Switzerland demanded a “nonrefundable” hotel reservation — then it denied his visa

Can a country require you to book a prepaid, nonrefundable hotel as part of your visa application? And what happens if that visa application is denied?

Those are the questions confronting Yao Zhao, a Chinese citizen who lives in Washington and wanted to take a ski vacation in Switzerland. Read more “Switzerland demanded a “nonrefundable” hotel reservation — then it denied his visa”

What to do when a Swiss collection agency demands $3,810 from your girlfriend

zermattIt might be something of an understatement to say that the ski trip that Victor Thomas and his girlfriend Susie took in Zermatt, Switzerland, two years ago, did not go as planned.

On her first day on the slope, Susie fell and shattered her lower leg. She spent the rest of her vacation in the hospital.

Good thing Thomas had bought travel insurance through Access America — or so he thought.
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