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Book with confidence, travel with freedom

Flexible travel and payment options? We’ve got you.

Freedom and flexibility have always been at the heart of who we are and what we do. Today, we understand more than ever the need to give you flexible options that allow you to book and travel with confidence in 2020 & 2021.

So rest assured, when the time comes to get back back out there, we're ready when you are with low payments, flexible changes and lifetime deposits.

Ways you can book with confidence with STA Travel

You don’t need to pay everything now

Need a break from 2020, but worried your plans might need to change? Lock in the lowest prices now with a deposit, paying the balance 10 weeks before you fly. T&Cs apply.
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Stay flexible with lifetime tour deposits

You can book now pay later on all 2020 & 2021 G Adventures and Contiki trips. Plus, if your plans change once you’d paid in full, your deposit is protected for when you’re ready to re-book another tour. T&Cs apply.
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Get one free date or destination change

To make our trips even more flexible, we’re offering one free date or destination on all new flights and packages. Valid on new bookings from 1 May 2020 to 30 Jun 2020. T&Cs apply.
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1. You don’t need to pay everything now T&Cs

 

 

Deposits are available on selected flights if booking more than 10 weeks prior to departure. Deposits start from £49 (which depends on your airfare selected) and are inclusive of a Low-Deposit Access fee of £5 which will be added to the total booking price. All deposits are payable at the time of booking and are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you cancel the Deposit agreement or fail to make the final payment, STA Travel will charge the non-refundable deposit (including the £5 low deposit access fee) and cancel the flight booking. The price of your ticket will be guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit. Once the deposit is paid, any changes to your itinerary will incur change fees or loss of deposit. Full payment is due 10 (ten) weeks prior to your scheduled departure.

 

 

2. Stay flexible with lifetime tour deposits T&Cs

 

 

To secure a place on a tour you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit per person, per tour. The deposit amount varies depending on the product and supplier and in some instances full payment is required at time of booking. The deposit is taken as part payment towards the full price of the tour. Upon receipt of the deposit your tour space and the price will be confirmed. Cancellation of the tour will result in loss of deposit, with the exception of G Adventures (Lifetime deposit) and Contiki (FlexDeposit). Changes to the tour booking will be subject to the price of the product(s) at the time of change but has no effect on the deposit already paid The original price and availability cannot be guaranteed. At the time of booking you will be notified of when full payment is due, this will always be prior to departure from the UK. Failure to meet this payment date will result in the tour booking being cancelled with loss of deposit.

Additional Information about tours from specific suppliers:

Contiki (£60 deposit) - FlexDeposit: Your deposit (excluding flights and any additional deposits) can be used as credit towards booking a new Contiki trip. Only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined, however multiple trips can be booked using multiple FlexDeposits. Valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer until you turn 36 (subject to availability). The deposit can also be gifted to family or friends within 5 years of the original booking. FlexDeposit has no cash value and is non-refundable. All other conditions not mentioned in this section continue to apply as described above.

G Adventures (£100 deposit) - Lifetime Deposit: Your deposit is protected for life and may be applied towards payment of a deposit on another G Adventures tour (of equal or greater value, but not to the same or similar dates of travel). Alternatively, you can gift it to someone else to use. The deposit has no cash value and only one Lifetime Deposit may be applied per person per product booked. All other conditions not mentioned in this section continue to apply as described above.

 

 

3. Get one date or destination change T&Cs

 

 

  • Is applicable to all new bookings made from 1 May 2020 to 30 June 2020 only.
  • Permits 1 change pre departure. This means you can amend your dates and or destinations once collectively.
  • Offer is only available on flight only and package trips.


For Package Trips:

This offer is available for bookings made between 1 May 2020 to 30 June 2020 for trips departing before 31st March 2021.

We are allowing one change for your booking, you can amend your date and/or your destination once. These amendments have to be done at the same time. This offer removes STA Travel administration fees and charges in relation to the change.

Whilst we are allowing you to make a change to your package, you will still be liable to cover any cost increase through airline and land partners due to increase in airfare, taxes and date price changes.

You can amend your trip to depart up to 31 March 2021.

You must make the relevant changes 6 weeks prior to your original departure date. Changes made within 6 weeks of original departure date will incur STA Travel and Supplier charges outlined in your booking terms and conditions.

Changing travel arrangements at the last minute is likely to mean there is a higher price difference, so we recommend making changes as early as possible.

This offer is available on selected flights and land products only. Your trip must include a Blue ticket and/or selected land partners – please ask your Travel Expert for details on the airlines and accommodation/ tour partners included in this offer.

For Blue ticket eligibility, this offer is valid for full time students and youth travellers under 31 at the time of travel.

All changes made after the offer has been applied, will have normal terms and conditions applied.

Exclusions:

  • Name changes are not permitted
  • You can only use this offer to make a change to your booking once
  • You cannot use this change offer on cancellations
  • Voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • Voucher cannot be redeemed online, only by contacting our call centre


For Flight Only:

This offer is available for bookings made between 1 May 2020 to 30 June 2020 for trips departing before 31st March 2021.

We are allowing one change for your booking, you can amend your date and or your destination once. These amendments have to be done at the same time. This offer removes STA Travel administration fees and charges in relation to the change.

Whilst we are allowing you to make a change to your flight, you will still be liable to cover any cost increase through the airline due to increase in airfare, taxes and date price changes.

You can amend your trip to depart up to and including for all departures up to and including 31 March 2021.

Changes must be made 7 days or more in advance of your original departure date to be eligible for the promotion. Changes made 6 days or less before the original departure date will incur full STA Travel and Airline charges as outlined in your booking terms and conditions.

Changing travel arrangements at the last minute is likely to mean there is a higher price difference, so we recommend making changes as early as possible.

This offer is available on Blue Ticket economy airfares only.

All changes made after the offer has been applied, will have normal terms and conditions applied.

Exclusions:

  • Name changes are not permitted
  • You can only use this offer to make a change to your booking once
  • You cannot use this change offer on cancellations
  • Voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • Voucher cannot be redeemed online, only by contacting our call centre