By Florin R. Ferrs
Christopher Columbus was the first traveler to start on an around the world trip. He set out for Asia by heading West, where he bumped into an unknown continent. The new continent didn’t even get named after him, but after another “Italian”, Amerigo Vespucci. And Italy, of course, didn’t even exist back then either.
Aren’t we fortunate today to have Italy? We are even more fortunate to have around the world tickets that include Italy. And now with vayama’s new international websites, based in the world’s greatest travel hubs, travelers can create their our own around the world tickets for less in minutes.
Travelers can now book the same cheap one way tickets that backpackers have been buying in Bangkok and London Bucket Shops for years, in the local currency, and at a price set for the locals (not rich tourists). This is cornerstone of a cheap around the world ticket.
Here is a sample of an around the world ticket I just created today by booking 2 one way tickets on 2 different Vayama websites (USA and Thailand). My trip starts in New York so the first one way ticket got booked and issued in the vayama.com website.
I booked the second ticket on Vayama.co.th, thus completing my around the world trip with just 2 one way multiple stop tickets: Here are the details:
Ticket 1 booked in vayama.com: New York to Taipei, Taipei to Hong Kong, Hong Kong to Bangkok.
3 fantastic South East Asian cities for only $736 Total, including all taxes.
Ticket 2 Booked on vayama.co.th: Bangkok to Delhi, Delhi to London, London to New York. From Thailand to India and the UK and my flight back home to New York for only $1058 USD, total.
The Grand Total for my around the world trip: $1794. Not too bad for all those countries in one trip and booked in only 10 minutes.
If you want to explore more of Europe, you can always add a couple of low cost flights from London, the vayama.com Low Cost booking engine has flights from $29 plus tax each way from the UK to many European resorts.
I decided to split my return and use the vayama.co.uk website as below:
Sample 2 (Ticket one is the same one way flight from New York to Bangkok), Plus: Ticket 2 Booked on vayama.co.th: Bangkok to Delhi (via Mumbai), Delhi to London. From Thailand to India and on to the UK on Jet Airways only for $643 USD.
Ticket 3 booked on vayama.co.uk: London to Madrid, Madrid to Rome, Rome to New York. I booked my Air Europa flight from London to Rome via Madrid and back to New York, from $645 USD.
The grand total for my new extended route : $2024 Total, including all taxes for New York, Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Delhi, London, Madrid, Rome, New York. Not too shabby. Remember that you can save a bunch by simply booking a low cost side trip from the UK to Europe. If I do this I will probably get the whole thing for under $1999 total and I’ve done it all by myself, in under 10 minutes.
Go ahead and play around with these new international websites and create your own around the world tickets. Send me the cheapest around the world combinations you can create and take extra points for independence!