• Round the World Flights

    RTW Plane

    Travel CUTS’ Round the World (RTW) fares are the cheapest and best way to explore the globe.

    Unlike most RTW tickets, which are based on complicated continent and mileage pricing plans, our à la carte approach can save you thousands of dollars because you only have to pay for the flights you want to take! Our exclusive deals allow you to create an unforgetable journey at the fraction of the cost of regular RTW trips. Here are some of the benefits of planning your adventure with Travel CUTS.

    Value for Money

    Because we have an à la carte approach to booking round the world travel, you only have to pay for the flights you want! Travel CUTS’ Round the World Student Exclusive tickets are often hundreds to thousands of dollars cheaper than standard RTW tickets.

    Airline Partners

    Unlike the standard airline alliance RTW tickets, we have negotiated special student and youth fares with many of the world’s leading airlines. This opens up the entire world to you instead of being restricted to just 10 or 20 partner airlines. A wide choice of airlines saves you time in addition to money because more carriers means more flight options for you.

    Stopovers

    TCUTS Travel Experts are always looking to get you the most bang for your buck with our Round the World trips which is why we will discuss stopover options during your trip planning.

    A stopover is when you stay over 24 hours in a city that you would otherwise just be changing planes in, and best of all they are often free! Top stopover cities include London, Tokyo, Bangkok, Dubai, Nadi and Reykjavik.

    Ground Options

    Clouds all look the same from 30,000 feet in the air which is why we suggest you consider overland and overwater options to ensure you have the best experiences as you cross the globe. Rail travel, small group adventure tours, bus passes and cruises are just a few of the ways you can make the most out of your trip.

    Feeling adventurous? How about transcontinental trek across Africa or South America, or board a ship for Antarctica!

    Seasons

    Airline pricing fluctuates based on the time of year, which means prices are often more expensive during summer and around holidays when more people want to fly. Travelling outside of the “high season” period can often save you hundreds in airfare, not to mention much shorter lines at attractions and cheaper hotel and hostel prices. Speak with an TCUTS Travel Expert to decide if low season travel is right for you.

    Flexibility

    We know your plans might change which is why many of our Student Exclusive tickets offer special date change and refund rules just for students and youth. Our student and youth tickets have favourable terms and conditions which allow for greater flexibility. Ask your Travel Expert for more details.

    Circle Trips

    We understand that not everyone has the time it takes to circumnavigate the globe, which is why our à la carte pricing and large airline selection is ideal for those that just want to hit a one or two continents before returning home. Popular circle trips include Canada-South America-Africa-Canada and Canada-Asia-Australia-Canada.

    Support

    Travel CUTS is always here to help, especially since we have branches located on or near university campuses!

    To get started on booking your trip of a lifetime, call us at 866.246.9762 or visit your local Travel CUTS Store today.

  • Single Ticket vs. RTW Ticket - The Pros and Cons

    Single Airline Alliance Ticket

    • + easy to purchase
    • + one ticket, so you only have one set of rules for cancellation, change fees, baggage and routing changes
    • + rerouting possible for a fee
    • - tends to be more expensive
    • - restricted to set mileage or number of stops on a continent
    • - surface sectors are counted in mileage
    • - no backtracking :(
    • - some destinations don't work within an alliance
    • - pricing is subject to carrier pricing and ticketing is required within 24 hours of receiving quote
     
     

    A Travel CUTS RTW Ticket

    • + tend to be less expensive
    • + more flexibility with airline choices
    • + more stopover choices
    • + surface sectors don't count in pricing
    • + backtracking is permitted
    • + mix your choices of transportation (train, boat, bus, car, horse, camel)
    • +/- since these are separate tickets, penalties tend to be more expensive unless travelling on student fares
    • - takes a long time to book, can be prone to errors
    • - baggage restrictions vary to each airline
    • - rerouting may or may not be possible based on the airline
     
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  • Tips for RTW Travel

    Stay longer in fewer places: Just pick a few countries and explore each one thoroughly. Your experience will be infinitely richer as a result, you will enjoy your trip more and you will have a much better trip!

    Slow down: Traveling fast is extremely exhausting and expensive

    Get money when you can: When going to a smaller city make sure you have enough currency to get there, do your activities, and have enough left to leave.

    Start networking: Before you go do a lot of networking and let as many people as possible know about your plans. Maybe start a travel blog and have as many people back home following along as possible; they can give great travel tips and insights into your destinations.

    Check the weather: As Canadians, we love to talk about the weather; just make sure you know typical weather conditions for where you're going. You don't want to head into a monsoon season!

    Don’t stress about pre-booking everything
    : You don't need to pre-book everything, at the end of the day people are more than happy to help you give them money - plus you might want to switch up your plans.

    But do sort out your visa situation.

    Less is more: Whatever you do, pack light!

    Choose the right shoes: From sneakers to CROCS, make sure your feet are well covered and comfortable regardless of conditions.

    Beware it could change your life: Travelling can be so addictive, you end up wanting to change your life to include more time travelling, if not a permanent move overseas. But is that really a problem?!