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      i completely understand what you mean. a
      couple years ago, i was part of a statewide student board and we met
      every month. while the organization took care of travel expenses, we
      still had to pay a deposit for incidentals.

      i didn’t have a credit
      card, didn’t want one. for most of the hotels, i could ask to have the
      incidentals “turned off” so it was impossible for me to use them
      (phone, internet, movies). but some hotels wanted that deposit, so i
      would give them cash, usually about $40.

      They would then give me a
      receipt, and I would get the cash back when I checked out. The only
      downside to the cash deposit was I couldn’t use the express check-out;
      I had to go down to the desk in order to get my money refunded.

      Just my experience… maybe it will help you

      Toni

      Kari Carlisle wrote:

      I don't travel much, but on occassion I have to travel for my job. I don't need to fly, but I do need to stay in a hotel once in a while. If I use my debit card, the hotel says they will hold several hundred dollars in my bank account.

      This could be for days or even weeks, and I just don't have those kinds of resources. Even if my employer handles the reservation and payment, the hotel still wants a credit card for incidentals and will hold the money. Is there any way around this?

      I'm sure if I ever have to fly or rent a car, this could be a real problem.
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