What is a RTW ticket?

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and head out into the big wide world? Good decision. But do you just have the vague notion of travelling ‘around the world’ in your head and are not actually sure how it all works? Sure, I hear you. Well lucky for you, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to tell you everything you need to know about RTW tickets. Just read on my friend it will all make sense…

What does RTW mean?

RTW stands for Round the World. RTW tickets allow you to travel to more than one destination. So round the world could be London to Dubai, Dubai to Sydney, Sydney to Auckland, Auckland to London and you can do all of those destinations on just one ticket! How cool is that?
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Where can you go on a RTW ticket?

Anywhere and everywhere! Well let’s keep it realistic, the route has to make sense i.e. from Antarctica to Thailand might not be the most accessible. Also, you can’t hop back to London in between, the trip has to start and end in the UK. The experts will work out where the different airlines fly and match up the routes accordingly. But we can pretty much tailor make it to wherever you want to go! Nailed it.
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How much are RTW tickets?

Depends on where you are flying to! The more destinations the more expensive the ticket. But we have some RTW tickets from as cheap as £339, like the Nor’Easter! At first glance, they may look like they cost more but it actually works out a HECK of a lot cheaper than buying lots of individual tickets to multiple destinations. For example, Across the Pond heads to 8 different stops across the Americas and AT THE MOMENT* is only £899, that’s about 100 quid a ticket. Mega cheap!
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How flexible are RTW tickets?

Seriously flexible. If you’re after flexibility while you’re away and think there’s a possibility you might change your flights then go for a RTW ticket. The average traveller changes their flights at least 5 times – so it’s pretty likely. RTW tickets are eligible for our ‘multi-flex pass’ which means you can get either 3 changes for £69 or unlimited changes for £99 which is GREAT, normally changing a flight once can cost at least £100 *screams*. You can also spend as long as you like in each destination, as most RTW tickets are valid for up to 12 months. It’s definitely worth getting, you’ll save yourself some serious money!
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Where can I book a RTW ticket?

You can book a RTW ticket in store with one of our Travel Experts, they will talk you through everything you need to know! They’re lovers of all things travel, they will help you plan which countries to visit within your time frame and tell you the cheapest route to take. It really benefits speaking to a person face to face, getting all of their ideas and putting your mind at rest. If you can’t make it into store, you can always speak to one of our RTW Experts over the phone.
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Who are RTW Experts?

These guys are pro on all things RTW. Many of them have done their own backpacking trips around the world. They’ve visited hundreds of countries between them and some have over 25 years’ worth of experience. When they’re not helping you guys plan your dream trip, they’re satisfying their wanderlust by exploring every corner of the world themselves. Take your pick from one of the experts with the most suited destination knowledge!

Make a little bit more sense? If you want to know more, check out all things RTW here or give one of our guys a call they will be more than happy to help!