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Singaporeans still going ahead with European holidays

But travel agencies are getting more enquiries about flight routes taken

Published on Jul 25, 2014 8:03 AM
 
A woman looks through a tour brochure at the Natas Travel 2014 fair held at Singapore Expo in Changi on 1 March 2014. The MH17 plane crash has not deterred Singaporeans from visiting Europe, though some have been checking with travel agents to make sure their flights are safe. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

The MH17 plane crash has not deterred Singaporeans from visiting Europe, though some have been checking with travel agents to make sure their flights are safe.

Four out of 10 agencies here said they have received enquiries from customers about the routes their flights are taking to the continent.

Dynasty Travel said fewer than 5 per cent of its customers to Europe have expressed concern. The agency sent out e-mail and notifications on social media after the incident to reassure them about their safety. ASA Holidays has received about 20 enquiries since last Thursday, while STA Travel said it has "a few" concerned customers.

None of their customers had cancelled their trips or changed their bookings.

 
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