You’re debited only once your booking request is confirmed.*
When indicating your payment details during the booking request process you’re providing us with a pre-payment authorization. This means that your bank takes a capture of the amount that the activity costs. Only once the booking request is confirmed, the amount is released by your bank to us.
Imagine this process as if your bank is a hand. When you make your booking request the money is captured and held by this hand. Only when the booking is confirmed the hand will pass the money on to us/the provider. If the booking doesn’t get confirmed the hand puts the money automatically back on your account.
*If you’re paying via Paypal, you’re immediately debited but also automatically reimbursed in case your booking won’t be confirmed or cancelled.