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Travel discounts


Topdeck Travel logo Topdeck

Topdeck do epic Eurotrips, Big Game safaris, American road trips, sailing voyages, pyramid expeditions, outback explorations and Asian adventures for travellers between 18-39.  They realise that everyone’s different – which is why Topdeck trips offer loads of free time to play, discover and channel your inner explorer. 

Purchasing any of our Kickstart packages will get you access to fantastic deals with a minimum 10% off Topdeck trips. Simply email and quote "1st Contact” to find out more.



Travel Talk logoTravel Talk Tours

Travel Talk is one of the top tour operators for 18-35 year olds; specializing in adventure and discovery tours to Egypt, Greece, Croatia, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Jordan, Syria and Morocco. The leading Mediterranean and ANZAC tour operator, Travel Talk are constantly offering amazing deals to their customers. Furthermore, they offer package tours to two of the most popular annual festivals in Europe, Oktoberfest and La Tomatina.

Travel Talk tours are designed for fun-spirited, motivated and adventurous travelers who prefer a high level of comfort, more inclusions, and maximum convenience at the lowest possible price. Get a 5% discount on any advertised offer when you mention "1st Contact".



Anderson Tours logoAnderson Tours

For 25 years Anderson Travel have been providing first-class coach travel, airport transfers and great value for money sightseeing day and weekend tours throughout the UK and Europe.

Anderson Tours, part of Anderson Travel, carry over 40,000 passengers a year to popular destinations such as Paris, Holland, Oxford, Stonehenge, Bath, Cambridge, Belgium, Edinburgh and many, many more.

All our tours include attraction entrance fees, so you don’t have to worry about any hidden costs while enjoying the sites. Anderson Travel’s fleet of luxury vehicles has leather seats and air-conditioning, ensuring that you are transported in comfort.

To view our wide range of scheduled tours, or for private coach hire inquiries, please visit our website here.

For airport transfers, executive cars and people carriers please visit Anderson Travel.



international-friends International Friends

International Friends offers a selection of day trips and overnight tours to destinations including Edinburgh, Stonehenge, Paris, Bath, Amsterdam, Oxford, Wales, Activity Weekends and many more. All excursions are operated to the highest standard with guaranteed departures, and we work on the philosophy that this may be your one and only visit to Britain and we want to show you the best we can offer.

All 1st Contact customers (and friends and family) can benefit from fantastic discounts on all excursions using the promotion codes below:

£10 off any 2-4 day tour – Discount code "1stContact10"

£5 off any day trip – Discount code "1stContact5"



Contiki Holidays logoContiki Holidays

Get a 10% discount as a 1st Contact customer – just quote "1st Contact".

Contiki Holidays is the worldwide leader in vacations for 18-35 year-olds. For over 40 years, Contiki Holidays has been taking travelers around the world, including: Europe/ USA/ Canada/ Australia and New Zealand and offering them an unforgettable travel experience.



Busabout logoBusabout

Our hop-on hop-off travel network designed exclusively for the independent and budget conscience traveller. Our coach network covers 34 destinations in 9 countries including Europe’s most exciting capital cities. Busabout Adventures and Festivals are great value trips and are an awesome way to travel, be it the highlights of Italy and Spain, sailing along the Croatian or Turkish coast, exploring Eastern Europe and North Africa or partying at Europe’s most famous festivals like Pamplona and Oktoberfest.



Haggis Adventures logoHaggis Adventures

We’ve been running legendary trips for backpackers and independent travellers since 1993 that get you off the beaten track and explore Scotland, England and Wales. Our reputation has been built on ‘word of mouth’ recommendation and our mission is to make each trip the best one yet. Our trips range from day tours to 10 day adventures plus Easter, Christmas and Hogmanay specials. And we have the best Guides – proud locals who are passionate about showing you around and who want you to love their country as much as they do.



Shamrock Adventures logoShamrocker Adventures

Since 1999, it’s been our mission to give independent budget travelers the chance to discover Ireland and remember it as one of the best times of their life! We'll make sure you get a tremendous insight into our country, meet real local characters and discover what it means to be Irish. All our guides are 100% Irish born and bred. Full legends in their own right and who have more stories and knowledge of history that you would think was possible.




Put yourself in the picture, travel the world with YHA.

Join YHA to explore Australia and the world on a budget. To start, there are over 4,000 hostels around the world, and thousands of YHA discounts on the things that matter, like transport, tours, activities, meals and attractions.

Whether you're an independent global traveller or taking the family around Australia, from only AU$32, there's a YHA membership to suit everyone.



