Our story starts way back in 1979, in a magical era where flares were fashionable and affordable adventures were scarce. The location was Oz (not the magical one with the wizard, the Australian one) where two young students had just returned from their travels, slightly jetlagged but on the biggest high of their lives.
Inspired by the planet, the people they had met and the places they had seen, they set out on a mission to bring affordable flights and worldly adventures to other students, young people and explorers. The result was STA Travel.
That was over 40 years ago, and we've been travelling the world spreading love, peace and adventure ever since!
Today we have almost 2,000 people working in over 200 stores around the globe, helping thousands of travellers a year start their adventure.