Dynasty Travel said while there has been a 15 per cent increase in year-end bookings to Europe compared with the same period last year, top destinations now include the Nordic regions such as Finland, with the Aurora Borealis being one of the main attractions.
The travel agency is one of 80 exhibitors occupying over 700 booths at the 51st National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (Natas) travel fair at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The fair started yesterday and will run till tomorrow.
Last year, Dynasty split from Natas, citing admission charges for the public and unsatisfactory publicity. This year’s fair offers free entry for the public.
Said Ms Tan: “Young kids get bored and tired easily (while travelling). But in a cruise, they can go to the cabin to rest while the adults continue to enjoy the other activities on board, making it ideal for young families.”
Recent terror attacks in cities such as London and Paris have not deterred travellers. Said Ms Seah: “There has been a very fast recovery – two weeks later and Singaporeans are back. There may have been heightened security and more lengthy checks but, overall, the impact has been minimal.”