I am planning to book 2 rooms for a party of 4 in Capri by Fraser, however I just wanted to clarify if using a debit card will be safe?
I'm coming from the Philippines and I've done some research on how debit cards are usually put on hold for days along with a certain amount.
1. How much do I need to have in my debit card if I'm booking two rooms worth roughly around SGD 700?
2. I worry that a large amount will be put on hold, but we plan to pay the full amount in cash upon on arrival, so will I need to have a large amount of money in my debit card anyway?
3. I've heard once your debit card is put on hold, you might not be able to use it immediately?
4. Do I need to clarify with my bank if they accept the use of a debit card for reservations abroad as I've also heard that the card could be blocked as it would be deemed suspicious? The same goes for withdrawals abroad. The card could be blocked if used abroad. Is this true?
Clarifications would be most appreciated as I'd really want the trip to be an enjoyable one and most preferably hassle free. Thanks!