Dubai | Hong Kong | Thailand
Asia is a continent of contrasts with a variety of options for incentive travel. Our luxury, full itineraries throughout Asia will give you an opportunity to sample the variety that Asia has to offer.
Lying on the blue waters of the Southern Gulf and backed by the majestic desert, Dubai offers visitors year-round sunshine and five star luxury. The streets are clean and safe, and travelers are sure to be charmed by the city’s warmth and friendliness. The area has superb facilities for sports, shopping, dining and entertainment. Dubai’s unique attraction is that it brings together in a single, accessible location the comforts and convenience of the western world with the adventures of Arabia – from the bustling souks to sandy desert. With easy accessibility, this exotic destination with a cosmopolitan lifestyle, has the right mix to make it the ideal solution for an incentive trip or for key client entertainment.
Dubai is the most western influenced of all the Emirates, but remains a Muslim nation. Alcohol is freely available in bars, restaurants and hotels but may only be consumed on the premises. Dubai and neighbouring Sharjah are particularly good for shopping, especially for gold, silver, electronic goods, designer clothes and carpets or rugs. Drinks are expensive, as there are no taxes for locals. Visas are required for any person travelling on any passport other than United Kingdom.
When the West came East, Hong Kong is where it settled and felt most at home. Today Hong Kong offers the highest standard of service, the sophistication of a cosmopolitan centre and the exotic feel of the Orient all rolled into one. A vibrant, dynamic and safe city, part of the powerhouse of the growing Asian economies and one of the most efficient and successful business centres anywhere in the world. Hong Kong offers some fascinating tours, intriguing specialist visits and sophisticated nightlife.
Furthermore it’s free-port status means that most imported goods are duty free. Beautiful antiques and carvings, high-tech cameras and hi-fi items, and everything from cut-price designer clothes to market bargains, Hong Kong offers a great deal for every visitor reluctant to return home empty handed.
The climate is sub-tropical. Hot and humid from May to mid-September with a risk of typhoons over the same period. Late September to early December the temperatures and humidity drop with clear sunny days – undoubtedly the most pleasant time of year with temperatures averaging 73ºC – 75ºC.
Thailand, literally translated ‘Land of the Free’, covers an area of South-east Asia slightly smaller than France. Originally called Siam, Thailand is a country rich in culture and natural beauty. It has been blessed with expansive natural parks, fertile plains, remote jungles, beaches washed by turquoise waters and tropical islands bathed in endless sunshine. Home to many immigrants, the Thai people have managed to preserve the traditions of their unique culture, at the same time absorbing the practices of modern living. The combination of cultures and backgrounds make Thailand a memorable country to visit.
The capital, Bangkok or ‘City of Angels’ is one of the world’s most exciting and exotic cities. It is a place of striking contrasts where ancient temples stand alongside modern office buildings. Not only the powerhouse behind Thailand’s spectacular economic growth it is a city offering excellent sightseeing, shopping, dining, entertainment and night life.
Thailand has a humid, tropical climate, and it is hot all year round. The best time to visit Thailand is during the cool season, from October to February, when it is not as humid as during the summer and the rainy seasons. The average temperature is around 65ºF to 89ºF (18ºC to 32ºC).