How To Sell An Unwanted Package Holiday

Have you bought a vacation package that you can’t use anymore due to last minute changes to your travel plans? Maybe someone close to you has fallen ill or you can’t get the time off work. No matter what the reason, it’s always disappointing when you have to abandon a pre-booked trip away, particularly if you can’t get a refund when you cancel the reservation.

If you are stuck with a non-refundable holiday, you have the chance to sell it to someone else who is looking for a deal. TransferTravel.com connects sellers like you to buyers in a secure and trustworthy marketplace.

 

Can I Sell My Booking?

This will depend on who you have booked with as each company will have their own policy.  We recommend checking their specific terms and conditions to clarify. However, around 80% of travel providers will allow you a change of name on the booking for a fee, which means you can sell it on TransferTravel.com.

Check out our blog posts outlining the cancellation policies for:

Jet2 sells flights on their own as well as part of a package so if you bought yours separately, have a look at their fees here. Otherwise, find the name change fee for your Jet2 travel documents below:

Amendment Fees 70+ days 69-57 days 56-43 days 42-29 days 28-15 days 14 days or less
Change of person (per person per admin fee) £40 £40 £50 £50 £50 £150


*Full T&Cs available
here, correct as of July 2018.


If you are only selling one part of your travel package, then you should contact the company you bought it from to see if it is possible to separate the flights and accommodation. Please bear in mind that this may not be an option as there are often airport transfers and other extras included as part of the package deal only.

You may be wondering if the company you booked with is required to allow you to transfer your package holiday. As of 1 July 2018, the law on package holidays has changed, which you can read about in full in The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 document. However, this is the section that will apply to you if you want to sell your package holiday:

 

Transfer of the package travel contract to another traveller

9.—(1) A traveller (“the transferor”) may transfer the package travel contract once it is concluded to a person (“the transferee”) who satisfies all the conditions applicable to that contract.

(2) The transferor must give the organiser, on a durable medium, reasonable notice of the transfer and, for those purposes, notice which is given 7 days or more before the day on which the package starts is always deemed to be reasonable.

(3) The organiser must inform the transferor about the additional fees, charges or other costs arising from the transfer of the package travel contract (“the transfer costs”) and must provide proof of those costs.

(4) The transfer costs—

(a)must not be unreasonable; and

(b)must not exceed the cost incurred by the organiser as a result of the transfer.

(5) The transferor and the transferee are jointly and severally liable for the transfer costs.

(6) The provisions of paragraphs (3) and (4) are implied as a term in every package travel contract.

 

How Do I Sell My Booking?

If you can make a name change on your booking, then you can easily make a listing on TransferTravel.com. Creating a new listing is simple and easy and only takes a few minutes. Click "sell" on the top right hand corner of the website when you are on the homepage. From there we ask for all the details from your travel plans. You should include things like title, description, location, dates and all other relevant information. We also ask for your booking reference number, which is only for our records and will not be shared on your public listing. You can find more advice in our quick guide to selling.

As soon as you sell your booking, you will be connected by the buyer via a private message from within our platform where you can get their details and make the name change. Once you have the correct information you can contact your travel provider directly to make the changes.

After you have made the name change you must upload the new documents within 72 hours so the buyer can download them. You don’t need to worry about fees if your listing is not purchased, as the site will only charge a 15% fee after your holiday is sold and the transfer process is complete.


So are you ready to sell your package holiday? Head straight to our selling page to get started on your listing or check out all of the amazing offers for your next trip!

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Posted 30 July 2018

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