Star Alliance customers can now travel around the world stopping only at two destinations for at least 24 hours using selected Star Alliance Round the World (RTW) fares.
Up to now, a minimum of three stopovers was required for all RTW tickets.
This change increases the number of itineraries available under the RTW product, and travellers can now build their own routings within the maximum mileage of the selected fare level.
Although stopovers of at least 24 hours must be made in a minimum of two cities, the overall itinerary may include up to 15 stops.
Travel needs to begin and end in the same country and be in one direction, either going East or West, although some zigzagging is permitted within a single continent. Both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean must be crossed once.
In order to inspire customers, Star Alliance has also created a range of themed RTW journeys, which include Epicurean Adventure, Architecture Hotspots, Nature Trail, Beneath the Sea, Wine Harvests, Romantic Journey, Water World and Global Icons.
The Star Alliance RTW fares are available for travel in First, Business, Premium Economy or Economy Class and are valid for 12 months.