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MICE EXPERTS IN ASIA - IN ASIA

Why Choose Exo AS YOUR MICE PARTNER 2 MEETINGS 4

VIETNAM Destinations 6 Inspiring Activites 7 Exclusive Services 8 Case Study 9

THAILAND Destinations 12 Inspiring Activites 13 Exclusive Services 14 Case Study 15

HOANG SA ISLANDS

CAMBODIA Destinations 18 Inspiring Activites 19 Exclusive Services 20 Case Study 21

LAOS Destinations 24 Inspiring Activites 25 Exclusive Services 26 Case Study 27

Phu Quoc Island

MYANMAR Destinations 28 Inspiring Activites 29 Exclusive Services 30 Case Study 31

Con Dao

INDONESIA Destinations 34 Inspiring Activites 35 Exclusive Services 36 Case Study 37

Japan Destinations 40 Inspiring Activites 41 Exclusive Services 42 Case Study 43

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY our commitment to you Exo foundation WHERE TO FIND US GPXB số: 73-2011/CXB/181/06-01/ThT. Cấp ngày 31/10/2011 In 2.000 cuốn tại Công ty in Itaxa. In xong và nộp lưu chiểu 11/2011 Thực hiện: Tropika.vn NHÀ XUẤT BẢN THÔNG TẤN TP. HCM

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Why Choose Exo AS YOUR MICE PARTNER

Exotissimo offers one-of-a-kind experiences in Asia, crafted to excite, challenge, enlighten and leave long-lasting memories. Specifically employing travel enthusiasts

WHAT WE DO

OUR PEOPLE

with extensive knowledge of the region, we are at the forefront of providing

Understanding that no two groups are alike, our

As a consequence of having one of the best staff

experienced MICE departments deliver unique

training programs within the industry, we have one

travel experiences and seamlessly organized trips

of the lowest staff turnovers in the region, giving

throughout Southeast Asia and Japan. Our expert

us a substantial advantage in delivering a proactive

knowledge from staff throughout the region

and caring client service. Our dedicated MICE teams

guarantees imaginative tailor-made itineraries

are there to work closely with you from inception

inspirational MICE events. Whether it’s a venue or meeting arrangement for hundreds of employees, Exotissimo Travel is your MICE partner in Asia. PIONEERS For hassle free, inspirational and unique MICE

of the longest established inbound tour operators

carried out with perfect execution. We work

of an idea through to execution, and are on the

products, Exotissimo Travel lead the way.

in Indochina, Myanmar and Thailand, organizing

with clients to design programs that suit every

ground to ensure the perfect complete product

Approaching 20 years experience in the industry,

everything from conferences for large corporations

need, following a philosophy of bespoke travel

is delivered. We place a huge level of importance

we are the leading Destination Management

to memorable incentive trips for hundreds of

and activity as opposed to standard ‘off the shelf’

on hiring and retaining the best of the best in all

Company and PCO in Asia. Established in 1993

employees. As a travel group, our network

options. Because of this we are the first choice

our destinations, and will continue to provide in-

in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, we were the

includes over 550 full time professionals across

Destination Management Company and PCO for

depth training to all staff in order to exceed client

first foreign company to be granted a tourism

17 destination based offices in Vietnam, Thailand,

clients in search of an experienced and reliable

expectations at every stage.

operating license in Vietnam. We are now one

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia and Japan.

partner in Asia. www.exotissimo-mice.com


Meetings With

Exotissimo Travel

The Exo Experience With nearly 20

Meeting Venues in Asia

The Logistics

Upgraded Services

We operate with experienced

Customized Reservation Systems

The variety of meeting venues on offer through Exo

of exclusive services to make

We are able to offer a number

years experience in

in Asia is extensive. We specialize in providing the

teams based in each destination

Exotissimo can offer a white

the MICE industry,

ideal solution to meet your needs and our history

we work in. This gives the

label reservations system for

your visit and involvement period around any meeting as relaxing

Exo are a clear first

of satisfied clients is credit to our expertise. Our

advantage of resolving challenges

meeting organizers. This allows

choice when it

service is unrivalled when it comes to delivering

quickly and efficiently. We can

customized services such as

and enjoyable as possible. These extra special touches may include

comes to choosing

meticulously managed high quality service at an

provide fleets of vehicles ranging

those listed below for all meeting

a suitable company to arrange your meetings. We

affordable price. We do not forfeit quality to offer

from executive cars to coaches.

