... too bad. I guess there's no fine print to read and regulators to turn to with using such services. Cry them a river.People are complaining that they are not receiving refunds or even an offer to allow them to reschedule their bookings on sites like VRBO and AirBnB. Families struggle to get refunds for short-term rentals cancelled due to pandemic
I wish when they report on cases like this, they would at the same time report on what would have happened if they had booked with say Marriott or directly with an independent hotel. Answer, they would not have paid UP FRONT and they would be able to cancel without any penalty.
I feel sorry for people who lose money but I wonder how many of them will learn not to use third party booking sites and not to pay in advance.