Natas Fair 2014

by GoingPlaces

Natas Fair 2013 at Singapore Expo

The next NATAS Fair 2014 will take place at the Singapore Expo in August. From past experience, do expect big crowds attending this 3-Day event as the NATAS Fair as it is the most anticipated travel fair in Singapore. Every year, ten of thousands of people pay an entrance fee of $4.00 per person to shop for their ideal holiday destination and hunt for the best Natas travel deals.

NATAS Fair 2014 August
Date: 29 – 31 August 2014
Time: 10am – 9.30pm
Veune: Singapore Expo Halls 4, 5 & 6A
Admission Fee: S$4.00 per person

The National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) organizes two travel fairs annually – in February and August to cater for the peak travel seasons during the June and December school holidays. New exotic destinations such as Bhutan, Mongolia, Sao Paulo and etc. have been introduced to attract holidaymakers who have already visited popular cities such as Bali, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Taipei and Tokyo.

This year’s NATAS 2014, Bhutan, Alaska Cruise, East Africa Safari are likely the latest exotic destinations popular among affluent travelers.

Natas Fair Credit Card Promotions

Natas Fair Credit Card Promotions

Travel packages are quite a big purchase item and holidaymakers tend to pay them through credit cards, some even settled through installments. UOB, DBS, OCBC and Citibank are some of the banks that compete fiercely to win the customers by offering goodies to those who use their credit cards to settle the Natas travel deals.

The NATAS credit card promotions offered by the banks are quite attractive – from having a chance to win shopping vouchers or even camera at the instant lucky draw dip, to receiving free gifts such as travel trolley bag or suitcase.

As such NATAS Fair never fails to bring in lots of excitements to the travel agencies, travel insurance companies, credit card companies and most importantly, the travel bargain hunters. So much as that the heat starts even weeks before the actual Natas Fair.

Pre NATAS Fair Deals & Promotions

The travel industry is huge but extremely competitive. Travel agents do everything possible to get ahead of their competitors and so emerged the Pre NATAS Fair events organized by individual travel agency. In a way, consumers benefit the most as they have more tour package choices and better-value travel deals.

Major travel agents will hold its own weekend ‘mini’ travel fair to test the market weeks ahead of the NATAS Fair at Singapore Expo. For the past years, travel agencies such as Chan Brothers, CTC Travel, SA Tours, ASA Holidays, Dynasty Travel and Hong Thai Travel have been aggressive with their promotion of Pre NATAS Tour Packages, usually held at Suntec City or Marina Bay Sands.

Natas Fair - Singapore Expo MRT

How to Get There

As Natas Travel Fair at Singapore Expo is expected to be crowded, it is advisable to take public transport there.

The MRT is probably the best mode of pubic transport to Singapore Expo. Take the East-West line and change for the Changi Airport bound train at Tanah Merah.

Natas Fair Singapore Expo MRT

Other modes of Public Transport
Bus: 12, 24, 35, 38

Taxi: Surcharge of S$2 for all taxis departing from Singapore Expo

Singapore EXPO Car Park Charges:
The following rates will apply from Mondays to Sundays including public holidays.

Cars and Light Good Vehicles
All Day Rates
First Two Hours $3.20
Subsequent ½ hourly $1.50
Maximum Daily Charge $20.00

Heavy Vehicles and Buses
All Day Rates
First Hour $3.20
Subsequent ½ hourly $1.90
Maximum Daily Charge $35.00

Free parking for motorcycles at Singapore EXPO from Mondays to Sundays including public holidays.

SQ 4D3N Hong Kong 2-to-Go fr $468 by Zuji

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Clara January 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Hi

I am planning a south korea trip for the elderly (parents). Any recommendations on the preferred tour agent and itinerary?

Thxs!

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GoingPlaces February 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Hi Clara,
If you are planning to visit South Korea in March-April, do consider a Cherry Blossoms Tour where the elderly would love it. For food wise, visit Apujong where all the best restaurants can be found in Seoul. For shopping, visit Myung Dong where there are many small shops with trendy clothes or Dongdaemun & Namdaemun for cheap clothing.