delegates:

limo transfers, VIP clearance at

• Booking of accommodation

a number of airports or even

have forged excellent relations with a portfolio of

low prices. Our substantial knowledge and years

We can also facilitate a number

clients boasting excellent meeting venues all over

spent working with long-standing partners enables

of nationalities, providing multi-

choices

Asia. Our range of contracts and rates hold great

us the privilege of passing on superb rates for

lingual guides and ground staff.

• Transfers

appeal and we are proud of the unrivalled service

groups that range in size from five up to thousands

At the ATF 2011 in Phnom Penh,

• Pre and Post Touring

we successfully ran ground

• Excursions

operations for a group with over

• Activities for spouses and

we can offer our valued partners.

of persons.

2000 participants.

alternative transport options such as helicopter, private jets and charter flights.

companions www.exotissimo-mice.com


Tour the countryside of HOI-AN on bicycle before visiting a local school to make donations.

VIETNAM A world of vivid color where emerald green rice paddies glisten, dramatic coastlines sparkle, food is delectable and the history compelling. Vietnam has long possessed an innate allure borne from its diverse landscape and welcoming people, making it an adventurous and mesmerizing destination.

Halong Bay

CHINA Hanoi

A pulsating capital rich in history. Prepare for a lively day by joining in a morning group Tai Chi class at Quan Thanh temple.

A spectacular natural landscape of cragged limestone outcrops rising from the sea to form a dramatic scenery. Enter one of the staggering caves where a sit down meal can be served.

VIETNAM

Race wooden sampan boats along the Mekong River in an exciting contest.

ACTIVIT ACTIVITIES

HaLong Bay

HANOI

INSPIRING

LAOS

Hue

Hue

Hoi An

Ho Chi Minh City

Hoang Sa island

Spend the afternoon on an exclusive beach sipping cocktails before dining in one of Halong’s elusive caves.

Hoi An

CAMBODIA

Charming cobbled streets and astounding architecture are the signature of Hoi An. Dine outdoors in a decorated closed street, surrounded by historic buildings. Within easy reach are the stunning beaches of Danang and Nha Trang.

CON DAO & PHU QUOC

Beautifully serene and peaceful. These islands are littered with pristine beaches that make the perfect setting for lunchtime barbeques, parties or themed gala dinners next to the sea.

Dine in your very own private train carriage as it coasts through the scenic Red River Delta.

A cultural and culinary hub with opportunities to dine in the grounds of the Citadel and help local schools.

Da Nang

A riverside metropolis buzzing with activity day and night. Explore the eclectic city on a fleet of vintage Vespa for a memorable experience.

Take a boat ride along the Mekong Delta before sitting down to a delicious private lunch in a sparkling green rice field.

Ho Chi Minh City

Con Dao Phu Quoc

Explore the forests and ancient ruins of My Son in open top Jeeps.

Truong Sa island

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VIETNAM

Exclusive Services

CASE STUDY A large group of 200 employees from a Customer Relations company in Germany wanted both local experiences, some time set aside for relaxation and an element of CSR activities to take part in. Guests were given a small beauty case on arrival at the airport, filed with sunscreen lotion, lip gloss and other essentials to create a holiday atmosphere. Yoga class on the beach then a relaxing massage in the spa of the Vinpearl Hotel in Nha Trang. A morning spent in a beautiful remote bay with gourmet breakfast followed by an exciting team race in traditional sampan boats. After selecting fresh ingredients from the market, the afternoon was spent in a private cooking class with the head chef from The Sheraton hotel. A memorable day on vintage Vespa motorbikes, passing the breathtaking sights of Saigon. The group helped at a local community project, teaching

The Imperial Citadel in Hue

Discover Hanoi Challenge

Step back in time for an impressive and majestic ‘Imperial Dinner’ in traditional costume within the famous walled fortress and palace of the Hue Citadel.

