We're planning a RTW trip in 2014, hopefully starting in February, it'll also be our first time traveling!
Our plan is London-Thailand-Oz-New Zealand-Fiji-Bali-London.
I'm also looking into ticket options, I've emailed looooads of companies with our route and will compare all the prices once I've got reply's.
I've found that STA travel are expensive, not just with ticket but with excursions etc they try and make money on everything when it's clear that travel/accommodation/day trips will be cheaper to book once we're in the countries.
They also wanted an extra £30 pp to fill in our visa forms for us!
We're guna be travelling on budget, so any advise that you've found will be good :-)