Are you planning your 2023 holidays and looking for travel deals? There are two big travel fairs this weekend (24-26 February 2023)! The NATAS Travel Fair 2023 at Singapore Expo and Japan Travel Fair by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) at Suntec City (with a special Klook Express booth with amazing Japan deals).
As I am a cheapo, #auntiewendy, and “bargain hunter,” I have “scrutinized” the travel fairs and put together this quick guide to the travel fairs in Singapore and the best travel deals and discounts.
NATAS Travel Fair 2023
The NATAS Travel Fair is Singapore’s largest consumer travel fair and is held twice a year. Its organizing body, the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS), brings together numerous travel agencies, tourism boards, airlines, and hotels under one roof to showcase the latest tourism products and trends.
- Date: 24-26 February 2023
- Venue: Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150, Hall 5
- Free admission
Based on my past experiences, it’s best to go head down to the NATAS Travel Fair as early as possible. You will avoid the crowds, queues for customer service, and grab good deals and gifts (especially credit card deals that may have limited quantity). This year, my game plan is to visit my favorite Taiwan Tourism Bureau Booth, Peace Boat booth, and do research for Europe packaged tours.
NATAS TRAVEL FAIR 2023 – EXHIBITORS AND EXHIBITION FLOOR PLAN
There are over 51 exhibitors and they range from national tourism organizations, travel agents, hotels, airlines, cruises, banks, insurers, and more.
Some exhibitors that I am interested to check out:
National Tourism Organizations
- Taiwan Tourism Bureau
- Tourism Authority of Thailand
- Sarawak Tourism Board
Interestingly, Tokai Tourism Japan has a booth in the NATAS Travel Fair and not the Japan Travel Fair. You can also find more Japan deals at JTB and H.I.S. Travel booths.
Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s booth looks very attractive and they are planning a series of informative talks and fun activities (see below). Make sure you check out their booth!
Planning a trip to Taiwan in 2023? Check out all my Taiwan guides and itineraries here. For more travel hacks and discount codes, check out How to plan a free and easy trip to Taiwan on a budget.
As I am looking for deals for Europe packaged tours, I would be checking out these travel agents:
- Chan Brothers Travel
- EU Holidays
- Nam Ho Travel
- CTC Travel
- ASA Holidays
If you are looking for credit cards discounts or would like to sign up for new credit cards, check out the bank booths! Most banks usually have good giveaways and discounts for new credit card sign-ups at travel fairs.
- OCBC Bank
For travel insurance, Etiqa Insurance has a booth. But I don’t usually buy insurance at travel fair as I can find better deals online. I have recently purchased FWD travel insurance for my family. I like that I can enhance my coverage with COVID-19 add-on benefit and they have an app that facilitates claims easily. I have no issues making claims so far. Check out the policy coverage and cost here (use my link to get extra 2% discount on top of their existing promotional code). If you are planning a more complex trip that requires more coverage, read their policy wordings carefully.
Check out the full list of exhibitors here and plan your travel shopping route with the map below.
NATAS TRAVEL FAIR 2023 – TRAVEL DEALS
You can check out all the travel deals by downloading the travel brochures from the NATAS website. Here are some great deals that they are promoting.
SINGAPORE AIRLINES NATAS TRAVEL 2023 EXCLUSIVE OFFERS
CHANGI RECOMMENDS NATAS TRAVEL 2023 EXCLUSIVE PROMOTIONS
Check out Tripzilla NATAS Travel Fair special as they have a great summary of the travel deals!
JAPAN TRAVEL FAIR 2023
Japan Travel Fair returns as a physical fair after three years since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic! This fair is organized by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Singapore Office, in collaboration with multiple prefectural government agencies from Japan and local travel partners.
- Date: 24-26 February 2023
- Venue: Suntec City North and West Atrium, 3 Temasek Boulevard Singapore 038983
- Free admission
I’m so excited about the physical Japan Travel Fair 2023! The online travel fairs in the last 2 years were great but it’s always nice to explore the travel booths in person and talk to the travel consultants. Get ready for 3 days of Japan extravaganza and enjoy fun-filled activities, stage performances, and of course, exclusive free giveaways!