You may want to make a trip to Suntec City this weekend where the ‘mini’ Pre-Natas Fairs congregate together:
4-5 Feb
– ASA Holidays
– Dynasty Travel
Or check out CTC Tours & Chan Brothers’ travel fair next weekend:
11-12 Feb
– CTC Travel (11 & 12 Feb)
– Chan Brothers (12 Feb only)

http://www.goingplaces.sg/pre-natas-promotion/

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ronnie January 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Hi,

i’m planning for a UK trip in decemeber. Will this NATAS fair have any deals for just the air tickets (i.e free & easy)?

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Debs January 9, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Hi I am looking for travel agencies that organized tour to Tibet with Mount Everest base camps. Is there any other recommendation apart from Chan Brothers?

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GoingPlaces January 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

Hi Debs,
Tibet with Mount Everest Base Camp on the Tibetan side is indeed an exotic itinerary. There aren’t many tour agencies offer such package besides Chan Brothers. But I think you can check out this tour company, Shangrila Adventure which specialised in organising guided and customized tours to Shangrila, western China SiChuan, YunNan, Tibet, XinJiang, and Nepal.

They are contactable at http://www.shangrila-adventure.com/contact-us/

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oscar December 23, 2011 at 11:40 pm

I’m planning on going korea in Mar. Any promotions or recommendations?

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GoingPlaces January 8, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Hi Oscar,
I would recommend you to explore Nami Island (where Winter Sonata was filmed), Cheju island (also known as the Hawaii of Korea), Apujong where all the best restaurants can be found in Seoul, DMZ (the border of North & South Korea). For shopping, you may consider Myung Dong where there are many small shops with trendy clothes or Dongdaemun & Namdaemun for cheap clothing.

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Yuki December 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I plan to go to Eastern Europe, 15 days package tour in March 2012. Can you recommend a good and value for money, travel agency? May I know if there is any charges for 12 months instalment plan.

thanks!

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GoingPlaces December 21, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Hi Yuki,
There are a few reputable travel agencies run Eastern Europe tours. For instance, Dynasty Travel has a 15D tour that covers Vienna – Budapest – Bratislava – Czestochowa – Krakow – Cesky Krumlov – Prague – Berlin starting from S$3188; Chan Brothers Travel has a 11D Eastern Europe tour leaving on 7th Mar 2012 at SGD2688. I believe Universal Travel, famous for organizing exotic tours will have such tours made available during Natas Fair 2012.

For 12-month installment plan, you may have to wait for the pre-Natas (next month) and Natas Fair (24-26 Feb) where credit card companies join force with the travel agencies to bundle up good travel deals.

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Az Leenda Sam December 13, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Hi, i am planning to go for few trips to Phuket and Bali somewhere in April and August.

I have 3 kids and that’s what makes it difficult for me to book flight + hotel and to get a good rates.

With Natas Fair, will it be worth waiting and through the fair, will i be paying much cheaper flight + hotel than thru online?

Advise me with your opinion. Thank you :)

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GoingPlaces December 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Hi Sam,
Phuket and Bali are both lovely destinations to visit. Natas Fair 2012 will be held at Singapore Expo again on 24-26 Feb 2012 and you will be in time to check out any good deals. Is it worth waiting for the fair? Well, my advice is start doing your research (places that you would like to visit, your referred hotels) and look out for Pre-Natas Fair promotions. They are coming in soon next month. With a slower economy next year, people tend to tighten their belts, so travel agencies and airlines may have to throw in really attractive holiday packages to entice travellers to part their money. Just my thought.

p/s: Btw, my hotel booking experience is Agoda offers the most competitive rates for hotels in Asia.

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Bee November 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Hi,
My bf and I wants to join a 8day tour to Taiwan in coming Feb. And we just realized that Natas Fair is in late Feb. Is it worth waiting? And what kind of price I should be looking at for 2 to go. Look forward to your advice.

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GoingPlaces November 23, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Hi Bee Lian,
My advice is to start checking out the mini pre-natas fairs organized by the major tour agencies. Those deals could be as good as the actual Natas Fair deals, if not better. Taiwan, generally is not expensive. If you could get cheap tickets online, you can choose to book just the land tour with the travel agency. Cost wise, it really depends on how many days you are staying in Taiwan and the number of cities you are visiting. I think you won’t need to spend more than SGD50 a person for a decent accommodation and food a day.

