My wife and I will be traveling with a tour group to Israel that ends in Tel Aviv. While the tour provides one night stay in TA, we book another night on our own through the hotel website so we can spend more time there. I am quite surprised my credit card was charged right away for that night. I am under the impression we pay when we check out, like what we always do with other hotels in the world on many of our travel. I then emailed the hotel and asked for an acknowledgment that my night has been paid. An email or an invoice marked paid would do. But my email went unanswered and ignored. Is this common practice in Israel that you pay when you make the reservation? I understand that's the case if I book through Hotels.com, but through the hotel own website?
Your comments will be much appreciated.