Bargain price offers spread to stopovers with new dollar deal

The glory days of cheap travel continue, and a new deal released on Thursday may be the cheapest yet.

Singapore Airlines and House of Travel are offering stopovers in Singapore for as little as $1.

The $1 deal includes a night's accommodation, transfers between the airport and the hotel, and access to Singapore's biggest tourist attractions.

Long-haul airfares to places such as Europe are currently being advertised by a variety of airlines for as low as $1300.

Singapore Airlines is about to release return airfares of $1455 return to Europe, but this early-bird deal is aimed at taking care of the sometimes expensive add-on costs of staying a night on the way to your destination.

Brent Thomas from House of Travel says Singapore is a popular stopover destination for Kiwis.

"As a halfway point between New Zealand and Europe it's a great destination to stretch your legs, reset your body clock and experience another culture before carrying on with your journey," he said.

The number of Kiwis traveling to Asia has risen more than 20 percent in the last year, and Singapore Airlines connects travellers through Changi Airport to more than 115 destinations in 36 countries.

Most of Singapore's must-see attractions for tourists are included in the deal.

The ever-expanding Gardens by the Bay is like a rainforest right in the middle of downtown Singapore, and the tree canopies provide a welcome relief to the city's tropical heat.

The sale is available until later this month.