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More choosing Europe, exotic destinations and cruise packages at travel fair

Published on Feb 25, 2013 6:48 PM
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A mascot at the final day of the Natas travel fair at Singapore Expo on Feb 24, 2013. Visitors to the first mega travel fair of the year snapped up deals to Europe, exotic destinations and cruise packages amid the economic uncertainty. -- ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Visitors to the first mega travel fair of the year snapped up deals to Europe, exotic destinations and cruise packages amid the economic uncertainty.

Even though sales and visitorship numbers fell below expectations, the fair organised by the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (Natas), saw an increase in sales of packages to less-visited places like Tibet, Russia and Bhutan.

For the first time in Natas' 26-year history, cruise packages broke into the top 10 most popular destinations for visitors to the Natas travel fairs, ranking 7th at Natas travel 2013.

The top five destinations in order were Europe, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

 
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