17 Mar '11, 1pm

Travel agencies cancel Japan tours

SINGAPORE: Safety concerns have led some travel agencies to cancel their tour packages to Japan from now till mid-April. Travel agencies Channel NewsAsia spoke to said they are advising customers to either postpone their trips or change their destination to an unaffected area. CTC Travel said about 1,000 customers have been affected by the cancelled tours. Meanwhile ASA Holidays said about 600 people have been affected. A majority of customers have opted to change their travel destinations, while some have asked for a refund. The agencies said travel-study tours in June have also been cancelled. CTC Travel senior vice-president of Marketing Alicia Seah said: "At this moment, the airlines have given us travel advisories which defer from one another and most of them provide us travel advisory for travel till April 10. "So at this juncture, we are liaising closely with the ai...

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