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: To be confirmed
Time: 10am – 9.30pm
Veune: Singapore Expo
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.

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Aisyah February 28, 2014 at 11:16 pm

Singapore Expo Carpark Rates only :) Thanks and Regards.

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GoingPlaces.sg March 1, 2014 at 11:17 am

Thank you for pointing out our error and sharing the correct information with our readers. Appreciate your time to do so.

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Aisyah February 28, 2014 at 11:14 pm

DEAR WEB OWNER!
Your information about expo is INCORRECT!
Please See Below from http://www.natastravelfair.travel or http://www.singaporeexpo.com.sg for details.
By car

Singapore Expo General Parking charges* for Motor Cars as follow:

Monday to Sundays (including Public Holidays)
i) 7am – 5pm: First 2 hour S$3.20 and subsequent half hour is S$1.50

Subject to a maximum of S$20.00 per day.
* Car Park rates are subjects to changes.

Three major expressways link Singapore Expo to the rest of Singapore. They are the :
East Coast Parkway (ECP)
Pan Island Expressway (PIE)
Tampines Expressway (TPE)
There are 2,000 car park lots dedicated solely to visitors at the centre.

Directions from city:
Take the PIE (exit 4A)
Turn into Simei Avenue
Head into Upper Changi Road East
Turn into Expo Drive where car park lots are located
Take the ECP (exit 2B)
Connect to Xilin Avenue
Connect to Upper Changi Road East or Changi South Avenue 1 or 3
Turn into Expo Drive where car park lots are located
Take the TPE
Turn into Upper Changi Road East
Turn into Expo Drive where car park lots are located

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Chris Goh February 22, 2014 at 1:24 pm

I’m thinking of going Europe in August for about 10-12 days. It’ll be my first time travelling there so should I choose a Central or Eastern Europe tour package? Which tour package (10-12 days) offers the best value?

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Jeff February 20, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Hi,
Last year during natas fair I booked tour trip and wanted to pay by credit card. But the travel agencies wanted me to pay 2% extra add on the tour fare. Why was I being charged extra? Natas fair recommended consumer to pay by credit card yet we have to pay extra. I have to pay bank interest and here have to pay extra. Why?

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M February 17, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Hi, I’m intending to do a free and easy tour to Korea (just 2 ppl) in June. May I know what is the lowest airfares that may be offered during the fair? Also I find that traveling to and within jeju will be difficult for 2 ppl, are there agencies who would be able to just arrange tour for the few days (3-4days) in jeju?

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Mrs Sim February 13, 2014 at 10:31 am

Hi
Any promotions to Europe- Switzerland, Germany, Holland, France for about 10- 12days during Spring season to recommend the reliable travel agents. Tkq

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GoingPlaces February 15, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Hi Mrs Sim,
EU Holidays could be a travel agent you may check it out for Europe tours. Prices are quite reasonable and itineraries are pretty good and usually include entrance fee of attraction sites. But some of the connecting flights arrangements can be time consuming (like spending two days in Dubai, which is fine if you don’t mind visiting Dubai). Or, you may request for direct flights and top up the difference.

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Autumn.J January 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Hi,
We (4pax age between 50 to 60) planning to travel F&E trip to LA / Grand Canyon / LV & St Francisco.
We prefer self-drive as 2 of our friends has problem walking long distance.
Any package for flights / car rental / places of interest recommendated.

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Irene August 27, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Hi,
Anyone got pricing for 8D6N Korea Winter Fantasy offered by S Travel during the NATAS Fair (16-18Aug 2013)? It states ‘from $1188′ on its brochure but I believe that’s for the 6D4N option. Anyone who inquired at the booth, please reply. Thanks!

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Luna August 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I am going to Melbourne Australia with my mum and son. Is there any good deal flight fares for 3 leaving on 16th Dec 2013 and returning in 26th dec. Any visa required? What is the charges for best flight + airport tax + visa. (All in). Any Good recommendation?

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GK August 15, 2013 at 11:53 am

Hi

How do I know if British Airway participates in NATA2013? Wanted to book tickets only to London for 3 pax.

Not sure if you know? Thanks.

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GoingPlaces August 16, 2013 at 9:35 am

Hi GK,
British Airway is participating in this NATAS Fair 2013. Their booth is 3H31.

However, you can’t make it to the travel fair, Emirates Airlines is having a promotion to London at S$1276. Check out GoingPlaces.sg’s Travel Deals!

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Wendy August 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Hi, I wish to know if there’s any Virgo cruise promotion during this coming fair?
Thank you.

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Hafliza August 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Hi,

We are planning for our honeymoon in mid December 2013 to Boracay. Any suggestion?

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GoingPlaces August 13, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Hi Hafliza,
I think Boracay is an excellent choice of destination for honeymoon, after all it was rated world second best beach!

My suggestion is to check into a nice resort like Shangri-La where you can experience luxury amidst the natural beauty of the Philippines. The good news is Tiger Air has begun to fly directly to Boracay and is currently promoting special fares from Singapore to Boracay. That means you can save some bucks on airfares and splurge on a luxury resort for a memorable holidays – http://www.goingplaces.sg/boracay-island/

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Hafliza August 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Hi there,

Yes Tigerair has flown directly to Kalibo airport where I would need to get my own transportation there to get to Caticlan Jetty Port. Actually I have Cohiba Villas in mind which am not sure if its okay. I need a hoterl/resort/villa that has the kitchen facilities as I understand there is no Halal food there.

