Miles of pistes for skiing, dreamy snowy landscapes and the bright sunshine in a deck chair on the mountain in front of the hut:
This is currently awaiting you in numerous ski resorts in Austria, Switzerland or France. The ski season has begun. Many people can not wait to get their skis out of the cellar and storm the slopes in the European ski areas.
But before the ski holiday can begin, it’s all about finding the right accommodation and booking. Alternatively, there are various hotels with half board, cozy holiday houses or the romantic mountain lodge with self-catering available. No matter which accommodation you prefer: If you make the booking online, the payment will be made online. As a rule, you can choose between different payment options such as payment by bank transfer, direct debit or via payment services such as Paydirekt. Almost all online travel providers also allow the payment of the ski holiday with credit card. This is uncomplicated and safe. Having a credit card with you when skiing in Austria, France or Switzerland also offers you additional benefits.
If you go to Switzerland for skiing, you can not pay with Euro but need Swiss Francs. To exchange cash still in Germany, is usually not recommended, since this usually fees are due. These can sometimes vary considerably in height. With a credit card, you can withdraw money at almost all ATMs in Switzerland. Here, although fees are due. These are only the fees that your bank asks for foreign withdrawals. It is therefore best to use your credit card at the Swiss bank to withdraw a larger sum at once so that the costs do not arise again each time you withdraw. But with the Master or VISA Card, you do not necessarily have to withdraw cash. Because you can easily pay cashless in many shops and restaurants.
For a ski holiday in Austria or France, a credit card offers the same advantages in cashless payment as in Switzerland. Again, the payment by credit card on holiday is easily possible.
If your credit card is stolen, lock it immediately on the phone call. You will not have to pay for purchases made by someone else. Thus, you have no risk and a replacement card can usually even be delivered directly to the resort, if you spend a few days there. If you had cash that was stolen, it would be irretrievably lost.