Brief and challenges:
Destination Asia Thailand received a brief from an incentive house in Australia to create a program for 40 pax from a well-known transportation company. The delegates were the company’s leading sales achievers, traveling first to Singapore and then Koh Samui on their incentive. The program did pose some logistical challenges as the group was journeying on the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express from Singapore to Bangkok, with the plan to then fly to Koh Samui. However, with the train arriving late in the day, it would not be possible to arrive in Koh Samui before sunset as desired.
Overcoming the challenges:
To solve the challenge of arriving in time for sunset on Koh Samui, Destination Asia made arrangements for a charter flight from Hua Hin to the island. The flight had sufficient capacity for the delegates but not their luggage, so Destination Asia staff collected their luggage from E&O Express at Surat Thani Province before sending it by ferry to the island, where it would be ready on their arrival.
This alteration to the schedule resulted in the group having an extra few hours before boarding the flight at Hua Hin. It was decided to disembark the group at Prachub Kirikhan Province for breakfast by the beach, followed by a morning of longtail boat racing. There was then sufficient time to board the flight in Hua Hin and arrive with a few hours to relax before sunset on Koh Samui.
The result was excellent. A great success and very happy with the end result. There was a worry we would not arrive in time for the sunset on Koh Samui, but in fact we arrived with time to spare and our bags were already delivered.