Race in your teams through the Old Quarters to collect local items such as traditional medicines and ancestral offerings, marking them off a list as you go.

A Night In Halong Bay

Vespa Rally In Saigon

children the basics in computing and helping prepare

Head to the striking setting of Halong Bay for a sunset cocktail party. Relax in the mouth of a cave as you finish your drinks and sit down to an evening meal, watching the sun slowly drop behind the sea.

Travel through the city on the back of a fleet of vintage Vespa motorbikes for a classical and thrilling dinner transfer or sight seeing tour.

An unforgettable Gala night in the midst of the ancient

lunch at a homeless shelter.

Po Nagar Cham Towers, built between the 7th and 12th century. Local dancing entertainment followed dinner.

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Palm Garden Resort

The Furama Resort Danang

Hoi An

Da Nang

Spread out over 5 hectares of lush tropical

The Furama Resort Danang is a temple

gardens, the Palm Garden Resort offers

of relaxation on Vietnam’s iconic Danang

a tranquil retreat where the sounds and

Beach. Boasting exceptional services

scents of nature abound. Situated on a

and famed Vietnamese hospitality,

220-meter stretch of Cua Dai Beach near

the property was designed by award-

Hoi An, this award winning property has

winning Australian architects and blends

become one of Vietnams most sought after

traditional Vietnamese design with

resorts to host MICE events. Consisting of

French colonial accents. The 198 rooms

188 well-equipped rooms that vary from

and suites are a haven of opulence and

standard to suite rooms, all of which come

craftsmanship, from warm décor tones

with garden or ocean views to be enjoyed

and expansive marble bathrooms, to

from private terraces.

ceiling fans and polished timber floors.

Guests can relax in the minimalist inspired rooms, where light and space add to the overriding feeling of luxury. The Palm

Each room features modern amenities and the style and comfort one would expect from a five-star beach property.

Garden boasts a number of food outlets

Not just for leisure travelers, the Furama

where delectable flavors from around

Resort is one of Vietnam’s best venues

the globe can be savored in exotic

for conference and incentive groups.

environments. Home to some of the best

With its enviable location near Danang

business facilities in the region, the Resort

airport, immense facilities and a full time

provides excellent ammenities to connect

team dedicated to MICE events, incentive

vacation with work, offering more than

travelers are assured of a successful event

500sqm of flexible and state-of-the-art

at the Furama

meeting facilities, banquet and reception space for groups ranging from 20 to 400 guests. Bridging the gap between vacation and work, delegates are treated to a heavenly oasis of calm in which to team build.

For added relaxation, the spa offers the very best in body and beauty therapies. The signature Café Indochine, Don Cipriani’s Italian restaurant, Hai Van Lounge, openair bars and poolside restaurants make the resort a warm and cozy, distinctly chic drinking and dining destination.


Choose your theme for an unforgettable gala dinner or party on the beach.

THAILAND A country that exudes a fascinating and enchanting lustre, from the captivating lush green rice paddies of the central regions, to pearlescent sandy beaches and limestone outcrops in the south and historic, culturally rooted areas around Chiang Mai in the north. Thailand is a scintillating destination that tantalizes every sense. Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai

Experience Thailand on a more cultural level in its Northern region. Explore its towns in a tricycle convoy and stop at a local temple for a private blessing.

Sip on coconut cocktails and FEAST ON a luxury BBQ lunch on an exclusive private island.

Privately charter the Orient Express from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

Chiang Rai

MYANMAR

LAOS

Chiang Mai

ACTIVITI ACTIVITIES INSPIRING

Kanchanaburi & Hua Hin

Just a short distance from Bangkok so eliminates the need to fly. Here you find lush forests with elephant trekking, bamboo rafting and we can even arrange a sit-down dinner in the jungle.

THAILAND Kanchanaburi

CAMBODIA Hua Hin

Rise to the challenge of building a beach hut from r aw materials on a deserted island.

