A Challenging Island Experience for 200 Delegates in Southern Thailand

The brief:
Deliver an island experience off Phuket for 200 delegates with an onward trip to Bangkok for 60 VIPs.

This took place before Covid precautions were completely relaxed, so it was an event where we really had to think on our feet. Several suppliers we would have normally relied on were either still closed or had shuttered their business altogether. Worse, management of the private island we originally selected and confirmed for the stay changed their mind and informed us they are no longer accepting any groups. Back to the drawing board!

After a diligent search, we found another appropriate base, a private island with sufficient accommodation, 15 minutes from Phuket by boat. The owner was charming and willing but had never served large groups in the past, so we had to work meticulously alongside her to ensure the services were up to standard in every aspect, from food and beverages, setup, and logistics to venue preparation. With the clock counting down and the anxious client making three advance inspections in 10 months in the pre-planning stage, we cannot deny this was an intense experience. But was it a success? Did the party enjoy it?  Here’s what the client said:

“It’s hard to find the right words except to say a massive THANK YOU to you and all your operations team for making the event such a huge success.  There’s no doubt that without Destination Asia working so hard behind the scenes, we couldn’t have delivered such an amazing program. Thanks to everyone on your operations teams in both Phuket and Bangkok for their attention to detail and great customer service in looking after our attendees. Whether they were managing airport arrivals, tours & excursions, dine around, or assisting on the hospitality desk we had the utmost confidence in your well-trained, efficient, friendly team.”

For more details on arranging an event on a Thai island or anywhere else in the country, reach out to the team at [email protected].

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