If you are a business person who is tired of making dull and uneventful trips to intriguing places, you might be wondering how you can combine business with pleasure on your next venture. Therefore, for those planning on visiting Thailand for work-related purposes soon, here are some of the ways that you can still have fun and enjoy your trip.
· Stay in a Resort
Rather than booking a standard hotel in the center of Bangkok, you should consider staying at a resort close to the sea—or traveling to a resort once your conferences and meetings are over. A resort can allow you to unwind and relax after a long day of meetings and will help you to avoid feeling as if your time there is a chore. Not only this, but staying in a resort will help you to stay active and get a good night’s sleep. This is vital if you want to be at your best during the next day’s business events. For those who want to feel pampered and stay amid tranquility during their Thailand trip, Outrigger’s Koh Samui resort might be the perfect option.
· Book an Extra Few Days Away
Instead of going straight home after your business meetings, if you have some vacation time leftover, you should consider booking a few days off and staying in Thailand for a little longer. This will give you the opportunity to explore the areafree of your work commitments, and can allow you to travel to areas and islands that are quite a distance from the meetings that you had to attend. Once you have done this, you may find that you return to work ready to focus and that you enjoy your work more after you have taken this break.
· Eat Local Cuisine
If you do not have a lot of time during your stay to sightsee and see as much of Thailand as you would like, the least you can do to get an experience of the local culture is to eat delicious food.
Rather than eating what you would normally consume in the States, you should instead try to eat local cuisine and dishes that are completely new to you. Not only will this give you the chance to broaden your palette and treat your tastebuds, but chomping on local cuisine can allow you to get to grips with the culture and understand the country that you are visiting a little more. In essence, you will become a food tourist.
· See the Sights
If you get the chance to, such as in the early mornings or evenings, you should sightsee as much as you can—even if you simply look out of the windowsof your train or taxi when you are traveling from A to B. This will allow you to tick off some of the Thailand experiences and views that are on your dream itinerary (even around all the work that you need to do). If possible, you might even decide to work in cafes and outdoor areas, where you can soak up the climate and beautiful surroundings—all while completing your to-do list.