I've got a friend on exchange in Singapore. She loves it thus far. I told her to give me a full report on Universal when it opens.
I think Asia is gearing up to try to take on Europe as a trip destination.
However, I think that it is alot more enticing for Americans who live near the West coast vs many, like me, who live closer to the East Coast. It would be a long flight!
Still your trip report for Universal Singapore looks very good!
One thing I noticed: The big park goers really seem to be in North America and Asia. Sorry to all your Europeans out there, but it just seems to be a strange pattern to me! Most of the big parks are in these continents!
My trip just happened to occur during Chinese New Year, but that does pump up the prices. Daniel's post shows that better deals can be made at other times of the year, and, as always, by shopping around.
The point about the west coast is a good one. But if you do live out here, why not take advantage? No need to get jealous about east coast access to Europe and the Caribbean when Asia and Hawaii are so accessible from this side of the US.
There seems to be a trend of tourists going East to some of the developing tourist resorts. Europeans are going to Middle Eastern destinations such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain in huge numbers and US travelers seem to be seeing the Far East as a good destination for a vacation.
But, thanks for the breakdown anyway, Robert. I am glad you had such a swell time without us! ;p
So my point is that it is extremely expensive to pretty much go anywhere outside of the US for us now!
US Airlines are stuck in a cycle of despair and the passengers are held hostage.