I along with my girlfriend went for our first ever RTW Trip in March 2015 on this itinerary – New Delhi – Dubai – London – Budapest – Seattle – New Delhi. As this was a totally new experience for us, we started doing generic google searches on how to get hold of a ticket to get us through around the world.
The one option that came forth from these online searches was the Alliances. I contacted One World and Star Alliance and took quotes for the itinerary that I finally went on. To compare the costing aspect, I did some further search to see whether there are any specific companies dealing specially in this type of travel.
I bumped into ticketsroundtheworld.com through online searches.
Experience with ticketsroundtheworld.com
I searched for reviews of ticketsroundtheworld.com and found it to be a legitimate company. I read their review on BBB (through the link on their website) and found out that they have been in the business since 2005, so they were reasonably well into the RTW platform. Their reviews of Yelp (https://www.yelp.com/biz/ticketsroundtheworld-seatac-4) were also pretty decent. This gave me a positive outlook towards the company. From their information listed at BBB, their business is registered in Calgary, AB whereas they have an office Seattle, WA (on google maps).
I checked out their website and went through several articles that they have posted. In general, the articles written about RTW Travel, tickets, flights, dates, inspiration were very informative and certainly lent some tricks on how to travel around the world without having to shell too much money. The articles are certainly useful.
I contacted them through their online request form. I put in my itinerary details and gave them a rough estimate of my travel dates. Their form was pretty simple and user friendly.
I got an acknowledgment immediately through email. The next day, one of their agents, Daniel set up a call with me. He was patient throughout and was all ears for my travel plans and preferences. From the conversation, he seemed to be knowledgeable about their business and gave me a lot of suggestions about how I could get hold of a relatively cheaper airfare.
The degree of flexibility in terms of dates and the corresponding airfare of flights was one aspect that had me certainly going gung-ho about them. As compared to another travel specialist on this aspect, these guys turned out to be several notches higher.