[Travel News] NATAS Travel Fair 2022 Is Back After A Near Three-Year Break

The National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) is finally holding its important NATAS Holidays 2022 in August after the event was cancelled twice due to the pandemic. 

More specifically, the signature event of NATAS will be making its comeback soon at Singapore Expo Hall 5 from August 12 to 14.

More than 40 exhibitors from the travel and tourism ecosystem, including NTOs, travel agencies, hotel chains, and cruise specialists, will be presenting at the 56th edition of the event, which is advertised as Singapore's only premium travel exhibition.

The three-day event will welcome all participants free of charge.

The event will shudded with some of the giants of the travel agents game like WTS Travel, EU Holidays, Chan Brothers, ASA Holidays, Trafalgar, and CTC Travel will be opening booths in this event. Other travel agencies from East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia will also be making an appearance.

President of NATAS, Steven Ler, expressed his gratitude towards the trust and companionship that the organisation has been having throughout the years while also reaffirms that as borders are being reopened, international travel is coming back with more optimism than ever: “As more borders reopen, the economy has definitely picked up and the mood in the travel industry is buoyant and optimistic; illustrating travel resilience displayed globally and within Singapore.”

Exhibitors Chan Brothers Travel and Korea Tourism Organisation stated that the travel fair’s comeback was perfectly timed, as Singaporeans have been longing for travelling to make up for the days they spent in lockdown.

Chan Brothers Travel representative Jeremiah Wong, expressed his excitement for the event on behalf of his company: “We are thrilled that leisure travel is roaring back with bookings and enquiries rising exponentially.” Chan Brothers Travel will be hosting a massive booth of 252 square metre at NATAS Holidays 2022.

He also added: “2022 is the chapter of our industry’s resurgence and we are positive that 2023 will be the year that tourism records a strong bounce back to pre-pandemic levels as the market stabilises.”

On the other hand, Korea Tourism Organisation marketing manager Jamie Chua believes in the vital impact the event will be making on reinvigorating traveller’s confidence in travel when the event is physically organised, proving that it’s time for the travel industry to get back on track. “We wish to bring back the joy of travel to everyone in Singapore,” said the manager.

She added: “We would like to encourage our visitors to go deeper into South Korea where they can experience and explore different parts of (of the country) through K-cycling, K-trekking and K-food.”

In order to do so, her company has set up workshops at various locations, including its booths, to promote special vacations. Those who buy any tours during the fair will be given tickets to a special showcase next month at Victoria Theatre as a bonus.

The three-day event will welcome all participants free of charge.

Khoa Pham

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