Natas Fair 2014
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
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.
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.
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.
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