2020, article 28, the Italian government ordered airlines, raillines and ferrylines and in general touristic operators to issue vouchers than refunds for canceled bookings. A lot of controversy originated from this decision as it is blatantly against the EU/261 ...


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(not a lawyer) I would consider it a loss and an unfortunate lesson learned (pay by CC, have a contract, use a recognized booking agent with appropriate contract terms for refund...) The question you need to ask yourself is, even if there are consumer laws regarding "act of god" epidemic like that. How much money and time (remember time is money) and ...


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Well you can book for somethings on Airbnb Here is a search I just made for Example for the same Almaty https://www.airbnb.com/s/Almaty--Almaty-Region--Kazakhstan/homes?query=Almaty%2C%20Almaty%20Region%2C%20Kazakhstan&checkin=2020-03-07&checkout=2020-03-12&adults=1&children=0&infants=0&guests=1&place_id=...


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Some answers in the comments: In general yes. You will see a lot in South America. There is not much need for better insulation, and because of gas (hot water, and kitchen) where is need of ventilation. But so often (but on private properties) there is a sign about not putting something to block ventilation. – Giacomo Catenazzi ↵ Dec 17 '19 at 11:24 I don't ...


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