… Customizing A Package For The Best Deal
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For the trip of a lifetime, round the World travel tickets are a good option to consider. These are usually valid for one year from the date of purchase and allow a number of ‘legs’ to the journey, with stopovers at your chosen destinations and even ‘gaps’ in your journey so that you can complete a section of your adventure by land or sea.
If you know what you are doing, do your research thoroughly beforehand, it is often possible to buy your round the world air ticket with a massive saving. Companies selling round the world tickets will bulk buy the tickets for your trip, combining twenty or thirty individual trips into one package that can cost you only around 15-20% of the price of those trips taken individually.
How To Plan Your Round The World Route
If you know the route you want your journey to take, you can plan your journey from scratch. This might require some help and advice from the company you are buying from as, for most people this would be a rather intimidating task.
Probably a better option is to look at the ticket company’s website and pick one of their packages closely matching the journey you are planning. It is easier to ‘tweak’ an existing package and make some changes to tailor it to your requirements than it is to start from a blank canvas when buying round the World travel tickets.
For example if you look at the website of Airtreks (http://tripplanner.airtreks.com) they have monthly specials that you can browse, choose from and customize. Alternatively, you can make your own individual route. It is easy with their easy to follow visual editor to choose destinations to add to an existing package or delete those that do not appeal. You can choose to travel between different locations by surface or by air. For example, in Australia, you could choose a longer stay and travel by land from Sydney to Brisbane or you could make this another flight section of your trip.
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/ is another good site that will give you inspiration (if any is needed), on where to go and what to see. Using one of these sites is a great way to develop ideas and budget for your round the World trip. The cost impact of any changes you make to your itinerary is on-screen immediately. Helpful staff that you can speak to by phone or email will help you to avoid any potential pitfalls that you might not have considered, such as likely adverse weather conditions in certain destinations at your intended time of travel.
Your Round The World Package Can Be Flexible
Buying round the world tickets as a package at the outset, does not mean you have to buy all your flight times and dates at the outset. You can stay longer in some destinations if you want and buy your ticket for the next section of your journey when you are ready. Buying a package is definitely the most cost effective and affordable way of making that journey of a lifetime.
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