JAPAN TRAVEL FAIR 2023 – TRAVEL BOOTHS AND MAP
There are many travel booths at the Japan Travel Fair. Most of the booths by the prefectures are in North Atrium. It’s so nice to JR booths like JR East and JR Hokkaido, a big group of Kyushu booths (Fukuoka, Oita, Miyazaki, and more), and of course, my favorite prefecture Okinawa (Be.Okinawa)!
In the West Atrium, there are more booths and the highlight is the Klook Express Booth! Klook is unleashing many goodies and freebies. Check out a quick summary of the exclusive Klook deals at the Japan Travel Fair in the next section.
Other than travel deals, you will be treated to entertaining stage programmes including an opening performance by Hibikiya, a professional organization that specializes in performing traditional Japanese music. NYANGOSTAR, a Japanese mascot who became popular in Singapore through his presence on Youtube, will also be taking the stage at Japan Travel Fair. Check out the action-packed stage program!
A stamp rally will be held throughout the 3 days! I love stamp rally and the Japanese have the best stamp rallies! It’s so fun collecting stamps or “chops”!
Collect all four stamps from four different booths located in the North Atrium to redeem an exclusively designed travel tote bag. What’s more! You can win a free trip to Japan if you collect all the chops!
Remember to exchange for a lucky draw ticket at the same counter from 2:00pm to 2:30pm on 26 Feb (Sun) with your completed stamp rally sheet for a chance to win a pair of Round-trip Economy Class Tickets from Singapore to Tokyo by Japan Airlines. The lucky draw will take place on 26 February (Sun) at 2.30PM on the stage of the North Atrium.
*Note that only participants who have completed the stamp rally, exchanged for the lucky draw ticket, and is present during the draw is eligible to win.
*Each participant is only allowed ONE chance to enter the lucky draw.
Visit the Japan Travel Fair early as giveaways/prizes are based on first come first served basis! Early bird catches the worm! Check out the Japan Travel Fair website for more information.
JAPAN TRAVEL FAIR – THE KLOOK EXPRESS JAPAN DEALS
It’s exciting to see the collaboration between the Japan Travel Fair and Klook. Klook is showering Japan lovers with dazzling deals. Here’s an overview of the best deals!
1 FOR 1 FLASH DEALS EXCLUSIVE AT THE JAPAN TRAVEL FAIR
ENJOY UP TO $50 OFF WITH DBS/POSB CARDS
DBS/POSB Cardmembers are pampered with daily exclusive promo codes – $20 off min spend of $150, and $50 off min spend of $300. These codes are limited in quantity and will be released daily at the event only.
ON-SITE WHOLE JAPAN JR PASS EXCHANGE ORDER COLLECTION
Other deals, you can enjoy great convenience as Klook is offering on-site Whole Japan JR Pass Exchange Order collection. If you have purchased your JR pass online, you can pick up your JR pass directly at the Japan Travel Fair.
If you are planning to visit Japan soon, you can buy your whole Japan JR passes on the spot and enjoy these perks:
- The first 100 visitors daily who buy 2 Whole Japan JR Passes will enjoy a free Japan eSIM or 4G SIM Card worth up to $35!
- The first 50 visitors daily who spend at least $500 will also be able to redeem a free Nikko Pass and $50 Hotel Voucher.
FREE TRAVEL CONSULTATION AT ASK KLOOK BOOTHS
Klook travel specialists will also be available at our Ask Klook booths to answer your queries visitors about our activities or booking processes. There’ll also be other fun games and photo booth available with exciting prizes up for grabs!
Bonus deal: Use my special Klook promo code WENDY5OFF to enjoy 5% any Klook purchases (no min. spend; capped at USD $10).
Want to enjoy more savings for your next holidays? Check out my #auntiewendy travel guides to plan free and easy trips!
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