First Choice holidays £0 deposits are only available for selected holidays. To get this deal, a Direct Debit needs to be set up before your booking is confirmed.
BASIC RULE Your holiday needs to further away than 182 days to qualify for a First Choice no Deposit Holiday
If you then pay by Direct Debit, First Choice holidays will provide you with a confirmation setting out the payment amounts and due dates. The Tour Operator deposit value is due if the booking or Direct Debit is cancelled before instalments are paid.
First Choice Holidays are part of the worlds no1 tourism company TUI, All of First Choice Holidays getaways include flights, accommodation and transfers.
First Choice No Deposit Holidays Direct Debit – Terms and Conditions
If you pay by direct debit First Choice holidays will provide you with a confirmation setting out the payment amounts and due dates by which these payments will be made by you.
The bank account from which the direct debit payments are to be taken must be in the name of the lead passenger on the holiday booking.
In the event of two failed attempts to collect any direct debit payment First Choice will cancel the direct debit mandate and you will be required to make payment by another method, by contacting First Choice Directly, If this happens you will need to pay the balance due 12 weeks before you travel.
If you cancel your direct debit you must inform First Choice promptly so that they can arrange an alternative payment method with you.
If you have chosen to pay by direct debit and a [zero/low] deposit is payable you will be still required to pay the full deposit if you do not make payments and either you cancel your holiday or First Choice cancel due to non-payment.
As you are paying by direct debit, you do not have to pay the balance due for your holiday 12 weeks before you go. Your direct debit payments will be arranged so that the balance is paid 6 weeks before you go on holiday. If you cancel the direct debit at any time you will need to pay the balance due 12 weeks before you travel.
First Choice holidays standard cancellation charges will apply and if you have not made enough direct debit payments at the time you cancel you will need to pay First Choice any balance due. If you have paid more than the amount due under First Choice cancellation charges at the time of cancellation, First Choice holidays will refund you any difference.
If you make changes to your booking First Choice holidays standard amendment fees will apply and the following scenarios could happen;
Increase holiday cost – If there are any fees due immediately, such as the amendment fee, you will need to pay them at the point the amendment is made. Any other additional costs which are due to be paid at the final balance date will be added to your Direct Debit schedule and the monthly payments will be recalculated.
Reduced holiday cost – Your Direct Debit schedule will be updated and the monthly payments will reduce to reflect the new balance.
Later departure date – If you move your holiday to a later date then your Direct Debit will still be valid and the monthly payments will recalculate.
Closer departure date – If you move your holiday to a closer date, then your Direct Debit might not be valid and you may be required to pay the full balance of the holiday, dependent on how far away the new departure date is.
What packages are eligible? In order to be eligible for Direct Debit, your holiday booking needs to be made at least 182 days – 26 weeks – before departure. Direct Debit is available on most holidays.
Which holidays is direct debit available on? Direct Debit is available on all First Choice beach holidays. It’s not available on First Choice Multi Centres, TUI Ireland holidays, Crystal Ski holidays or flight only bookings.
I want to add Premium Seats/Select Your Seat/Late check-out on to my booking. What will happen to my Direct Debit? The cost will be added to the Direct Debit and recalculated automatically, as long as your departure date is still outside of 98 days.
What happens if no deposit is not available? You may then qualify for low deposit – Offer applies to new bookings only, on selected First Choice package holidays from £50 per person on short and mid haul holidays and from £125 per person on long haul holidays for holidays departing 1st May 2020 – 31st October 2020.
First Choice holidays £0 deposits are available for selected self catering, room only, bed and breakfast, half board, full board and all inclusive holidays.