Wednesday, 1 June 2011 12:00 AM
Jetsetters who have set aside a few months or a year to pack up everything and head abroad could find world flights that stop in a number of locations will allow them to have a broader travelling experience.
Gap-year students or people taking a career break looking to spend a long time exploring the world are likely to want to head to as many different locations as they can possibly fit in.
This is why multi-stop tickets might come in handy, as travellers can purchase a flight that stops in various destinations of their choice, without having to worry about booking individual journeys from one place to the next.
Not only does this mean that globe trotters can have their itinerary mapped out before they set foot on a plane, they can also save money because they do not have to buy separate international tickets along the way.
The popularity of cheap round the world tickets has been growing over the last few years as people on gap years want to head abroad without breaking the bank.
With budget multi-stop flights, there are still a number of places covered in the tickets and they usually include destinations in Australia, the US and Asia.
Travellers can add more locations to their flights, for example, a visit to New Zealand or another stop in Asia, to have greater variation during their trip and enable them to see more on their holiday.
Or you can decide on an itinerary to suit your exact needs by choosing the countries you want to visit and finding a world flight that includes stops there.
People who have always wanted to head to Africa could pick a ticket that goes via Johannesburg or Cape Town, or if you’ve dreamt about standing at the foot of Cristo Redentor or doing the Inca Trail, you could opt for flights heading towards South America.
Multi-stop tickets therefore give people the flexibility to choose exactly where they want to go and how long for, as you can decide the dates of all your flights before you leave.
And if you find that you love one destination so much you want to stay for longer, then you always have the option to change the flight for a later date.
This enables travellers to enjoy their adventure without worrying about how they travel to the next continent, while having as much freedom as they could desire to steer their holiday plans exactly the way they want.