Can I Sell My Package Holiday?

Yes! If you have to cancel your travel plans, you can sell your holiday and vacations online. A lot of travel companies only offer non-refundable booking options, or the more flexible, refundable rates are triple the price. You can get some of your money back if you list it on, where thousands of buyers can see it.


Which Companies Allow Me To Sell My Vacation?

So what do you need to know before you create a listing? It’s always important to find out what your options are. Can you get a refund? If not, can I make a change to my reservation so it suits me better? Finally, can I change the name on the booking so I can sell my vacation to someone else? We’ve rounded up some of the biggest names in all-inclusive package holidays, but if you can’t find yours, please get in contact with your travel provider so you have all the details you need to make the right decision.



You can cancel your TUI holiday online through ‘Manage My Booking’ but only if you booked online originally. Certain holidays, such as ski resorts and cruises, have to be cancelled by phone. You can transfer your booking to someone else as long as it’s more than 7 days before the date you leave. Name changes cost £50 per person, whereas if you need to change the accommodation, date, time, duration or airport, the fees will cost different amounts. Overall, it’s cheaper to pay for a name change and sell your package holiday online than to amend it to suit your travel plans.


If you want to travel earlier, the same fees apply. If you want to travel later than planned, TUI treats it as a cancellation. These charges will also depend on when you cancel:



Thomas Cook

When cancelling a Thomas Cook package holiday, the same rules in the table above apply. However, a name change will cost £50 per person, regardless of whether it’s 6 months or 4 weeks before you travel.


Jet2 Holidays

Jet2 Holidays have the same cancellation fee breakdown as TUI but the name change policy is slightly different.

Not all names on a booking can be changed; at least one person on the original booking must remain.


EasyJet Holidays

If you have booked a holiday through easyJet which you need to cancel, you have to do this through their customer service team (+44 (0)20 3499 5251).

Please bear in mind that if you paid a non-refundable rate, it’s likely that you won’t get your money back. You can get some money back if you sell your non-refundable easyJet holiday to someone else as this will cost you significantly less. Making a name change is simple with easyJet but there is a charge for every amendment to a booking.


First Choice

If you booked a holiday with First Choice that you need to cancel, the first thing you need to do is read the terms of your reservation. Go to the ‘Manage My Booking’ section of the First Choice website where you can view everything, including the refund policy when cancelling. You can make a name change but again, this will depend entirely on your individual booking. Get in touch with First Choice directly and make sure you having your booking reference to hand.


American Airlines

Have you booked an American Airlines vacation? Before you cancel, you need to check if you have PDP (Pre-Departure Protection). This is insurance you can buy in case you need to change your booking later on.

If you want to make a change to your vacation booking, you won’t be able to do this if you paid the Basic Economy fare. Amendments will cost $50 per person plus third party fees, but if it’s within 15 days of departure, it increases to $200 per person for domestic, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean packages. It’s $350 for any other package. Name change fees are $200 more than 15 days before travelling, but any close to the departure date and you won’t be able to transfer it.

If you paid for PDP, you can make any changes you need up to 8 days before travelling without paying for fees, and name changes are allowed up to 15 days before.


When you make a reservation with Kayak, Expedia or, remember that they’re travel aggregators, which means they compare and sell package holidays from other travel providers. The policy will depend on the individual company, not on the website you booked it through.

In some circumstances, companies will treat name changes as cancellations and you’ll be charged those fees instead. We always recommend confirming with your travel provider if you’re unsure.

Find out more about how to sell your unwanted package holiday and when you’re ready, sell it in our marketplace. If you need help creating a listing, check out our blog post for our top tips on selling or start a live chat with our friendly team!


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Posted 19 September 2018

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