Natas Fair is here again! The most important Singapore travel fair will start from Friday, 27 Feb to Sunday, 1 March 2009. Traditionally, more people visit the Natas Travel Fair in March then the one in August.
For People Looking for Travel Deals
The Natas Fair offers some of the best travel deals and cheap travel packages. You can get 40% or more discount at the travel fair than when you walk in to book your tour package, hotel or air ticket directly at the travel agencies.
I like to go to Natas Fair to look for the best value travel packages for my travel plan. Usually, I will have a number travel destinations. This year I wish to visit Yunnan, China and Tokyo, Japan. Also the relative cheap AUD makes it attractive to self-drive in Australia.
However, I don’t rule out travelling further if the price is right.
Cheap Europe Tour
Europe tour is always expensive. The cheap way to travel Europe is to backpack. Still, the EURO is relatively expensive against SGD.
The alternative is to visit UK instead. You can take a budget airline to UK and the exchange rate has fallen to about lower SGD2.20. Also, Singaporeans have little language problem in UK – we speak some form of English, don’t we?
Taking a Holiday nearer Home
Another option is to travel within the region: Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines and destinations within 5 hours flight.
I heard that there are several 5-star resorts and hotels opening in the region this year. (What a bad timing?!)
- Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa, Philippines
Opening 2 March 2009
- Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives
Opening Late Spring 2009
- Sheraton Huadu Resort
Opening October 2009
Leave a comment below if you know of new resorts opening in the region.
I am hoping that due to the global economic crisis, there will be heavily discounted room rates at these new resorts.