Bangkok

BANGKOK

A cosmopolitan mix of dazzling temples, glinting palaces, eclectic markets, infamous nightlife and unique culture. Bangkok is a city boasting some of the world’s most pioneering accommodation and cuisine.

Embark on a sunset elephant trek through the jungle to a private ‘Golden Triangle’ viewpoint.

Phuket

Charming cobbled streets and astounding secluded lagoons, warming hospitality, sumptuous sunsets and fantastic southern cuisine makes the white sand fringed island of Phuket a top destination.

Koh Samui

Phuket

KOH SAMUI

A diverse island of outstanding natural beauty. Trek the interior forests before heading to the beach for an afternoon of water sports, finishing with a relaxing spa treatment.

Board a 4WD Jeep and head into the mountains of Khao Yai to swim in the cool waters of a spectacular waterfall. www.exotissimo-mice.com


THAILAND

Exclusive Services

CASE STUDY For an international association’s top achievers, Exo was set with the task of providing a four night trip for 190 travellers, using exclusive hotels, venues and daily activities to engage the group in local culture, culminating in an impressive gala dinner. Guests embarked on an Art & Culture discovery of Bangkok’s unseen klongs and hidden communities. A Private cooking class under the guidance of a professional chef in a superior restaurant. A convoy of 75 tuk-tuks transferred guests to a top restaurant where dinner was served on the rooftop. Private speedboats made their way to the breathtaking Phang Nga Bay where a delicious lunch was followed by local Thai entertainment. A ‘White Elegant Night’ in a specially constructed white marquee on Phuket included live sax players, surprise entertainers arriving by longtail boat, and a fireworks party.

Ayutthaya temple Dinner Sit down to a five star dining experience within the grounds of Wat Chai Wattanaram temple. Enjoy traditional Thai dancing, fireworks and finish by releasing lanterns into the night sky.

LIMO TRANSFER

The King’s Boat

Tuk Tuk Convoy

Step from the plane into the luxury of an escorted limo transfer. Available for up to 300 people, our luxurious transfer option also features a personal police escort to ensure smooth running.

Step on to the exclusive Royal Thai Navy Boat to enjoy a champagne breakfast with a difference. A Thai masseur is also available to work away those aches and pains, ensuring a relaxed start to your day.

Travel around the centre of Bangkok in a convoy of Tuk Tuks with your very own police escort. An excellent way to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Bangkok’s streets.

A gala awards ceremony was held at the newly opened rooftop venue ‘Famous Phuket’ with a paparazzi redcarpet entrance. An Oscar style awards ceremony took place followed by live band and contemporary dance show at The Blue Elephant, Phuket.

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Indigo Pearl Thailand

Millennium Hilton Bangkok Thailand

Drawing inspiration from Phuket’s idyllic tropical beauty, and the island’s tin mining

With picture-perfect river views from every

history, the luxurious beachfront Indigo

room, innovative restaurants and a modern

Pearl combines warm Thai hospitality with

spa, it is no surprise that Millennium Hilton

contemporary industrial chic.

Bangkok has been recognized as one of

Choose from the Indigo Pearl’s 177 rooms consisting of Pearl Bed Suites, Premium

Asia Pacific’s best new business hotels by readers of Business Traveler.

Pearl Bed Suites, D- Buk Suites and Pool

Millennium Hilton Bangkok features ten

Pavilions, all decorated with the hotel’s

state-of-the art, innovative and stylish

signature antique industrial ironwork

boardrooms located on the 30th floor

and locally crafted furniture. If you prefer

with sweeping views of the stunning river

secluded outdoor spaces, many options

and skyline beyond. Boasting ten unique

feature private courtyards, gardens,

meeting spaces offering between 63-96

showers, tubs, and even plunge pools.

