New themed Round the World itineraries

FRANKFURT, August 12 -- Star Alliance has added themed itineraries to its Round the World product portfolio. In addition to being able to create a journey from scratch, interested travellers can now choose from a range of Round the World themed journeys. These include: World Food, World Wonders, Architecture Hotspots, Nature Trail, Aquatic Wonders, Ramsar Wetlands, Natural Wonders, Great Hotels, Sports Hotspots, Wine Tasting, Romantic Journey and Luxury Lifestyle. Full details can be found here.

The online Round the World booking tool "Book & Fly" has been updated to allow potential travellers to choose the closest airport to their home as the starting point for their selected themed itinerary. Further customisation by adding, removing or exchanging destinations is also possible.

Supporting the launch of the new Round the World themes,we have engaged seven travel bloggers to travel on one of the themed itineraries and report on their journey. So why not follow Mark Wiens as he tries culinary delights across the globe or check out Megan and Mike Jerrard's romantic journey. See how Justin Carmack takes a dive into underwater hotspots or follow Scott Eddy as he tastes wines on six continents. Michael Schulz is photographing architectural wonders while Karen Day is travelling on a whirlwind "Professional Gap Year" tour. Last, but by no means least, see which World Wonders Oneika-the-Traveler explores.

You can find out more at http://www.staralliance.com/en/rtw-bloggers.

The Star Alliance Round the World fares are available for travel in First, Business, Premium Economy or Economy Class and depending on the fare, customers can choose to travel for either up to six or twelve months.

-- Janet Northcote