VIP Backpackers logoVIP Backpackers

Start saving now and get yourself the must have VIP Backpackers Membership Card.

For just AU$37 for 12 months, you get a handy Accommodation guide, VIP Membership Card and an prepaid Virgin SIM. Not only will you save a minimum of $1 off in any of the 1,300 quality VIP hostels worldwide, but you will also access discounts on hundreds of tours, travel passes, sightseeing and adventure activities.



photo_signatureSail in Greece Adventures

Want to spend a week island hopping through Greece on an enormous party boat? Sail in Greece Adventures offers fun-filled holiday packages for 18 to 35-year-olds looking to experience exclusive parties surrounded by breath-taking scenery.

The local crew and owners are passionate about providing an unforgettable experience for travellers who want to smash reality and live the unreal.  Sail in Greece Adventures have offices in London and Athens, and are open 24/7 to assist you. Get a 25% discount on any cruise as a 1st Contact customer.



Stoke Travel logoStoke Travel

Stoke Travel is the favourite travel company of open-minded international travellers. Based in Barcelona, the team is known for their surf, festival and party tour packages that are perfectly priced for the backpacker budget.

Take a road trip, a surfari or visit the mountains for a snowboarding session - there are dozens of events every year at multiple European destinations. The Stoke Travel Passport gives travellers the option to visit more than 20 destinations with flexible itineraries.



go sail turkey logoGo Sail Turkey

Go Sail Turkey is the best way to see Turkey! Sleep under the stars, swim with sea turtles, get an en-suite cabin as standard, share cold beers with your shipmates, tuck into three amazing meals every day and dive into secluded bays.

With both 4-day one-way and 7-day Turkey sails, you’ll be sure to find the right route at the best price that fits into your travel plans. Ask us their special group offers and add-on land tours to Gallipoli, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Istanbul and ANZAC Day specials.

Get 5% off by using the discount code EXPAT5 when submitting an enquiry form.


Visit Go Sail Turkey's website


back-roads-logoBack-Roads Touring

At Back-Roads Touring, we’ve spent over 25 years crafting small group holidays that delve a little bit deeper. Tours that don’t simply drop by the top sights and major cities, but invite you to see a destination through the eyes of the people who know it best: The locals who call it home. Where journeys are made for absorbing never-to-be-forgotten views and each day ends in a cherry-picked boutique retreat loaded with local charm.

In 2015 and 2016, Back-Roads Touring won “Best Small Coach Holiday Company” at the British Travel Awards. We’re especially proud of these awards because they are voted for by our loyal customers.

Visit the Back-Roads website




Run by travellers, for travellers, Intrepid lead the way in terms of sustainable, experience-rich worldwide travel. 

Go sailing in Croatia, walking in Spain or eat your way through Italy… and that’s just the start! Age, pillow preference, budget, travelling solo or together as a family? We’ve got you covered. All that matters is where you’d like to go. Our mission is to deliver the best travel experiences to anyone who’s up for them. A soft landing or a wild take-off? Intrepid has what you need. 

Purchasing a Kickstart package will unlock a 5% discount per person off any Intrepid trip worldwide. Simply quote “promo 53016” when booking.

Visit the Intrepid website



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Entertainment and social discounts



OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 16 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 32,000 restaurants. OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation.



SANZA logo


SANZA delivers homegrown treats straight to the doors of homesick Aussies, Kiwis and South Africans all over the UK and Europe.

With a next day service, loyalty discounts, free UK delivery and an extensive, constantly growing range of food, drinks, souvenirs, health and beauty products, SANZA is the one-stop-shop for everything you miss from the Southern Hemisphere.



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The South African Shop

The South African Shop has everything you could possibly want from South Africa. For South Africans it’s a Home from Home. Open seven days a week, in the town centre of Maidenhead, just 15 minutes from Heathrow. Or visit our online store and enjoy our fast, efficient and free next day delivery. 



Bizzi B's Best Biltong logo

Bizzi B's Best Biltong

Welcome to Bizzi B's Best Biltong - The online store that brings you the very best of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Come on in, browse the store and enjoy.



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Accommodation discounts


Accommodation in London

Accommodation in London is a top quality housing provider tailored for professionals and working holiday makers from around the globe.

A variety of rooming options are available in clean, modern houses which are conveniently based in the growing hotspots of Zone 2 Northwest London in Willesden Green and Kilburn area.