sqm., this is the ideal venue for a business

Take advantage of the resorts attributes both man-made and natural. Home to three unique pools, a nearby awardwinning golf course and world-class spa. It would be a shame not to use the resort’s diving facilities and explore the riches of the Andaman Sea. The Indigo Pearl’s six

brief, day meeting or full conference. Organizing big events and banqueting are no longer a hassle, with the choice of Grand Ballroom (594 sqm.) on 2nd Floor with ceiling of 8.5 meters or Thonburi Ballroom (338 sqm.) on Mezzanine Floor with ceiling of 6.5 meters high.

restaurants, bars, and cafes a multitude

Each of the guestrooms comes equipped

of many ways to experience Thai cuisine.

with an array of modern amenities,

Watch chefs whip up local-style street

river views and high-speed internet.

food at Tin Mine, taste the Kingdom’s

The Executive Rooms and Suites include

fine-dining flavors at Black Ginger, or take

panoramic city and river views and

a Thai cooking classes at Moo’s Kitchen.

separate working spaces, as well as access

An ideal base for corporate events and

to the Executive Lounge on the 31st floor.

incentives, the expansive well-equipped meeting rooms and experienced staff will ensure a memorable and smooth experience.


CAMBODIA

Discover mysterious temples and Hidden treasures during an Indiana Jones trail team building exercise in The Archeological Park.

Steamy rainforests, charismatic cities, untouched beaches, pink Mekong river-dolphins and the mother of all temples – Angkor Wat. Cambodia offers a fascinating and absorbing backdrop for incentive groups where activities are only limited by the imagination. Take a temple safari around the complex of Angkor Wat and camp at your THE BEAUTIFUL BEANG MELEA TEMPLE in our exclusive tented accommodation.

ACTIVITI ACTIVITIES INSPIRING

Siem Reap

Home to the mighty Angkor Wat, Siem Reap beats as the historical heart of the country. Camp amongst the temples or embark on an off-road Jeep expedition to explore the staggering landscape.

LAOS

THAILAND

Tonle Sap Lake

Siem Reap Tonle Sap Lake

South Coast

Explore the mountains, mangroves, secluded islands and beaches of Ream National Park near Sihanoukville. Camp on Koh Sampoch in our fully equipped tents - complete with beds.

In your teams RACE each other in traditional dragon boats along the Siem Reap River.

CAMBODIA

Enjoy dinner in a local family home on Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake. Set sail and sip on champagne during a luxury boat cruise at sunset.

While visiting the Roulos area, stop for A Delicious countryside barbeque lunch.

We can arr ange tr avel in, around or over temples in Jeeps, tuk tuks, OX carts and even helicopters.

PHNOM PENH

VIETNAM Sihanoukville

Phnom Penh

A charming capital city perched on the banks of the Mekong. Travel through its vibrant streets in branded tuk-tuks and board a private boat for a cocktail river cruise.

Visit a children’s charity to meet the children and teach sports such as soccer and volleyball, a great way to help and interact with a local community. www.exotissimo-mice.com


CAMBODIA

Exclusive Services

CASE STUDY This group had a desire to interact with local people and go through a genuinely authentic experience. They wanted to discover the beguiling past and learn of the positive future Cambodia is now facing. Hotel De La Paix was the setting for a sublime cocktail ice event where to contrast the modern, a Labokatao demonstration was performed by the NGO Green Gecko. Lunch was held in a traditional floating house, where guests met local fisherman. For a touch of adventure and exploration of the landscape, a 4x4 took guests to the holy and revered mountain of Phnom Kulen. Teams raced against each other in traditional dragon boats along the Siem Reap River. Games were organized at a school near Tonle Sap Lake for an unforgettable and rewarding opportunity to interact with the local children and make donations. A gala dinner was served in the illuminated grounds

HELICOPTER OVER ANGKOR Take an unforgettable helicopter flight over the majestic spires of the Angkor Temple complex. Get a bird’s eye view as you hover over stunning sites such as Angkor Wat.

ICE BAR PARTY Enjoy a themed cocktail party in a luxury hotel. Illuminated blocks of ice are constructed into an ice bar to create an intriguing setting for this private party.

