Wednesday, August 6, 2008

NATAS TRAVEL FAIR 2008 Part 1

Last Saturday, I was at Singapore Expo for the NATAS Travel Fair. I was collecting some travel guides and brochures. We need to pay an admission fee of $3 for adults. The fair was over a three day period and saw a record of 65,000 people visiting the fair. The travel companies make a few millions during this 3 days. Singaporean love to travel.

Look at the crowd queuing to enter. But the queue was fast moving. I was lucky when I was there at 1.30 pm on Saturday, the queue was much shorter but later in the afternoon, the queue was so much longer.

Inside the exhibition hall it was so huge that it was not very cramp or stuffy. The air conditioning was cooling enough to handle the huge crowd.

Lots of good bargains and discounts at the exhibition for travels to many countries. And all these come with freebies.

For more photos on the fair, you could view them at my travel blog.

14 comments:

napaboaniya said...

I heard there were people Q'ing up hours before the fair even opened!! Did you manage to get any good deals there? :)

alicesg said...

No, I did not booked any tours at the fair. I just went to South Korea in March 2008. I might go to Malaysia end of this year. Just went there to collect some travel guides to Malaysia and some brochures for my next trip next year. (I have not decided where to travel to next year.)

Lara said...

in Romania it's the same: people love to travell!

alicesg said...

Very True Lara. Everyone love to travel.

Lawstude said...

So... have you decided where to travel next?

alicesg said...

Might visit Malaysia end of this year but not sure about next year. I would love to visit Japan since I have visited Korea this year but I have to find time. :)

HZDP said...

and we have a trading fair as well in Hangzhou, actually lots of customers come from Singaprore.

Squirrel said...

This is interesting--I've never been to a travel expo.

Squirrel said...

The last time I was in Europe, a hotel owner told me that very few American born Americans even have passports! But I've been traveling since I was a kid, I had just assumed nearly everyone had a passport.

Kitem said...

I heard about those travel fair, there is also one in Kuala Lumpur, very successfull, I heard they have very interesting and cheap packages.
Let me know if you are in Malaysia inb January.

alicesg said...

Kitem, I have not make up mind whether to go on sea cruise to KL or land tour. If it is sea cruise, it would only meant few hours on land and if land tour it will only be few days and I would be shopping like mad..hehehe.

Anyway thanks.

Daniel J Santos said...

I never was in the travel exhibition, but is able to be very interesting.

zakscloset said...

ooooh, i want to travel!!! even though i just got back from a long vacation, i still feel like i can handle many many more :^)

the donG said...

it's cool to visit some expos. there are a lot of freebies and you get to interact with people in the business.