Natas Fair 2013
The Natas Fair is probably the most anticipated travel fair in Singapore. Every year, the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) organizes two travel fairs – in February and August to cater for the peak travel seasons during the June and December school holidays.
The next Natas Fair 2013 on 16 -18 August will take place at the Singapore Expo, Hall 3, 4 and 5A from 10am – 9.30pm. 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.
Every year, new exotic destinations such as Bhutan, Mongolia, Sao Paulo and etc. are being introduced to attract holiday makers who have already visited popular cities such as Bali, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo and etc.
Natas Fair Credit Card Promotions
UOB, DBS and Citibank are some of the banks which offer goodies when you use the credit card to pay for your Natas travel deals. The Natas credit card promotions offered you a chance to win shopping vouchers or even camera at the instant lucky draw dip and free gifts such as travel trolley bag or suitcase.
As such it never fails to bring a lot 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 and travel agents are doing everything possible to get ahead of their competitors and so emerged the Pre-Natas Fair events by individual travel agency. In a way, this is good for the consumers as we can have more choices and better-value travel deals.
Each travel agent would hold its own weekend ‘mini’ travel fair to test the market weeks ahead of the Natas Fair at Singapore Expo. Travel agencies such as Chan Brothers, CTC Travel, SA Tours, ASA Holidays, Dynasty Travel, Hong Thai Travel, Five Star Travel are aggressive with their promotion of Pre-Natas Tour Packages, usually organised at Suntec City or Marina Bay Sands.
How to Get There
As Natas 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.
Other modes of Public Transport
Bus: 12, 24, 35, 38
Taxi: Surcharge of S$2 for all taxis departing from Singapore Expo
But if you still prefer to drive there, do take note of the parking fee.
Mondays to Sundays including Public Holiday:
- 7am -5pm
First 2 hrs = S$2.50
Subsequent 30 min. = S$1.20
(Maximum fee cap at S$13.50 per day)
- 5pm -7am
Per Entry = S$2.50
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