I will be in Guadeloupe near the end of December. I just booked my hotels via booking.com. Shortly after booking them, I was contacted by one of the places saying that I needed to send a wire transfer for the deposit or use cash. They also asked for 30% of the total booking cost to be paid by wire transfer within 8 days.
Is all this normal? I used the credit card to book the hotel and I am not sure why they can't use that information for the deposit.
Any advice is appreciated!