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What taxes and fees are there?

Unlike other travel websites, we don't charge booking fees, so your travel dollar goes further. Prices shown include; in addition to the airfare or where your reservation includes a car and or hotel; all applicable pre-payable taxes and fees for the itinerary shown (with the exception of local hotel taxes/resort fees and for car hire any optional extras e.g. child seats, underage driver charges or additional insurances which are only payable locally and will be subject to VAT or local Goods and Services taxes, any change to the itinerary may result in changes to the amounts payable).

For Flights - Taxes and Fees are per ticket and may include one or more of the following elements:

  • Government Taxes: Various duties charged by the governments of those countries you are flying from, to or through.
  • Airport Charges: Fees applied by certain airports to passengers using their facilities.
  • Airline Charges: Fees applied by certain airlines in addition to the basic air fare e.g. Fuel Surcharge.
  • Airline Payment Card fees: May be payable in addition when the airline is charging the payment card for the airfare, applicable rates vary for each airline.
  • helloworld Credit Card Fee: An additional fee of 1.40% for Visa, Mastercard and American Express applies to amounts paid by credit card when helloworld is charging the credit card for the airfare. An additional fee of 1.2% for Visa, Mastercard and American Express for Hotel bookings