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Gayatri November 20, 2011 at 5:55 am

Me and my two other girl friends are looking forward to
Krabi in May2012
Is there any cheap promo
Pls reply to my email add
Thanks ;)

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GoingPlaces November 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Hi Gayatri,
Tiger Airway’s cheap direct flight to Krabi is worth take a look. A return ticket only costs around SGD112 depending on your departure date.

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Dawn November 15, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Wish to visit Hokkaido. Is it easy to self travel on public transport if we do not drive? Or better to take guided tour?

We plan to visit in July/August. Thanks.

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Phoon Yuet Cheong October 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Wish to go Japan this Dec B4 christmas but just miss a Japan promo fare in Takashimaya last week.
Any good recommendation?
rgds/Phoon

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GoingPlaces October 19, 2011 at 10:25 am

Hi Phoon,
There is a 6D5N Tokyo free and easy promotion from S$720 that seems quite value for money (but do add up the taxes & surcharges to compare the final cost). The package includes return air ticket on Delta Airlines and 5 nights stay at Tokyo Sunshine City Prince Hotel.

If you are planning to go to Hokkaido just before Christmas, there is a 7D Hokkaido Fantasy from S$2188. Departure dates are 19th & 21st Dec.

Check out East Asia Travel (Tel:66341131) or Sakura Holidays (Tel:65363235) for more information.

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Fiona Chee October 12, 2011 at 12:13 pm

We are looking for a package tour to Egypt in this coming Dec, I heard there’s not safe in Egypt, so we have to follow a good travel agency, is it true? Our main purpose is to visit ‘Dead Sea’, can you recommend me a good travel agency? Thanks.

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GoingPlaces October 12, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Hi Fiona,
I’ve replied your email on the above query. As mentioned in the email, I understand Chan Brothers has a 10 Day tour that covers Egypt & Jordan (Dead Sea). And I think Chan Brothers has pretty good reputation.
Frankly, not many people visit the Egypt Booth during the past two Natas Fairs. It just means fewer Singaporeans are visiting Egypt, which may not be a bad thing ;)

Have you have a good holidays in Egypt.
regards.

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Nazhifah Noor September 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Hi! My family and I would like to go to Seoul, Jeju Island and snow ski. There will be abt 10 adults and 1 child. Please advise hotel and tour that offers Muslim food.

Dep. preferably on 17 Dec. Thanks.

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GoingPlaces October 12, 2011 at 4:33 pm
Sri Dewi August 27, 2011 at 11:15 am

I am planning for a family holiday to Hong Kong. Going to NATAS fair can be overwhelming due to the large crowd. It will be our first time to Hong Kong. Will it be easy to travel on our own or do we need a guided tour? The highlight for the kids would be Disneyland. Any recommendation of tours? What is the cheapest flight to Hong Kong if we book flight online? Which hotel do recommend if we book online? Thanks

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GoingPlaces September 2, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Hi Sri,
Yes, Natas Fair is always crowded as usual ;)

I don’t think you need a guided tour to explore Hong Kong especially if you plan to spend most of your time in Disneyland.

SA Tours is promoting a series of Hong Kong Disneyland packages which include 4-to-go and also guided tour. A 3-Day HK Disneyland Summer Fun starts from S$498, while a 5-Day Hong Kong Funtastic costs S$768 onwards. I believe prices quoted are only land tour fees.

http://www.satours.com/summer2011/

Regarding cheap air tickets to Hong Kong, a return ticket by Tiger Airway only costs around S$212 if you depart in November.

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Ivy August 26, 2011 at 6:52 am

Any 4D3N Bali Cheap Package?

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GoingPlaces August 26, 2011 at 10:05 am

Hi Ivy,
Check out priceline for its 3D2N Hard Rock Bali NATAS Promotion at S$398. You can extend one more night at S$118 per person or you can always find another cheap accommodation in Kuta.
http://travel.priceline.com.sg/eng/retailair/package.aspx

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Samantha August 25, 2011 at 10:30 pm

do you have any tour to Australia-Melbourne next year january? how much will it be around?

