A BC couple claims they were held virtually hostage at their hotel during a trip to Cuba.
Speaking to Global News Katharine Foran and Adam Babuik say their ordeal started when they were asked to pay $400 dollars in room damages.
The couple says they then handed over their credit card.
But it was rejected.
That’s when the couple says the hotel put them in detention and prohibited them from making phone calls or contacting the Embassy.
Eventually with the help of family and a mysterious Cuban official, they made it back to Vancouver.
Katharine Foran tells Global News she’s still trying to understand what happened.
“This is not fair. You can’t hold someone hostage in a room for a broken lamp, for a broken wall.”
Travel experts say the story is bizarre, but advise travelers that credit cards will not always work abroad.