Going on Holiday at 17?Watch this thread
We were thinking about Ayia Napa which will be amazing
Just checking to see if we'll encounter any problems while we're there? I know people who have away at 17, but I'm worried of the hotel or travel rep asking for ID and turning you away...could anyone clear this up for me?
Also, will they ID you going into clubs in a resort like Ayia Napa or are they fairly lenient? Can you suggest any good places to go away at this age.
Oh, and we're two girls- if this changes anything.
Thanks in advance for any replies. x
Don't think there are any restrictions on age!
Definately go to Castle Club if u go. Its insane. Hope u can find a way of getting there cos Ayia napa is insane!!!
You may be limited on which companies that will take you, therefore you might not get the cheapest deals - just ask around on what their policies are for groups all under 18.
Our one made us get a parents permision form signed, but that doesnt sound a problem for you
Ayia Napa is pretty amazing but don't make her too jealous if she cant go
Hope you can go though OP!! Have you not got older friends you could also travel with?!
As far a hotel accommodation for minors (people under age of 18), I stayed in Sheraton Hotel in my NY trip. I think my parents had to lye before hand to the hotel manager over a long distance call that an older relative of mine will be overseeing us. You gotta check this part out.
As far as ID's fore clubs are concerned, can't you just fake an ID? HINT: You need a printer, a scanner, some tippex and a black pen...
I'm not worried about flying on my own (I've done that without a crew member watching over me) it's more about the the hotels......
You will be fine. Some people go away much younger, have fun
Our plans to go to Newquay this summer kinda fell through, so I really want to go away next year. We're trying to keep the numbers really small (hopefully just the two of us) so it's less to organise and we can mix and make friends with other groups when we're there (Y)
We had a ridiculous number of people set up to go to Newquay, responsiblity of organising just got passed round and round and in the end it just didn't happen- which is really annoying
Ah well- Ayia Napa will def. be better than Newquay. ;]
Basically, most of the big companies e.g Thomson, Thomas Cook etc will probably require one of you to be 18.. or even both of you.
However this should not stop you as it is often cheaper to book the flights and hotel seperately. Booking flights with companies such as Easyjet is not a problem if you are aged under 18. I think you might be allowed to fly alone at 14? Have to check this out.
I would then suggest booking the hotel seperately, through any number of sites but I have found Travel Republic to be excellent. However, before you book, ring up the hotel and check their policy on under 18's. Websites might let you book if you are under 18 but you have to check with the hotel personally to be safe. In the past we have rang hotels and a couple have said no but most say it is fine, especially in places like Aiya Napa, you can then go ahead and book the hotel and flights with no worries.
Well... To be clear you can fly alone at 16, but a crew member has to watch over you for the duration of the flight... When you arrive... Im sorry to tell you this but youll either be staying at a complete stranger's or out on the streets :/