Do you have to cancel your Travel Republic booking?
Yes, you can cancel your booking but you are not guaranteed any refund for the money you spent in making the original reservation. Because most people choose to pay the low deposit choice Travel Republic offers, they must make their accommodation bookings at least 15 days prior to departure; and the remaining balance on these discounted rooms is due 14 days prior to departure, and is non-refundable. Some hotels require the full payment at the time of booking if it is a discounted deal and are therefore also not refundable. In addition to keeping your deposit, you have to pay a cancellation charge of £40.
With the exception of the aforementioned discounted non-refundable hotel rates, the following charges will apply to all hotel only bookings:
More than 7 days before departure
You will be charged with a €40 cancellation fee, or you can choose to pay the value of the booking as a whole if it is lower than the cancellation charge. However, if you make a new accommodation booking within 30 days having cancelled more than 7 days before departure, you will be provided with a refund of €15
7 days or less before departure
You will be charged with 100% of the booking value. If you have cancelled 7 days or less before departure contact Travel Republic’s Sales Team to see if any refund is applicable.
Do you think that that’s quite expensive? Do you want to recover more from your cancelled holiday? Many people are not aware of this, but you have an alternative to cancelling your booking – sell it to another person and get your refund that way. If this sounds like the better option, read the last section below ‘Can I sell my Travel Republic booking’. If you don’t have a friend to sell the holiday to, SpareFare can help you find a buyer.
Can I cancel my Travel Republic reservation within 24 hours of booking?
Yes, but you will be charged with 100% of the booking value.
How do I cancel my Travel Republic reservation within 24 hours of booking?
Step 1: Go to Travel Republic’s website and access your booking using the Manage Your Booking tab
Step 2: Submit a Customer Support Request stating that you wish to cancel your reservation
Step 3: Wait for a response from Travel Republic’s customer support. This will not exceed 2 business days, but priority is given to urgent requests that are closer to the time of departure.
Step 4: If you do not wish to go through steps 1-3, then you can call customer support directly.
How can I change my Travel Republic booking?
If you purchased the non-refundable rate from a hotel or other provider, full payment is required at the time of booking. Because this is a promotional rate, no changes at all can be made to your booking once it is confirmed. However if you wish to amend the booking after its confirmed in regards to your flight, please contact Travel Republic’s customer service who will then inform your airline provider of your change request and wait for a response whether or not it’s possible to make the changes. It is not always possible to amend your booking, especially if it is close to the departure time.
To change the date, time or destination of your Travel Republic reservation, follow these steps:
Step 1: Call customer support directly.
Step 2: Tell customer support your request for an amendment to your reservation
Step 3: Wait to hear back from customer support and they will advise you if it is possible to make the changes or not
Step 4: Be prepared to pay €25 amendment fee on top of any airline charges you may be faced with
Travel Republic name change policy
Do you know that you can change the name of the person who is travelling and sell your own holiday to someone else? That way you might be able to recover much more than simply cancelling your booking. Travel Republic allow you to change the name of the passenger for your holiday for a €25 fee. You are also responsible for paying any of the fees that the accommodations or airline subject to you.
How can I change the name on a Travel Republic reservation?
Step 1: Go to Travel Republic’s website and log into your “My Booking”
Step 2: Log in using your flight booking reference and name
Step 3: Submit a Customer Support Request and request the changes you would like to make, such as a name change
Step 4: Wait a maximum of 2 days for a customer service representative to confirm the changes that have or have not been made. Please note that changes to bookings that are closer to their departure date take priority because they are more urgent.
Can I sell my Travel Republic booking?
Yes, you can! As long as the flight and hotel reservation allows for name changes then a simple change of name is all it takes in order to be able to resell your booking. You may be faced with the amendment fee of €25 on top of any airline charges.
But did you know that under the Package Travel Directive, which applies in the whole of the European Union, travel agents have to allow name changes for package holidays? A package holiday is anything where you buy two combinations of travel bookings - like a hotel and a flight. Travel Republic has to allow you to transfer the holiday in another person's name.
Where can I sell my Travel Republic booking?
You can sell your holiday on SpareFare. We are like eBay for travel reservations, with the added benefit of secure transfers and expert customer support. Click here to sell your holiday.