SINGAPORE: Demand for travel remains stronger, with Singapore’s largest travel fair over the weekend achieving record sales.
The NATAS Holidays 2012 from August 24 to 26 enjoyed S$108 million in collective sales — 8 per cent more than the S$100 million record set at Holidays 2011.
The top five popular destinations are Europe, China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan.
About 65,800 visitors went to the fair.
Mr Robert Khoo, group CEO of National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS), said this showed that the local travel industry is able to thrive even amidst economic uncertainty.
"Singaporeans are great opportunists, and with the favourable euro exchange rate right now, they will be very keen to take advantage of this and travel to Europe, which has typically been a very expensive destination," said Mr Khoo.
The next NATAS travel fair will be held in February next year.
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