Your choices of dorm rooms, private studios or private rooms are available for you to choose from. You get free WiFi and unlimited internet, fully furnished; cutlery and crockery all included and includes all bills.



Ultimate Housing

Ultimate Housing is a top quality house-share provider tailored for professionals and working-holiday makers from around the globe. A variety of rooming options are available in clean, modern houses which are conveniently based in the growing hotspots of South East London around Canada Water, Canary Wharf and the Docklands. With affordable rent and flexible terms of stay from three weeks onwards, we offer the ideal accommodation solution for newcomers to London who are finding their feet and looking to meet like-minded people.



Hostel World logo Hostelworld

Looking for that affordable accommodation no matter where you are around the world? 1st Contact have partnered with to offer our clients affordable accommodation in Hostels, Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Holiday Apartments Youth Hostels and Campsites.



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Starfone International Calling logoStarfone International Calling

With Starfone you can make Cheap international phone calls from any UK fixed line phone or your mobile phone. International calling has never been easier. Simply visit our website and choose the service that works for you. was established in 1999. The business has since expanded into an extremely successful international business telecommunications company with 48 full-time employees – and it's still growing. The company has been an Orange Business Specialist since 2001, became the first T-Mobile Business Partner in 2002 and has since become Business Consultants for Vodafone, O2 and 3.

These partnerships reflect the high recognition and trust conferred upon as a co-brand. is ethically committed and provides over 30 charities with free handsets and line rental annually. It is our goal to do our part in making the world a better place for all of us.



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Development courses


SSG logoSpecialist Security Group

The Specialist Security Group is the security training partner of some of the biggest names in the UK's private security and surveillance industry. They offer Security Industry Authority (SIA) training to and on behalf of a range of other recognisable security organisations. They are the only SIA security-training provider to have divisions dedicated to providing permanent, temporary and contract security-licensed jobs. 



JobTestPrep logoJobTestPrep

Most employers in the UK use psychometric tests as part of their recruitment process to ensure you are a good fit for the position and company. JobTestPrep are the UK leaders in psychometric practice tips. They give you the edge in interviews by helping you prep for the many different tests and giving you key advice and tips. 



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Travel visas and insurance


Prince Visas logo

Prince Visas

Thinking of a weekend break in romantic Paris or just a laze in sunny Spain? 1st Contact has partnered with Prince Visas, who specialise in tourist and business visa applications for UK travelers. If you require a business or tourist visa - look no further than Prince Visas and 1st Contact to make this process hassle free.

With this arrangement we can assist in processing visas to over 100 destinations worldwide, including: Portugal, India, China, Russia, Turkey, France and many more.

You can get up to date visa information on over 100 destinations and view application requirements, together with visa fees and even download the visa application forms all for free. The best news is, mention 1st Contact and get 10% off any web price visa. Contact us on +44 (0) 207 730 1207, or send us an email through our website



Privilege Insurance logo

Privilege Insurance

Car insurance: Qualify for our exclusive internet discount when you buy Privilege Car Insurance online.

Home insurance: Up to 25% introductory discount on Privilege Home Insurance when you buy online.

Breakdown cover: 25% off your first year's cover with Privilege Breakdown Cover online.

Customer benefits: Discounts on insurance, and exclusive offers on some of your favourite brands.



Churchill Insurance logoChurchill Insurance

Independent research shows one out of every 10 people save as much as £140 by switching to Churchill car insurance.

We review our rates and cover every week so you can enjoy excellent value. Read on to find out some of the ways we'll look after you as a Churchill car insurance customer.



Blue Insurance logo Blue Insurance

Blue Insurance is a multi-award winning company that is committed to offering customers great deals on superior insurance at a low cost. They have a solution for all your insurance needs with cover for travel, car hire, breakdowns, gadgets, weddings and even pets. Get annual travel insurance from £50, single trip travel insurance from £18, and backpacker travel insurance from £20.


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Become a 1st Contact Kickstart affiliate partner

Our affiliate scheme is used to promote 1st Contact's services, either through a reciprocal relationship or through affiliate commissions, where terms and conditions apply. If you are interested in becoming an affiliate partner, please contact us at

We have some exciting news
for all our 1st Contact clients...

1st Contact is rebranding to Sable International!

For the last 18 months we've been merging with our big brother, Sable International. By the end of the year, we're going to complete the rebrand.

The accountants, brokers, advisors and caseworkers that you are used to dealing with will not be going anywhere as the entire 1st Contact team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that same great service, just under a new name.

We'll be keeping you in the loop as we prepare for the next exciting phase in this rebranding.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

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