Written on 9th March 2016

The Appointment Group organises FAM trip to celebrate the opening of its Singapore operation

To celebrate the opening of our Singapore office, The Appointment Group (TAG) organised a spectacular client familiarisation trip in February.

Joining TAG’s Shane Barr (TAG Asia Pacific Managing Director) and Linh Tran (TAG Asia Pacific Procurement Manager) on this trip across South East Asia, were 6 clients from the Film & Production, Talent Management as well as entertainment promotion industries.

With TAG’s recent expansion within the Asian continent we wanted to showcase the advantages of dealing with a global company like TAG. It was our aim to highlight how our local presence and market knowledge allows us to make the best recommendations to our clients, whilst our global buying power and processes guarantee extremely competitive rates and flawless travel experiences.

The trip covered various top destinations: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong & Sentosa Island were all included in the itinerary. The running theme of the trip was five star luxury; four very different properties were chosen for this particular trip; the South Beach Singapore, the Anantara Riverside Bangkok, The Peninsula Hong Kong & Shangri-La Sentosa.

We wanted to show our client’s first-hand the differences in style and trends available on the hotel market, as well as indicate to our clients how a five star rating does not imply a certain look or feel.

  • The South Beach in Singapore is a 654-rooms and suites Luxury & Lifestyle H.I.P. (Highly Individualised People and Places). With commanding views over the Lion City's skyline, this trendy Hotel of Design by renowned French designer Philippe Starck, fuses contemporary architecture with restored heritage buildings.
  • Set on the banks of the grand Chao Phraya River, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is a thriving oasis offering a unique way to experience the Thai capital. Luxurious suites lit by the twinkle of the city skyline. The Anantara has a wonderful resort feel which is more than welcome after experiencing a day in the bustling city of Bangkok.
  • Overlooking Victoria Harbour, the Peninsula Hong Kong is a regal, iconic hotel setting service standards which hotels around the world measure themselves against, since 1928.  The Grande Dame of the Far East offers a blend of the best Eastern and Western hospitality in an atmosphere of unmatched classical grandeur and timeless elegance.
  • Shangri La-Sentosa is the only beachfront resort that is conveniently located within a 15-minute drive from the metropolitan Singapore centre. With panoramic views of the South China Sea, the resort offers a modern tropical holiday experience - the perfect family retreat.

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The trip wasn’t all business, we ensured that in each city the attendees were able to explore the city on their own terms. This certainly shed some light as to why South East Asia is such a magnet for the entertainment industry.

Furthermore we arranged a string of activities including; cultural walking tours, harbour side boat cruises, sampling local culinary delights and even a Segway tour! We are confident that after these eight days the group had a better understanding of all that South East Asia has to offer and why opening a Singapore operation was an obvious choice for TAG.

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