ASIA - How individual attendees and groups get from point A to point B during the course of a multi-day meeting is an important, if less heralded, aspect of the event experience. Even a single nightmare cab or bus ride can cast a pall over the entire program.
Happily, most taxis and shuttle buses get the job done without a problem. But if you really want your meeting to stand out, you might want to think outside the box-shaped vehicle.
Here are five ideas that will "drive" your imagination.
Classic cars are great for social media.
You don't have to be a car nut to appreciate the splendor of a 1970 Cadillac Deville Convertible, a 1967 Ford Mustang, a 1951 Chevy pickup truck or a 1963 Volkswagen Bus. These Instagrammable rides promise to transport attendees in style, and will have them buzzing both offline among each other and online among their friends.
Cycling is a great way to connect with local culture.
Attendees these days are particularly fond of events that incorporate sustainability and wellness. Bicycle transportation checks both boxes. Plus, in destinations where cycling is popular, it can be a great way for groups to connect with the local culture.
Pedicabs are fun and sustainable way to see a city.
If you like the idea of bicycle transportation but don't want to make your attendees sweat, consider pedicabs, which are a fun and sustainable way to see a city without having to pedal your way through it.
River taxis allow you to enjoy the city in a different perspective.
Taxis on land may be standard fare, but taxis on water are special. The great part of riding these river taxis is that you can enjoy the city with a different perspective, and take in the stunning sights on both sides of the river while the gentle breezes are playing with your hair.
Horse-drawn carriages can work a charm to transport attendees.
Horse-drawn carriages aren't just for fairytales or first dates. They also can be a charming way to transport attendees during private events - especially in destinations that have an Old World appeal or a slower pace of living.