9 Reasons Singapore is the Professional Choice for your next Incentive Trip
Singapore welcomed over 16 million foreign visitors in 2016. It should be no surprise that a city widely regarded as one of the top financial and business centers in the world is also a highly regarded MICE destination. While Singapore does cater to more upscale tourism, business is the lifeblood of the city state and is consistently rated as one of the best places in the world to do business.
Here are 5 reasons Singapore is the professional choice for your next incentive trip or team building event:
1. Renowned MICE and Business Destination
Singapore routinely ranks high on planners’ ideal MICE destinations because of its excellent hospitality sector, conference halls, and business service center facilities. The first world standard of facilities makes communication with the outside world not a problem and allows you to focus on the objective at hand: ensuring your staff get the quality training they deserve.
2. Great Networking Opportunity
When not engaged in team building exercises or seminars, management can use the occasion to network with similar minded businesses in Singapore and across Asia. The main aim of a trip to Singapore may be to improve team dynamics or reward staff productivity, but it doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the world class business environment and foster new business relationships.
3. Compact Destination
The size of Singapore means that it is easy to get across the city and devote more time to team building events. It also creates the potential to do a city wide Amazing Race or treasure hunt that will be sure to be fun, build team morale, and make the most of limited resources. Quality roads and public transportation infrastructure further to add to the level of mobility available in Singapore.
4. Central Location Within Southeast Asia
If you’re coming from Southeast Asia, Singapore is a great destination as it means it will cut down on travel time and flights costs, two major factors when considering a good incentive or team building trip location. From neighboring ASEAN countries flight times are limited and often hourly, such is the popularity of Singapore among neighboring countries for business dealings.
5. Excellence Assured
Singapore is home to many of the top luxury hotels in the world and are equipped and staffed to fulfill the needs of the most demanding of corporate clients. While other countries offer the excitement of the unknown, Singapore provides the peace of mind that can only come from a country that is well established on the MICE and incentive trip circuit.
6. Limited Red Tape
The ease with which one can conduct business in Singapore should also be a consideration when deciding a future incentive or team building trip. The focus for the trip may be incentive or dream driven, but it also provides the chance for management to use the trip to expand the business safe in the knowledge that local laws are friendly towards businesses and made transparent.