PRIVATE TOUR OF PHNOM PENH

EXCLUSIVE BEACH CAMPING

Take an intriguing private tour with a specialist on Khmer culture and French colonial architecture around the streets of Phnom Penh. A unique insight into an enchanting culture that visitors rarely see.

Camping is a great bonding exercise for any team a n d C a m b o d i a o ff e r s b re a t h t a k i n g d e se r t e d beaches where private camps can be set up. Sit around the camp fire cooking and recounting the day’s events.

of a privatized temple, followed by traditional dance performances.

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Borei Angkor Cambodia

Aptly named after ‘a territory of Angkor’ in Cambodian, Borei Angkor Resort & Spa provides guests the ‘Ultimate Experience of Privilege’ and is set in the heart of Siem

Le Méridien

Reap, where privacy and connectivity

Siem Reap

blend together to form a perfect base for exploring the “Kingdom of Wonder”. Drawing inspiration from the intricate

Just steps away from the legendary

craftsmanship of Khmer design, the resort

Temples of Angkor, the contemporary Le

is adorned with local art and textiles that

Méridien Angkor is a dynamic synthesis of

contribute to the overriding elegance of

Khmer architecture and modern design.

the property. Each of the guestrooms have

The luxurious property embraces the

been built using Cambodian golden wood

rich culture, gourmet cuisine and warm

and exude Angkorian décor influences,

hospitality that Cambodia is known for.

complete with hand woven silk linens for the perfect finish.

Each of the guestrooms skillfully blend elements of traditional Khmer creativity

With facilities that include a swimming

and modern décor creating a pleasurable

pool, spa and extensive meeting amenities,

environment in which to relax. Small

the Borei serves as a temple of relaxation

touches such as handmade silk cushions,

after a day spent exploring the ruins of

plush duvets and a nightly turn-down

Angkor. A number of food and beverage

service are just some of the ways Le

outlets ensure guests can enjoy the delights

Méridien assures maximum relaxation after

of western and Khmer cuisine in a range

a day of sightseeing. Likewise, the award-

of environments including the Borei Café,

winning spa, expansive Khmer style pool

Tropicana Bar and the Damnak Lounge. As

terrace and evening cultural performances

well as this gala dinners can be arranged

ensure there is no shortage of magic

at the temples of Angkor. Boasting some

moments at Le Méridien. Elegant, relaxing

of the best business facilities in Siem Reap,

and with an evocative sense of style,

these include extensively sized and well-

Le Méridien captures the essence of

equipped meeting rooms; delegates can

Cambodia. Perfect for families and couples

enjoy both a centralized location and the

alike, it makes the perfect accommodation

secluded charm of this luxury property.

choice for those wanting to experience

Borei Angkor Resort & Spa is ideally situated within 7 km from airport, 7 km from Angkor Wat, and within a 5 minute drive of the main shoping center, Night Market, restaurants and bars – Pub Street and other town attractions in Siem Reap.

the magic of Angkor Wat and explore nearby Siem Reap. Friendly staff, excellent cuisine and a first class service ensure any stay here is a memorable one for all the right reasons.


LAOS

Receive a blessing at Wat Xieng Thong from ‘one thousand’ monks for the coming year.

Astoundingly beautiful with a unique charm that captures the hearts of all who travel here. Picture perfect towns and cities nestled amongst adventure thirsty landscapes provide the perfect canvas for groups wanting an extraordinary and creative stay.

Kuang Si Waterfalls

Luang Prabang

A scintillating blend of culture, fascinating heritage and breathtaking landscape merge in Luang Prabang. Hop onto electric bikes for an action packed day of clue solving in a fun-filled team building challenge.

A breathtaking series of waterfalls running through multilevel limestone formations in a tropical forest. Bathe in the crystal clear pools and enjoy an afternoon lunch before hiking in the surrounding jungle.

Cruise on a wooden riverboat to the inspir ational Pak Ou Caves, enjoying a relaxing massage as you journey back.

Dine along the banks of the Mekong River before releasing LANTERNS into the sky.

ACTIVIT ACTIVITIES INSPIRING

CHINA VIETNAM

MYANMAR Kuang Si Waterfalls

Join in a sunset game of petanque at a social gathering where snacks and drinks are shared in a rural neighborhood.

