Selling unwanted vacations… If, like most of us, you like to plan your vacation in advance, you might have experienced the hassle that comes with having to cancel your plans closer to the date than you would like to. Any number of things can get in the way of a pre-booked vacation, and sometimes the last option you have is to cancel. From breaking up to an unplanned sickness you never book a vacation thinking you are going to have to cancel.
With that being said, many vacation operators and airlines charge big fines when it comes to cancelling a vacation, and sometimes this can leave you majorly out of pocket. After taking off cancellation fees, all charges and hidden costs, you might not even make any of your money back, and that’s with the companies that offer refunds, because many only sell non-refundable tickets. And what’s more painful than having to cancel your holiday? Having to pay for it when you’re not able to enjoy it!
What if you could skip the hassle and headaches and just sell your vacation to someone else? An international buyer looking for a great deal!
Can I really sell my pre-booked vacation to someone else?
Yes, most vacation companies, airlines, and excursion operators allow you to change the name on a ticket for a small fee, and so selling your unwanted vacation to someone else can be a way of making some of your money back. You can make the transfer by changing the name on the original booking and talking to your travel provider directly about all the further details.
Where can I sell my vacation?
In the past, anyone with a vacation, hotel reservation or flight to sell would have headed to regular online listing sites and online forums or even Facebook. The security of these is never guaranteed, and so you can’t be sure you’re dealing with genuine buyers and sellers. We have stepped in to offer users a safe and dedicated place to sell unwanted vacations and all kinds of travel plans.
Will I make my money back selling my unwanted vacation?
Once you’ve made the decision to sell your vacation instead of cancelling it, you will need to decide on a price to sell it for. Although it is tempting to try and make all your money back, buyers in this market are looking for a bargain. They will happily take your holiday off your hands, but it’s not likely they will want to pay the full market value. Look to a percentage discount to encourage buyers.
What details do I need to add to my ad?
Add as many details as you possibly can to your ad because this appeals to the buyer more. When someone can understand what they are buying and from who that builds trust and they are more likely to buy from you. Signing in with social logins makes your profile more accessible to others. You don’t need to exchange critical information with other people, you can exchange details like emails and phone numbers in our message system within our website. We suggest using PayPal to exchange money. They have a buyers guarantee so you can make sure that you are getting exactly what is advertised.
Can I change the name on my tickets?
If you’re selling your unwanted vacation, you should call your vacation provider to check that the names on the tickets can definitely be changed. Although most airlines and vacation operators will let you change the names, some don’t, and so you need to double check this before trying to sell your vacation.
What about the name change fees?
Make sure you outline any details of name transfer fees or extra charges before you sell your vacation. You can offer to cover these costs as a further incentive to sell, but ensure you state what your expectations are in your listing, and of course check all the fees so you’re not left out of pocket.
When should I transfer all the name change details?
Once you sell your vacation booking, make sure you get the new information and change the name details as soon as possible. You could even exchange part of the money, change the name on the booking and then accept the rest of the money. This is fair for both the buyers and seller.