INSIGHT Vacations has witnessed strong growth in South-east Asian bookings for winter vacations over the last few years, and expects a 20 per cent year-on-year rise for 2013's season.
Sheryl Lim, regional director, Asia, Insight Vacations, said the company had received bookings for almost 2,000 passengers from the region for winter programmes last year.
“Travellers from our top three markets – Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia – are looking for unique experiences. Our European winter itineraries for central Europe, which are from late November until the week before Christmas, gives travellers a chance to shop and purchase unique Christmas decorations, locally-made Christmas handicrafts and to try local food.”
Based on previous years, Lim anticipates top-selling winter itineraries for this year include Insight’s seven-day programme covering Prague, Vienna and Budapest.
Insight Vacations recently launched two new European itineraries and five India, Nepal and Bhutan itineraries for the coming winter season.
Travellers who make full payment for land tours before August 31 will enjoy early-bird savings of up to 7.5 per cent the total cost per person.