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GoingPlaces August 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

Hi Samantha,
I’m afraid we do not organize any tour packages. Do visit Natas Fair (26-28 Aug) at Expo and you’ll able to get more information on Melbourne tour packages for next January.
Do bring along your MasterCard to save S$1 on Admission Fee when you purchase two tickets.

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Winnie Tan August 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Alot of people say there’s no real savings in travel packages booked during NATAS. Only benefits would be the goodies offered by the banks. Is this true?

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GoingPlaces August 26, 2011 at 9:35 am

Hi Winnie,
In my view, guided tour packages offered during Natas Fair may not be the cheapest. Those mini pre-Natas fairs may have better deals. But, there is a trade off – Departure dates cannot be confirmed until an optimal size is formed. During Natas Fair, most of the tour packages would have confirmed departure dates. Singaporeans usually prefer to book tour packages with confirmed departure dates so that they can apply leave and look forward to a great holidays.
Besides Credit Card’s promotions that offer either further discount on the tour package or free travel bags, one reason I visit Natas Fair is to check out Hotels or Tourism Boards’ booths. For example, Impiana KLCC hotel ever offered S$80 for 1 night stay during Natas Fair!

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Nurulhuda August 25, 2011 at 10:45 am

Do you have any promotion package tour to Bangkok, Thailand? My company is having a retreat to Bangkok on 7th October to 10th October. ( 4 Days 3 Nights ) & it’s roughly around 26 people.

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Chattie August 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Please advice if i can get a cheap flight ticket to London & Paris from Natas fair for April 2011 or May 2011. Thanks

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GoingPlaces August 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Hi Chattie,
The participating airlines in Natas Fair 2011 Aug are Air Asia X Sdn Bhd (Booth: 4H31), Air Astana (Booth: 5H33), Finnair (Booth: 5H12), Indigo (Booth: 6H25B) and Lao Airlines (4H26B). So far, I have not received any press release about Air Asia X’s or Finnair’s promotion on cheap air tickets to Europe.
Qatar airways, Etihad airways, Thai airways are offering attractive deals to Paris for about S$1200 (2-way) but must travel by Dec 2011.

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sus August 19, 2011 at 9:56 am

Would you have air tickets alone for flights heading towards Kerala at the end of this year?

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GoingPlaces August 19, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Dear Sus,
Our website only offers tips and advice on traveling, we do not sell air tickets.

You may wish to know that few airlines fly to Kochi (formerly known as Cochin) e.g. Silk Air, Jet Airways and Emirates.
It seems like Silk Air offers the best deal at S$561.80 (2-way). Jet Airways @S$656 and it stops at Chennai. Emirates @S$1237.80.

Hope this helps.

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Joan August 17, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I’m looking for air ticket travel from Singapore to NZ Queenstown. Can i get good price in Natas Fair, which airline goes direct to NZ Queenstown and which travel agency that you will recommd? Thanks.

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GoingPlaces August 18, 2011 at 10:08 am

Hi Joan,
There is no direct flight from Singapore to Queenstown,NZ. If you take Qantas, it stops over at Sydney while SQ stops over at Christchurch. I think Qantas airfare is much cheaper than SQ because some Qantas flights are connected by Jetstar.
If you are just buying air tickets alone, you can consider to buy on-line.

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Kai August 16, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Do you have any Korea tours this coming November – will one be able to see the Autumn Fall colors in Korea?

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GoingPlaces August 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Hi Kai,
Thank you for visiting GoingPlaces.sg. We do not organize tours and we are not related to any tour agency. However, I can help answer your query.

The best time to see Korea autumn foliage turning from yellow to red is from mid Oct to mid Nov. I personally prefer October.

