Looking for a short holiday? Here’s what you need to know

The 19th edition of Travel Asia is set to hit Europe this July and August, including two international editions and a full break in the heart of Japan. Here’s all you need to know…

Looking for a short holiday? Here’s what you need to know

The 19th edition of Travel Asia is set to hit Europe this July and August, including two international editions and a full break in the heart of Japan. Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming series of destination-specific trips.

Why is Travel Asia coming?

It’s Travel Asia’s first year as a new category of series – these are travel packages aimed at people of all ages and for all tastes and habits, so they are aimed at those seeking relaxing or active holiday experiences as well as those who want to explore historical sites. The new series is a way of filling the gap left by the dwindling popularity of cruise holidays, while also attracting different audience segments through the ever-increasing range of destinations and itineraries the destinations can offer.

What should I know?

If you’re ready to fly to Tokyo for a visit, this is the year to do it because autumn is peak season. The fall can see over 300,000 tourists flocking to the Japanese capital to experience a holiday like no other, with spectacular sights, shops and restaurants crammed together in an overwhelming maze of sakura trees that hang to the ceiling of the streets around Shinjuku station. Starting prices start at $2917 and include return airport-Tokyo transfers, accommodation, meals and entrance to the Shinjuku sakura tours.

What’s the perfect time to travel to Japan?

This is another great time of year to take a Japanese trip. The September-to-October month of autumn is the perfect time to visit for a period of three consecutive weekends. There’s no better way to see the cherry blossoms, climb to the top of Mt Fuji or meet the locals than during this time. Starting prices start at $2917 and include return airport-Tokyo transfers, accommodation, meals and entrance to the Shinjuku sakura tours.

What about places in Asia you may want to visit?

While the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto are the obvious choices, you could also try exploring mainland China, Suzhou in Guangdong, the Spice Islands of Thailand, the Forest Hills National Park in Malaysia, Batam, Palembang, the Iban Heritage sites of Sabah, or visit Thailand’s isles of Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

Note: This Travel Asia package is not for trips of more than 10 days. That suggests that you may want to choose the shorter route for a destination. No matter where you choose, add-on tickets, holiday gifts, coupons and extras may be bought. For a more detailed itinerary with more details, visit travelasia.com.

This article appears in the August 2018 issue of Travel Asia.

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