Frequently Asked Questions

Can I book my flight with you if I live outside the UK?

We are more than happy to assist our guests with their flight bookings, no matter where they are in the world. We understand that sometimes it can be tricky to get round the world airfares that originate and terminate in your home country, but we will do our best to help you out. If worst comes to worst, we can always book your flights here to start your ticket and then your flights home again at the end. Either way, we want to make sure you have a hassle-free and enjoyable experience with us from start to finish.

How important is it to speak the language?

Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, it's always useful to be able to speak the local language. Being able to communicate with the locals will make your trip more enjoyable, as you'll be able to learn about hidden gems and participate in celebrations rather than being a spectator. If you're planning on spending a lot of time in a foreign country, there are often courses available to help you learn the basics of the local language. Even if you only speak a few phrases, it will show the locals that you're making an effort to learn their language and culture, and they'll appreciate it. So next time you're planning a trip, consider taking some time to learn the local language first - it will definitely be worth it in the end!

How can I find out if it's safe to travel to certain destinations?

When travelling to another country, it is always important to research the most up to date travel information and advice. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) website is a great resource for this, as it provides travel advice for all different countries. Simply enter in the country you are travelling to on the FCO website and it will bring up relevant travel information. This travel information can include things like entry requirements, health and safety risks, and any current travel warnings or alerts. It is always a good idea to check the FCO website before travelling to another country, so that you are aware of any risks or potential problems. By being informed and prepared, you can help ensure that your trip goes smoothly and safely.

Check out the Foreign & Commonwealth Office web site at www.fco.gov.uk for the most up to date travel advice for the countries you intend travelling to.

Can you help with volunteering?

Yes. If you want to make you trip more meaningful, volunteering is a great way to do it. With so many different volunteering opportunities available, there's sure to be one that's perfect for you. Whether you're interested in building houses in Africa, or helping to conserve turtles in Central America, volunteering is a great way to see the world and make a difference at the same time. And, if you're interested in teaching English as a foreign language, we can also recommend some great TEFL courses and point you in the right direction where to look for teaching jobs abroad. So, if you're looking for a way to make your trip more meaningful, volunteering is a great option.

Do I need to take out travel insurance?

Yes, definitely. Travel insurance is always vital on a round the world trip, and we highly recommend you obtain this as soon as your flights are booked. As you will be travelling to different countries and no doubt be experiencing the local culture, there will be a range of activities to tempt you. Obtaining the correct travel insurance policy can cover you for most of these activities. Should anything happen, you can have the peace of mind of knowing that you are covered both medically and in terms of your possessions.

Do you only book flights?

We are more than happy to provide guideance and recommendations on everything from hotels, tours, campervans etc, our core focus is only on flights. We aim to take the stress out of your travel experience, therefore we are willing to work with any other travel agency you book your ground components with to make sure any changes or adjustments you need to make with your flights are seamless.

What are taxes and why do I have to pay so much for them?

Taxes are a combination of Government taxes and airline charges which combine together to give you your total taxes. Generally, the more stops you make the more tax you will have to pay, as every time you land and take off again taxes will be charged. Some airlines charge more for taxes than others, so it is our job to ensure that we chose the correct airlines for your flights so that we can keep the cost as low as possible for you. Unfortunately, part of the tax is levied against the price of fuel which is dependent on the price of oil. This can fluctuate regularly, and it nearly always increases. You will pay the taxes as quoted on the day of your final payment; it is therefore an advantage to pay for the ticket as early as you can.

Can I leave my dates open?

It is a requirement of booking a travel ticket that a provisional date is booked for all flight sectors, however if it is too far in advance to book the dates or should you have a change of plan these dates can be amended to your chosen dates availability permitting. Remember if you are travelling at busy times or you know there is a special event on you should change your dates as soon as you can to make sure you can travel on your preferred travel dates.

How long can I travel for?

Most of our standard tickets only last a year (12months) however should you have a longer trip in mind please do speak to us as we can combine tickets to give you a longer trip. Its worth remembering that flights can only be booked between 10 and 11 months in advance, so if you are planning a longer trip we may have to change some dates whilst you are travelling.

Can we take a different trip from those outlined on your website?

Yes. The trips on the website are merely examples of some of our more popular trips, we can tailor make you a trip to suit your exact needs all you need to do is ask one of our consultants.

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