Round-the-word travel gets new Website

The Great Escapade, round-the-world air ticket, which joins together Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, has launched a new user-friendly website www.thegreatescapade.com. Planning your Escapade is simple and easy. Travellers have 29,000 miles to use up across the airlines’ global networks and stopovers are unlimited. Escapaders have the freedom to travel to destinations from Cape Town, Delhi, Bangkok, Shanghai, Sydney, Auckland, Fiji to Los Angeles and more.

Economy prices start from GBP1016 including taxes and Business class from GBP3848 including taxes for an Itinerary that would take travellers from London-Los Angeles-Singapore- Hong Kong-London. Travellers can purchase additional mileage from GBP130 for 1,500 miles up to a maximum of 4,500 miles.

The website www.thegreatescapade.com gives travellers a step-by-step guide on planning their trip which can then be saved, printed off, or an itinerary emailed to a friend or travel agent. There are also great route ideas and postcards from travellers who have used The Great Escapade. Travellers can call the The Great Escapade helpline on 0870 190 4466 to make bookings or to speak to a travel expert. Alternatively, the ticket can be booked through their travel agent.

Simon Bean Air New Zealand’s European Regional Manager said: “The Great Escapade website is the place to start planning a trip in one easy go. The information on routes, itinerary suggestions and feedback from travellers make it very simple and user friendly to start planning a trip around the world without leaving the comfort of your home.”

Singapore Airlines General Manager UK/I Marvin Tan said: “Travelling the world is a click away. The Great Escapade site is easy to use with helpful route suggestions and postcards from travellers. Going round the world is everyone’s dream and this site makes it a reality”.

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Commenting on the new website Steve Ridgway, chief executive of Virgin Atlantic, said;

“People of all ages want to travel the world from the student in their gap year to retired couples and The Great Escapade website, with all of its useful tips and information enables the would be traveller to make the world a smaller more familiar place”
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