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Our story

STA Travel's story started back in 1979 with two young backpackers. Understanding how important it was to get out and see the world, they set out on a mission to bring affordable adventures and airfares to as many travelers as possible. We've been carrying on their legacy ever since. Over 35 years later, we're the world's largest student and youth travel company, with stores in over 50 countries and over 2 million travelers a year. In 2017, we were voted the World's Best Student Travel Agent at the Global Youth Travel Awards.

The essentials

Student Discount Cards

We don't want our student travelers to blow all their money in the first couple of weeks traveling (believe us, it's possible). Our student discount cards ensure they're saving cash where they can, and gets them discounts off flights, hostels, tours, transport, and attractions. A little saving goes a long way - and helps the bank of mom/dad too!
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Travel insurance

Our travel insurance policies cover travelers if they get sick and need to go to hospital, need to cancel their trip, experience delays, lose their personal items, and so much more.  Plus, travel assistance services, concierge services and a 14-day free look (receive a full refund if you cancel your policy after 14 days) is included.
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Why travel with us?

  • Travel Safety Updates
    We operate a 24/7 travel safety noticeboard, which travelers, families and friends can access. As soon as we hear of any incident/natural disaster, or are given any travel advice from local governments, we will update our travel safety page. 

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  • MultiFLEX
    MultiFLEX gives our travelers the flexibility to change their return flight dates with no extra airline charges, so their dates aren't set in stone - choose from 1 change,3 change, or unlimited change passes.

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  • 24/7 Emergency helpline
    We care about our travelers, and operate a 24/7 emergency helpline. We also endeavour to reach our customers if an incident has occured in a country they are traveling in, to ensure they are safe/arrange to bring them home if necessary.

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