Below are a few Korea Autumn Tour package promotions you may want to consider:
1) UOB Travel – 8D7N Korea Autumn Harvest & Jeju from S$1,588 (subject to tax & surcharge)
– by Korean Air / Stay at 5-star hotel / All meals provided
– Min 2 to go
http://www2.uobgroup.com/uobtravel/tour/group/group_korea.html

2) New Shan Travel – 7D Korea Autumn New Discoveries from S$1,388 (subject to tax & surcharge)
– by SQ
– Departure dates: 1, 8, 15 Nov
http://www.newshan.com/tour/PackageTour/South_Korea/07KORN.html?ref=CountryPage

3) Dynasty Travel – 8D6N Intriguing Korea + Jeju from S$1,318 (subject to tax & surcharge)
– by Korean Air/ Asiana Air
– Departure Date: 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15 Nov
http://www.dynastytravel.com/grouptour/grouptourdetail.aspx?iid=EDC110303-0000001&kw=GT08

Hope this information is helpful to you.

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Winnnie September 1, 2011 at 11:42 am

Hi, is there any 1 week free and easy tour to Korea ???? thanks

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GoingPlaces September 2, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Hi Winnie,
S Travel Ptd Ltd is offering 2N+1N Free Seoul Leisure Pac from S$328 (Land tour only including 3 nights accommodation, daily breakfast, airport transfer). Additional hotel per night in Seoul starts from S$99. Alternatively, you may check out CTC Travel – 4D2N Korea Free & Easy with return airfare from S$558.

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Azlin August 13, 2011 at 4:32 am

Planning for holiday for family of 2 adults and 3 children below 11 yrs to gold coast in 1st week Dec . Halal food is needed . A mix of fun , thrilling places for kids and sighseeing too. Any recommendation?

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GoingPlaces August 13, 2011 at 11:17 am

Dear Azlin,
CTC Travel organizes Muslim Tours and its “7Days Gold Coast Wild Dolphins Experience” maybe an ideal tour for you. Tour Highlights include:
– Take a relaxing curise across Moreton Bay to Moreton Island Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort and interact with the wild dolphins that swim eagerly up the beach;
– Experience a 4-wheel drive desert tour at Tangalooma Desert
– Shop at Australia’s largest factory outlets for Esprit and Levi’s brands
– One full day at Dreamworld
– One full day at Movie World

http://www.ctc.com.sg/tour.php?tourcode=AU7GT

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Yvonne Chua August 11, 2011 at 4:49 pm

We plan to go to Korea in 1st week Dec 2011. 2 adult and 2 children. We would like to stay at least 2 night in ski resort and experience the ski with basic ski lesson. Do let me know which agency do organise?

Thanks.

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GoingPlaces August 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

Dear Yvonne,
You can check out:
1)Dynasty Travel “8D6N Korea GO!GO! Ski” departing on Dec 14 from S$2238 (http://www.dynastytravel.com/grouptour/grouptourdetail.aspx?kw=GT08&iid=EDC100702-0000002&KGG08)
2) Satours “7D Korea Fun Snow Ski” departing on Dec 16 from S$1698 (http://www.satours.com/tour-group/KFFY/7d-korea-fun-snow-ski)

Have a great holidays in Korea!

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JESSICA LEONG August 7, 2011 at 7:12 pm

I have a group consist of 18 adults and 8 Child planning to go Melbourne cum Farmstay Depart 10-12 Dec for 8 Days package. Await your recommendation.

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GoingPlaces August 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Hi Jessica,
These are a few interesting attractions you may want to visit in Melbourne:
– Phillip island & Penguin Parade – get close to koalas, kangaroos. At dusk, the little penguins will emerge from the surf.
– Warrook Farm – a working cattle property where you can feed kangaroos
– The Great Ocean Road – spend a day on a tour of the most beatiful section of Victoria’s south coast
– ride a puffing billy steam train through lush forests.

You can check out Dynasty Travel package – 7D5N Best of Melbourne + Farmstay. It has a departure date on 10th Dec.
http://www.dynastytravel.com/grouptour/grouptourdetail.aspx?iid=EDC110302-0000002&kw=GT01

Hope this information helps.

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Cherrie July 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Do u have china tour in Natas fair this coming August?

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GoingPlaces July 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Dear Cherrie,
Thank you for visiting our website. We are not a travel agent or do not sell any travel packages. However, when we receive any update on the forthcoming Natas Fair, we will definitely share the information on our website.

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