Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

Inaugural travel fair postponed as mark of respect for Mr Lee Kuan Yew, say organisers

SINGAPORE - The option to postpone the inaugural travel fair, Travel Revolution 2015, scheduled for this weekend, was put to a vote on Monday.

In the end, 80 per cent of the three-day event's 71 exhibitors chose to postpone it by a week as "a mark of respect" for former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, said the fair's working committee.

Ms Alicia Seah, a spokesman for the committee, said it is inappropriate to hold the fair on the same weekend as the state funeral.

Mr Lee died early Monday morning, aged 91.

The travel fair will be held on April 3 to 5 instead. It is organised by a group of travel agencies that have broken away from the Natas travel fair.

Ms Seah said a few overseas exhibitors are already in Singapore. "We are hopeful they will still come down next week," she added.