Travel 2 is urging agents to encourage their clients to book now for travel in the next couple of months.
The operator’s product and purchasing manager Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines & Indochina, Oscar Lopera, said: “We are now looking at a more last minute environment where travellers are typically booking just two months out from the date of travel. If you are looking for a bargain, book today for travel in May and June for the best offers particularly for places like Phuket, Khao Lak, Penang, Borneo and Bali.
“Asia in May and June still offers some great weather and is considered shoulder season so visitors can really make the most of strong prices. Personally, I think Thailand is a great example of an Asia destination which offers something for everyone.
“British Airways launched a new direct route to Kuala Lumpur this year, which if you consider the possible negative perceptions following last year’s atrocities, this sends out a great positive message of reassurance that the destination is open for business.”
As an example of prices, an eight-night Phuket break, staying at the four-star Andaman Seaview Hotel and including Emirates flights from Gatwick, leads in at £659 per person.
The price is based on two sharing a superior room for travel by June 30 and includes breakfast, transfers and a free city tour if booked by the end of this month.
For details see www.travel2.com