NATAS Travel Fair Aug 2018: Amazing Travel Deals for Your Next Vacation in Asia

NATAS Travel Fair Aug 2018: Amazing Travel Deals for Your Next Vacation in Asia

Dreaming of a winter wonderland even before the Christmas season is here? The NATAS Travel Fair has got you covered with amazing travel deals for you to snap up. Held from 17-19 August 2018 at Singapore Expo Halls 3 and 4, the NATAS Travel Fair promises a plethora of attractive destinations and packages for you to choose from for your perfect winter getaway.

Before you head down however, remember to read up on the NATAS Travel Fair 2018 with our handy visitor’s guide!

The Far East beckons this Winter season with incredible offers to China and Japan. Whether it’s the Land of the Rising Sun or the Rising Dragon, both countries boast majestic winter landscapes with rich cultures to explore!

Otherwise, consider welcoming the new year with an enriching journey to the golden plains of Myanmar, with its awe-inspiring pagodas and stupas offering a perfect change from the hustle and bustle of urban Singapore.

CHINA

8D6N Charming Shandong Value Tour

Offered by: Nam Ho Travel (Booth 4H06)
Package name: 8D6N Charming Shandong Value Tour (CNSDT7)
Departure dates: Aug – Dec 2018
Price: From S$699 for 2 pax

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Deal highlights:

✓ Return airfare with China Eastern Airlines
✓ 6-night 5-star hotel or similar hotel stay
✓ All meals covered
✓ Airport transfers

Home to one of China’s five sacred peaks, Shandong province has a rich cultural heritage and is the location of several historical Confucian sites. Get more bang for your buck on this 8D6N Charming Shandong Value Tour with Nam Ho Travel as experienced guides take you through the province’s many attractions.

Scale mystical Mount Tai (Tai Shan), explore neighbouring scenic spots like the Peach Blossom Park (Tao Hua Yuan), and travel back to China’s dynastic past in places like Zhou Chun Ancient City and Yang Jia Bu Folk Culture Village. Have a refreshing drink or two at the Qingdao Beer Factory or head to the iconic Da Ming Lake for plenty of photo opportunities. Furthermore, with quality meals and accommodation provided on this tour, you know you’ll travel in absolute worry-free comfort while taking in Shandong’s charming sights.

JAPAN

4D3N Japan Free & Easy 1-for-1

Offered by: H.I.S. International Travel Pte Ltd (Booth 4H38)
Package name: 4D3N Japan Free & Easy 1-for-1
Booking period: Now – 19 Aug
Departure dates: Now – Mar 2019
Price: from S$1358 for 2 pax

Deal highlights:

✓ Return airfare with ANA Airlines
✓ 3-night hotel stay
✓ Free 7D WIFI SIM card
✓ Free Sanrio Puroland Tickets

Enjoy a fuss-free getaway with your special someone, thanks to H.I.S International Travel’s 1-for-1 deals to Japan! With flights and accommodation covered, you’ll spend less time fretting and more time exploring all that the Land of the Rising Sun has to offer. Choose your holiday destination from any of these amazing places in Japan: bustling Tokyo or Osaka, beautiful Hokkaido and sunny Kyushu or Okinawa!

Special 4D3N Tokyo 1-for-1

Offered by: JTB (Booth 4H05)
Package name: Special 4D3N Tokyo
Booking period: 17 – 19 Aug
Departure dates: Sep 2018 – Mar 2019
Price: From S$1490 for 2 pax

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Deal highlights:

✓ Return airfare with ANA Airlines
✓ 3-night hotel stay
✓ Free 8D WIFI SIM card per room

Metropolitan Tokyo encapsulates the contrast between modernity and tradition that characterises the inimitable culture of Japan. With this special 1-for-1 deal with JTB, experience what Tokyo is all about by choosing your accommodation from any one of three unique districts in the city. There’s the awe-inspiring Senso-ji Temple to be visited in Asakusa; the dazzling electronics heaven that is Akihabara; or simply indulge in some upscale luxury shopping at Ginza.

Special 4D3N Osaka 1-for-1

Offered by: JTB (Booth 4H05)
Package name: Special 4D3N Osaka
Booking period: 17 – 19 Aug
Departure dates: Sep 2018 – Mar 2019
Price: From S$1420 for 2 pax

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Deal highlights:

✓ Return airfare with ANA Airlines
✓ 3-night hotel stay
✓ Free 8D WIFI SIM card per room

The brasher, more rustic neighbour of Tokyo, Osaka remains an immensely popular destination for its great food and even better attractions. Feast on okonomiyaki and takoyaki while strolling through the lively Dōtonbori shopping district — remember to try to spot the famous Glico Running Man! Good times are also to be had at Universal Studios Japan and the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyūkan; there’s also the option of spending a relaxing afternoon exploring the ever-charming Osaka Castle.

JL Tokyo Winter Special (Special Dep: 05 Dec 2018)

Offered by: JTB (Booth 4H05)
Package name: JL Tokyo Winter Special (Special Dep: 05 Dec 2018)
Booking period: Now – 21 Oct
Departure date: 05 Dec 2018
Price: From S$1570

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Deal highlights:

✓ Return airfare with Japan Airlines (JL)
✓ 5-night hotel stay
✓ Airport Transfer

Put on your ski boots, because we’re heading to the Japanese alps for some fun in the snow! Having hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics, Hakuba Village is now a famous ski resort town sporting a lively ski scene and hot springs to soak in during the winter. Nearby, the Hakuba Valley is blessed with fluffy white slopes of varying difficulties — even beginners will find gentle runs to try skiing at!

