Some travel agencies not sailing into the sunset

They innovate to cater to interests of varied groups of travellers, offer exotic destinations

An Antarctica expedition cruise to the white continent, where travellers get to see glaciers, icebergs and wildlife such as penguins, whales and seals in their natural habitat.
An Antarctica expedition cruise to the white continent, where travellers get to see glaciers, icebergs and wildlife such as penguins, whales and seals in their natural habitat.PHOTO: DYNASTY TRAVEL

At online travel agency Klook's travel festival next weekend, there will be nary a package deal, travel agent or holiday brochure in sight.

Instead, guests will plan their own itinerary at the fair at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, at zones modelled after destinations such as South Korea and displaying information on Klook products, such as rail passes, tickets to attractions and airport transfer services.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 26, 2019, with the headline 'Some travel agencies not sailing into the sunset'. Subscribe