ASEAN Adventures makes venturing into ASEAN both work and play! Whatever your reason for traveling to ASEAN on business, your ASEAN Venture will also be an Adventure.
ASEAN Adventures is an online community marketplace for the business traveler to/from/within the ASEAN Region, serving their need to maximize their business trip(s) by connecting them with their ASEAN Counterparts, with the help of travel, tourism, and hospitality service providers.
Four compelling trends drive the need for this online community:
ASEAN Ventures - According to American Express, strong demand for business travel will continue in the ASEAN region, as "companies within the region and across the world send business travelers there to capitalize on its economic expansion.”
Business Traveler - Today, doing business in ASEAN, is more likely to be motivated by knowledge sharing and building relationships rather than boosting sales. A common type of "knowledge sharing" is traveling to attend conferences and exhibitions. Frequent business travelers are also often the most frequent leisure travelers. So as the lines between business and pleasure get thinner, demand will increase for unique travel experiences that personally engage the consumer by designing customized tours and providing quality service.
Online Community - Almost 40 percent of the world internet users are in Asia-Pacific countries and 70 percent of them have social media network accounts. More than half of business travelers use the Internet to plan their trips, and broadband Internet connection is essential, if not indispensable, to corporate travelers.
ASEAN Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Providers -. The challenge for the ASEAN region is to develop a set of unique products and experiences that recognize significant changes brought about by evolving demographics and markets. As the lines blur between business and leisure travel, there is an increasing demand for high-tech communication amenities, customized tours, quality assurances and standards regarding personal safety and security.
ASEAN Adventures facilitates your business trip by networking you (before, during and after your trip) with business prospects, friends and colleagues, via social networks and mobile apps.
ASEAN Adventures gives the business traveler new ways of exploring and discovering Southeast Asia with the fundamental premise that travel is made better by the people you meet along the way, the epicurean delights that satisfy the soul, the places you stay that pamper your spirit and the things you experience that enrich your mind.
Personal relationships matter in ASEAN business. Establishing trust and confidence begins by showing interest in their language and culture. What better way to get to know each other by touring, learning, experiencing, dining, drinking and playing together!
In ASEAN, more deals are done on the golf course, on the beach, on a cruise, while sightseeing, while island hopping, at a nature and wildlife preserve. Developing friendships first, then business dealings later, will win their trust faster. Showing personal interest in your partner, their lives, country and culture, can be achieved by taking an ASEAN Adventure while Venturing with them.