STA are known for offering the best bargain travel prices - especially flights, hotels & hostels; but also cruises, adventure tours and travel insurance; and have long spread their wings from targeting students to "starting the adventure" with those who are not students. They are one of the major travel agencies in South Africa, together with Rennies, Travelstart SA, Imagine Cruising, Gateway Travel and Club Travel. And also have a prescence in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.
In the Med, STA Travel focuses on island hopping & sailing cruises:
Croatia: island hopping along the Dalmation coast; or sailing from Split to Dubrovnik/Zadar.
Turkey: the Blue Cruise on a traditonal gulet schooner. Enjoy swimming off the side of the gulet, intimate beaches, making a noise on quiet islands and visiting ancient ruins on Turkey's southwestern cost.
Greece: no better way of seeing the islands than aboard a yacht.
They have an extensive branch network in South Africa:
Gauteng: Alberton, Eastgate, Hatfield, Menlyn, Melville, Morningside & Rosebank.
Western Cape: Kloof Street, Rondebosch, Stellenbosch, St Georges Mall, Tygervalley and UCT.
Free StateL Bloemfontein (Mimosa Mall)
KwaZulu Natal: Durban (Westville Mall)
Their phone number is 0861-781-781
In 1979 the AUS Student Travel business went bankrupt & was purchased by the Swiss Diethelm Keller Group.
STA has partnershis with the Born Free Foundation and cancer charities (like the teenage cancer trust). The Born Free Foundation is a global wildlife organisation focused on looking after the wellbeing of animals. They carefully select counterparties with ethical work standards, offer carbon offsets and share safety standards and values.