This Tokyo Winter Special package from JTB offers two exciting options: explore Tokyo for five nights with quality accommodation in Shinjuku, or switch things up with the Snow Fun package, which includes two nights in Hakuba and Tokyo-Hakuba transfers. Either way, both options feature easy airport transfers for your convenience.

JL Hokkaido Winter Special (Special Dep: 13 & 16 Dec 2018)

Offered by: JTB (Booth 4H05)
Package name: JL Hokkaido Winter Special (Special Dep: 13 & 16 Dec 2018)
Booking period: Now – 28 Oct
Departure dates: 13 Dec or 16 Dec 2018
Price: From S$1810

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Deal highlights:

✓ Return airfare with Japan Airlines (JL)
✓ 5-night hotel stay

Hokkaido offers several wintry delights: its spectacular powdered landscapes, mountains and hot springs all add to the stunning natural beauty that the island is renowned for. Take on all that Hokkaido has to show with one of these two options offered by JTB!

Forget Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari Shrine and head for the one in Sapporo — the bright red torii gates set against stark white snow is the perfect winter escape for your Insta-feed. That’s not all to be had on this five-night getaway; wander through Sapporo’s Art Park and Nakajima Park, gaze out upon the city from Mt. Moiwa, or grab some beer to warm your belly up at the ever-lively Susukino district.

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If the prefectural capital’s not quite for you, then consider revelling in the sight of snow-capped peaks at either the Greenleaf Niseko or the Rusutsu Resort. Numbering among the best ski towns in Hokkaido, make the most of your stay by trying out the plethora of winter activities (including hot springs) on offer at either resort in Niseko and Rusutsu!

9D Tokyo & Yamagata Snow Special

  Offered by: Azza Travel & Tours Pte Ltd (Booth 3H17)
Package name: 9D Tokyo & Yamagata Snow Special [Garuda Indonesia]
Departure date: 12 Dec 2018
Price: From S$3108

Deal highlights:

✓ Return airfare with Garuda Airlines
✓ 7-night hotel stay (including a mountain lodge stay at Yamagata!)
✓ Guided tour with English-speaking guide
✓ Bullet train from Tokyo to Yamagata
✓ Learn to drive a snowmobile, snowboard or simply make snowmen!
✓ Perfect for Muslims, as Halal meals are arranged!

It’s snowy mountains galore on this 9D tour package from Azza Travel! And where better to take magical photos of majestic Mt. Fuji than from Oishi Park and Oshino Hakkai, all while en route to Lake Kawaguchi? More panoramic views of the snow-capped volcano are afforded with the Kachi Kachi Ropeway, which overlooks both the Lake and Mt. Fuji in the distance.

After an overnight stay at Tokyo, you’ll be speeding your way up to Yamagata on a bullet train. Upon arrival, winter fun awaits you at the Pole Pole Farm, a mountain resort villa up by Mt. Gassan, one of the tallest mountains in the prefecture. Here, you can cook your own soba, hop on a ski mobile, or play in the powdery fresh snow for an unforgettable winter experience! Then round off your trip with a shopping break at all of Tokyo’s coolest neighbourhoods, including Shibuya and Ginza; if not, kids will surely enjoy the high-tech entertainment to be had at Odaiba.

Why wait for angels to visit this Christmas when you can be making them in the snow? To grab any of these exceptional offers, head on down to the NATAS Travel Fair 2018 this weekend!

MYANMAR

 

Offered by: Albatross World Travel & Tours Pte Ltd (Booth 4H28)
Package name: 6D5N Yangon – Bagan – Mandalay
Departure date: Now – May 2019
Price: From S$1542

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Deal highlights:

✓ Accommodation with daily breakfast
✓ Private tours and transfers
✓ Domestic flight tickets

Embark on an eye-opening trip in the new year with this tour package to Myanmar provided by Albatross World Travel! With stops that include Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay, the tour promises to delve deep into the nation’s rich histories and traditions. Kickstart your adventure with Yangon’s blockbuster highlight, the astounding Shwedagon Pagoda, with glistening gilded stupas that will be sure to leave you speechless with awe.

How does a hot air balloon ride over 4,000 ancient temples sound? This sublime experience is only to be found in the plains of Bagan, with its decorated pagodas and stupas standing testament to Myanmar’s imperial past. This tour will cover all of Bagan’s essentials, including a sunset view from the Shwesandaw Pagoda.

More spectacular views are to be had from atop Mandalay Hill and while in Amarapura, do visit the U Bein as well, an engineering marvel that is also the world’s oldest and longest teakwood bridge. Finally, at Mingun, take a ride down the Ayeyarwaddy River before exploring the unfinished remains of the Mingun Pahtodawgyi, which was originally intended to be the largest monument stupa in the world if completed!

Has any of these tour packages piqued your interest? Visit the NATAS Travel Fair 2018 to find out more!

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Shawn Lim
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If not wandering among inky serifs seeking le mot juste, you can find Shawn wandering through half-deserted streets, attending closely to the rhythms of everyday life. A big culture junkie, his first stops in a city are always its museums and cultural centres. Otherwise, he will be in cafés measuring life out in (literal) coffee spoons, all the while divining in the passing crowd images of a city, a culture, a nation.

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