how do you show you have enough funds/money if you only have one way tickets.i mean you dont have a problem with a RTW ticket but say i get single tickets as i go along and get to a country and seeings as i wont have a plane ticket to get out of the country how do i show them ive got enough money to pay for one in the future.does this make sense?
Thats what i was thinking about. A credit card is sufficient is it?? It says in books that officially you need an onward ticket. Has anyone else had probs with them not allowing a credit card??
Credit cards - though they may make you wait while they contact the card's bank of issue to verify available (remaining) credit amount.
Once you have a travel plan organized (whether you really stick to it or not) you may want to consider setting up bank accounts in some of the countries you know you will definitely visit - especially since you are looking at a 1-2 year trip. (See, I remember.) That can be done through your current bank at home. Proof of deposits into those accounts are also accepted by many countries, though - again - they may check with the banks to verify funds.
A few years ago, a friend embarked on a RTW biking tour. He was gone for 16 months. He consulted his personal bank concerning issues such as yours. They helped him work out all the nuances and set up accounts to make his travel easier. It turned out to be a good idea for him. His bike, wallet and main backpack were stolen from him in India (at knifepoint). He had duplicate ID info which he carried in a "money belt" under his shorts. Using one of the accts, he was able to purchase a new bike, etc and continue his tour.
thanks for the help isadora i will speak to my bank when ive prepared myself to talk to them.i know if i go and see them they will want to try and sell me something i dont need or try and get me to invest my money with them knowing full well their investment rates are rubbish.