Asia - World Class Team Building Destinations
Statistics show that last year Asia accounted for 16% of total incentive and MICE meetings worldwide.
Important factors to consider when choosing a MICE destination include easy access by air, road or rail, at least one good quality congress centre, an adequate range of three to five star hotels, an attractive destination and surroundings, value for money and a local professional event organiser.
Increasingly discerning MICE clients now also insist on flexible, fast and efficient service, a strong track record of success with previous events, excellent IT and telecoms and meaningful environmental policies.
The power of SE Asia
Southeast Asia is the destination of today, a region rich with historic treasures, exotic cultures and amazing landscapes. Uniquely beautiful, each country of Southeast Asia echoes with ancient wonders and speaks of changes to come. An incredible variety in culture, history, cuisine, activities and experiences exist in a continent as varied as any on Earth.
From Vietnam to Cambodia, Laos to Myanmar, Thailand to Malaysia, Southeast Asia welcomes business tourists to make the journey, explore the past and greet the future.
There has never been a more exciting, or affordable time to look to Asia for your next meeting or incentive. Service levels at hotels and venues that set world standards (according to numerous frequent traveler surveys). Asian hotels, airports, airlines and restaurants tend to dominate many of the top ten lists around the world.
An English-speaking populace:
Makes it easy to fit in and organise events, especially with the professional assitance of Making Teams. English is required in the school systems of many Asian nations making it easier for English-only speakers to get around in Bangkok, Singapore or Hong Kong than in Paris, Rome or Madrid.
Value for money:
Look no further that Thailand, the ‘Land of Smiles’. Bangkok boasts more than 70,000 rooms; many overlooking the iconic Chao Phraya River seen in so many films and photos. These days, three nights in Bangkok would cost about the same as one night in a comparable hotel in London. Plus you’ll get that special touch of Asian hospitality.
More destinations to choose from for your dollar:
Southeast Asia is as diverse as Europe in language, culture, landscape, history and cuisine. Its, not just a single destination but a myriad of countries and cultures, contrasting landscapes and a rich history dating back thousands of years. . Short internal flights have you combining French-era Vietnamese Architecture with magnificent Balinese Temples or the Pristine Beaches of Southern Thailand. Haven’t flown on an Asian Airline for a few years- you should! Full Service on Thai Airways or Cathay Pacific still means Full Service, and these airlines are a true joy to fly with.
World Heritage Sites you must see:
Southeast Asia is home to many culturally significant sites, but none as spectacular as these must see UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
Boasting over 3000 limestone peaks and serving as the backdrop for the classic French film ‘Indochine’ starring Catherine Deneuve.
Among the most important archaeological sites in the world. Extending some 150 square miles and including the most important structures of the Khmer Empire, dating from the 9th to the 15th century Cambodia.
A ninth-century Mahayana Buddhist Monument in Central Java, Indonesia, this monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage.
The Sukhothai region has been declared in its entirety a World Heritage Site. This is the reputed cradle of Thai culture and nationhood. The ancient ruins are found within two parks: Sukhothai Historical Park and Si Satchanalai-Chaliang Historical Park.
The entire town of Luang Prabang is designated a World Heritage Site. It has been described as the best-preserved traditional village in Southeast Asia. Long the seat of local kingdoms, Luang Prabang was made the royal capital of Laos in the 14th century.
Dining and off-site venues:
Southeast Asia’s Stylish and sophisticated restaurants rival anything you will find anywhere in the world… and at about one-third the cost of Western Europe. Choose from modern and fashionable restaurants in Bangkok, Historic venues in Hanoi with walls that could tell stories, or off-site venues in one of the many historic citadels found throughout Southeast Asia.
In our world of shrinking budgets and value driven choices don’t overlook options like Eastern Europe, Latin American and of course, Asia. Your dollar goes further in all three and all of them offer some stunning options that can keep international travel in your budget.