First time organising a welcome repception in the Spore Zoo in a safari dinning setting for the 166-member delegation from the Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents led by its Chairman Paul Leung and COnvention Chairman Jason Wong (an up-and-coming entreprenuer) on 25 Jun 2010. They were in Spore for their Annual Overseas Convention entitled "A world without travel agents?" held in Fairmont Hotel from 25-27 Jun. Another 2 members - Tommy Tam and Richard Willis with their unique interpersonal skills also left us with a deep impression.
It was a s successful convention and the HK travel agents are very excited after 15 years (the last convention held in Spore was 1995) to see the unique, different and transformed Singapore especially the new tourism products of Marina Bay Snads and Resorts World Sentosa, Helix Bridge, Marina Barrage etc
Wow, we were so delighted as the guests were very happy with our hospitality, organisation of the event, cuisine and safari dinning experience and programme arranged with extensive networking and sharings. From the photos, u can see that they were really enjoying themselves and had a good time at the zoo and thereafter the night safari tour.
Even though there was no specific counterpart took the lead in fronting it when the ball landed on no-man's land due to the lack of visibility and communication in the beginning, I picked up the ball and knocking at the doors of dear colleagues and we proactively formed a task force to accomplish the project. Thanks to the borderless support and efforts contributed by my dear friends from various departments of Healthcare, MICE, Tourism Shopping, IG and Desitnation Marketing, with Christine coording from HK as well as the Singapore Zoo Valerie, Jennifer and Vanessa. Through this exercise, i found my faithful and sincere friends and supporters in the entire eco-system.
my takeaways are the friendship established with the Hong Kong trade partners and comradeship within the organisation.