We found out, when we were making hotel and cottage reservations six months prior to out trip, that some prices were quoted in U.S. dollars, some in Canadian dollars and some were just plain vague about which they were talking about. In print the dollar sign for U.S. currency has 2 slashes through it, the Canadian one only one. This becomes very important as you read through listings and send in paperwork. In June 2002, the rate of exchange between the two currencies values the Canadian at 65 cents U.S.
Every time we made a reservation via telephone, we tried to make good notes about what we had agreed to, but still, when we arrived at the location, often there was still confusion. In one c...Read More