SOURCE: Asia Transpacific - Festivals

March 08, 2011 15:46 ET

Top Five Festivals for Asia Travel Help to Reinforce Travelers Urge to Splurge

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - According to the 2010 Mendelsohn Affluent Study, demand for luxury consumer goods such as travel is on the rise. Asia Transpacific Journeys confirms that travel is the one purchase consumers still want to splurge on.

The company offers a variety of exotic yet luxurious trips to the most intriguing and colorful festivals for travel to Asia.

Marilyn Downing Staff, founder and president of the nation's leading Asia tour company, says: "We consider travel to be one of the premier ways that one can connect with the world around us. Trips to festivals all throughout Asia are extraordinarily captivating life-experiences." 

Asia Transpacific offers small group trips to Asia and custom tailored journeys to the below festivals and more:

  • Takayama Festival - Japan - April 14-15 and October 9-10, 2011
    Considered one of the most beautiful festivals in Japan, this 400-year-old Shinto festival impresses visitors with its majestic floats dating to the 17th century and its magnificent life size marionettes that sing and dance.

  • Tumbuna Sing Sing - Papua New Guinea - May 18-20, 2011
    Taking part in this supremely authentic and un-touristed village sing-sing, in which locals in wildly flamboyant costumes and make-up compete for prestige, is a surreal and exclusive experience.

  • Kandy Esala Perahera Festival - Sri Lanka - August 11-14, 2011
    One of Asia's greatest festivals, this spectacular medieval pageant culminates in a procession of Kandyan dancers and drummers in colorful traditional costumes and more than 100 caparisoned elephants.

  • Jakar Tsechu Festival - Bhutan - November 2-4, 2011
    Attending Jakar Festival is a rare and wonderful experience with dancers wearing ancient, magically charged masks and streaming costumes depicting compassionate and wrathful deities.

  • Pushkar Camel Fair - India - November 6-7, 2011
    This fair is a captivating blend of color and activity and attracts livestock traders, mystics and musicians, camel-wallahs, priests, and vendors plying their wares.

About Asia Transpacific Journeys

Asia Transpacific Journeys is the nation's leading Asia tour company specializing exclusively in trips to Asia/Pacific. Founded in 1987, they are the travel company of choice for such prominent organizations as the American Museum of Natural History and the World Wildlife Foundation, alumni associations of Harvard and Yale.

For more information, visit www.asiatranspacific.com or call 800-642-2742.

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