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17 must-see places to visit in 2017

2017 is going to be your year and do you know why? Because we have put together the ULTIMATE travel bucket list to help you fall back in love with the world again. We have hand-selected these incredible destinations for you to immerse yourself in with their diverse landscapes, ancient traditions, buzzing cities and beaches to die for. There’s something in this glorious list for everyone.

Your passport will thank us for it, get planning!

1. Philippines

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Why January is the best time to book!

Ahhh life’s great mysteries, when is the best time to book my trip? Should I book in advance or leave it until last minute? Hmm a couple of real head scratchers there! Haven’t got the foggiest? Well stop fretting. We’ve put together our wise old heads here at STA Travel to come up with a solution to your holiday-booking crisis.

Promos galore in January

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10 reasons why you need a travel cash card in your life!

What are you doing with your money while you’re away? No idea? Don’t tell me you’re just taking your bank card over there. You want to make things as cheap, easy and safe as you can for yourself. The last thing you want to be doing is racking up high fees and putting yourself at risk of losing a heck of a lot of money. So that’s why we’ve created our beautiful little travel cash card and here are 10 reasons why you need it in your life…

1. BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!

Who doesn’t love a freebie right? When you purchase a cash card with us you can claim for a free second card. If you choose to use this as a spare then you can keep locked away while you use the other one. If your card gets stolen it’s quick and easy to block with a simple text. You can then transfer your money over to the back-up card by text as well. Easy peasy!
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What is a RTW ticket?

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and head out into the big wide world? Good decision. But do you just have the vague notion of travelling ‘around the world’ in your head and are not actually sure how it all works? Sure, I hear you. Well lucky for you, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to tell you everything you need to know about RTW tickets. Just read on my friend it will all make sense…

What does RTW mean?

RTW stands for Round the World. RTW tickets allow you to travel to more than one destination. So round the world could be London to Dubai, Dubai to Sydney, Sydney to Auckland, Auckland to London and you can do all of those destinations on just one ticket! How cool is that?
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5 Myths About Going on a Tour

What do you think of when you picture a tour? A massive group of people with matching hats following a big umbrella around. Well you couldn’t be more wrong! Our tours are all about immersing yourself in a destination, getting off the beaten track and just having a fantastic time. Lots of “backpacker snobs” will have their own opinions on how they think you should travel a country. But sometimes, particularly if it’s your first trip away, you need the support of a tour. If you’re feeling a bit unsure about doing one, hopefully by busting these 5 myths, you’ll feel a lot more confident in the fact that a tour will change your trip for the BETTER …

1. It’s so much better to “wing it”

Chilling in the Philippines
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