The Straits Times
Published on Jan 12, 2013

Not too late to book travel packages for Chinese New Year


Last-minute travellers, rejoice. There are still travel deals available for the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday from Feb 10 to 12, but you will have to be flexible with your travel dates and be willing to pay up to 25 per cent more.

For instance, tickets for flights to Bangkok departing on the first day of Chinese New Year on Feb 10 now cost about $480, up from $380 a couple of months ago, according to Ms Alicia Seah, CTC Travel's senior vice-president of marketing and public relations.

SundayLife! found 30 last-minute deals still available for booking.

For group tours, Asa Holidays has an eight-day buy-one-get-one-free package to China's Guilin area from $899 for two persons for departure on Feb 9. Online deals include a 20 per cent discount on a Bali Garuda Indonesia flight and two-night W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak package from Expedia.