Elizabeth Gray, Goonengerry.
There has been much discussion about Airbnb and online bookings.
I would like to raise the issue of pricing. I recently made an Airbnb booking in Victoria. Price listed including fees and taxes was $350. The amount deducted from VISA was $513. There was no indication that the price was USD and no option to choose a currency.
I have sent a complaint to Consumer Affairs. Is this a common occurrence? Are we being deliberately misled? Just another reason to avoid the offshore accommodation listings.