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Stacey July 13, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Hi, me and my spouse are planning to visit Wudang Shan in mid Nov. Any recommendation? Tks.

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Goh YY July 12, 2013 at 9:21 pm

About 6 of us plan to go to China Zhang Jia Jie and the cruise to Sun Xia in mid Oct.

Any promition? Any recommendation?

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GoingPlaces July 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

Hi YY,
I suggest you visit the Pre NATAS Fairs held by Chan Brothers, ASA Holidays, Hong Thai and Dynasty Travel this weekend to check out the prices and itineraries. They have some 1-for-1 deals to China which you may consider. The time and venue of these Pre NATAS fairs are updated at http://www.goingplaces.sg/pre-natas-promotion/

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Pauline July 10, 2013 at 11:54 am

Hi GoingPlaces,
Can help me to check travel to Korea Seoul for 2 adults which airline got promotion in 16 to 19 ; 23to26;August 2013 for 4days fm: Fri to Mon
Or 30/8 to 2 /Sep/2013.

Regards & Tks

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GoingPlaces July 13, 2013 at 10:10 am

Hi Pauline,
Check out these cheap flights from Singapore to Seoul. The cheapest fares is via Cathay Pacific at S$638.

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Jess & Bernard February 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Power bank won during natas fair 2013 is not working.
Although no manual is within the packaging, I browse online for related info. It’s not working at all.
Who shall I contact? What is their contact detail? Please advise. Thanks

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GoingPlaces February 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Hi,
I am not sure if I understand your query. I gathered you have won something from NATAS lucky dip and the item is not working. I suppose you have to check with the lucky dip sponsor directly (e.g. Credit Card company) or you may try calling NATAS at 6534 0187 for assistance.

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gerald ceasar jacinto February 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Hi,My wife and I are planning to have our honeymoon in Korea this autumn. Our budget is 3k to 4k SGD for a 5 days stay. Could you please recommend a travel agent. Thanks

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GoingPlaces February 20, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Hi Gerald,
I know of a travel agent specialized in South Korea Tour – S Travel. You may want give them a call to find out what are the NATAS 2013 promotion available that is within your budget. Do inform your travel agent that you’re on honeymoon and you may get surprises like upgrading to business class or free cake from hotel.
http://www.goingplaces.sg/s-travel-in-house-travel-fair/

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Francy Teh August 15, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Hv you signed up? Dynasty traveller might consider

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Cheesecake February 16, 2013 at 6:13 am

Hi, my daughter and i are planning a trip to LAX & SFO. Is joining a group tour or book air & hotel cheaper? I am worry about transports plus entrance tickets and extended stay by few days in both cities will end up costing more. Pls advise, thank you.

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eva February 10, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Hi,
I am looking vacation to United kingdom,is there any promotion flight ticket.

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GoingPlaces February 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Hi Eva,
Currently, China Southern Airlines offers the cheapest airfares to London Heathrow at S$1032 but there’s a stop over at Guangzhou and the entire flight is about 30hrs. SQ and British Airways fly direct to UK (about 14hrs) from S$1328 and S$1273 respectively.

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Jessie tan August 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I am going travel to Taiwan on Narch 2013, any good deal package?

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Kristin August 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Hi, i am travelling to france/Switzerland,Italy on mid october. How is the wheather over there? do i need to bring thick clothing? thank you.

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Lynnaeus August 24, 2012 at 10:16 am

Hi Going Places,
Any idea which of the credit card or tour agencies are giving discounts for Globus, Cosmos, Trafalgar & Insight tours to Europe?
I am looking at tours to Greece; none of the local agencies itenararies are comprehensive compared to the ones I mentioned. But of course these are more expensive.

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Loureen Wong August 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Hi
I am also looking for a vacation in Venna, Saltzburg & Innsbruck in late December but was unable to book a guided tour. As during the Christmas season don’t which days their shops are close and shopping centres are close for on which days.

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ANITA MANANDHAR December 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm

i am going to travel kathmandu(Nepal) on august 2013, 2 adult and 2 kids (1 year+ and 3 year+) any good deal package?

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Audrey Soh August 23, 2012 at 11:38 am

Hi Going places, this is a great website for Singaporean travellers. Can i get your advise on which travel agent do you think offers the best/most well-rounded travel deal to China?
I am looking out for my family trip (with parents) in late Sept – thinking of doing first half of the week scenic then hitting the shops in the second half of the week. And mostly likely i will cover a few states so it will be logistically easier to go with a guided tour? Thanks in advance :)
Btw out of curiosity, do you maintain this blog by yourself or by a team or people?

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GoingPlaces August 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Hi Audrey,
Thanks for your positive feedback.

I can’t really comment on which tour agencies are better off than the other, firstly because I do more DIY tours than guided tours. Secondly, a lot of time it has to do with the local tour guide there that will either make or break the tour experience. Of course, for the guided tours that I have used for my Hokkaido trip, I strongly recommend Follow Me Japan (Prime Travel) and for exotic tours like Outer Mongolia and Holland Flora Trip, my first choice is Universal Travel (UTC).

For your China trip, I would suggest you go with the more reputable travel agencies because I heard that smaller agencies (though their travel deals maybe cheaper), tend to squeeze their local tour agent for better profit margin and hence jeopardize the quality of service.

Yes, I maintain the content of this website with a Webmaster and a freelance Web designer. I am planning to revamp the website soon, if you have any comment or information that you would like to read, feel free to drop me an email.

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