Luang Prabang

LAOS Pakse

VIENTIANE

Venture into the rural south for a torch lit private gala dinner in the grounds of the pre-Angkor temple Wat Phou.

THAILAND

Embark on a photo tour of Luang Prabang with a professional photographer.

VientiAne

This laid-back city exudes an understated appeal like no other capital in Asia. Join in with locals for a game of petanque after a memorable dining experience on a sandbank in the middle of the Mekong River.

Pakse

CAMBODIA

Take part in a traditional cooking class then release candle-lit kr atongs into the river. www.exotissimo-mice.com


LAOS

Exclusive Services

CASE STUDY A large family party required a regional program that unveiled the deep rooted cultures of more than one country. There was a strong desire to explore the breathtaking landscapes, involve with local customs and dine in the most memorable of settings. Guests met at the entrance of the Old Quarter to explore on foot the breathtaking architecture of Luang Prabang. Divine cuisine and fresh cocktails were served at the National Museum next to the Nam Khan River while guests were dressed in classic Indochine attire. A ringing gong woke guests for the unique opportunity to witness and participate in the alms offering to monks. Traveled from Luang Prabang to Hanoi in Vietnam. Visited Ha Long Bay by boat (helicopter also available), a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 3,000 spectacular limestone islands rising from the emerald green water of the bay. A cocktail dinner party was enjoyed by everyone in Hanoi Opera house, located at the heart of the capital’s French

ECO-LODGE STAY The Kamu lodge offers a natural and authentic stay on the banks of the Mekong in Luang Prabang. Live in harmony with the surrounding landscape in this relaxing retreat away from city life.

DINNER AT THE ROYAL PALACE Dine in sheer luxury with a Gala Dinner in the grounds of Luang Prabang’s Royal Palace and National Museum. Dedicated table service and illuminated palace architecture makes an impressive setting.

LOTUS POND DINNER

ELECTRIC BIKE TOUR

A traditional Lao house, Maison Bouhakanboun rests over a lush lotus and lily pond. Lit by thousands of candles at night, this majestic setting is a sight to remember. Enjoy a spectacular cocktail or dinner party within this unique setting.

Jump onto your electric bikes in Luang Prabang to visit temples, charities and museums, learning more about local ways of life. Discover the spiritual beliefs of Lao people and sample local delicacies in the bustling markets.

Quarter. On the final morning guests embarked on a walking tour of Hoi An that unveiled the beauty of Phuc Kien temple, its many hidden ancient houses and colorful local markets.

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MYANMAR

MYANMAR is unlike any other place in the world with a raw and compelling beauty. Isolated and cut-off from the developments of modern society, its overwhelming culture resonates from within the colonial architecture of Yangon to stupa strewn plains of Bagan.

Float over the temples of Bagan in a hot air

balloon for a spectacular birds-eye view.

Wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast while sipping on Burmese tea in an ancient monastery in Myinkaba.

Mandalay

The last royal capital of Myanmar and long considered its cultural centre. Home to the impressive U Bein Bridge, spanning 1200 meters across Taungthaman Lake.

Help build a house in a deprived village near Inle Lake.

CHINA

ACTIVIT ACTIVITIES

INDIA

INSPIRING

Mandalay

Bagan

Bagan

A staggering archeological zone with over 2000 temples, pagodas and stupas scattered across its searing plains.

Inle Lake

MYANMAR LAOS

Inle Lake

Ngapali

A spectacular landscape comprising floating villages and local hilltribes surrounded by lush forested mountains. Explore the markets where its people sell intricate hand made crafts.

THAILAND YANGON

Walk along U Bein Bridge, stopping to watch the sunset while enjoying a cocktail.

Have lunch in a more unusual setting - on a floating platform on Inle Lake where the food is served from a traditional boat.

Visit the sparkling Shwedagon Pagoda at sunset and offer robes to the monks in a blessing ceremony.

Ngapali

Unspoiled and untouched pristine beaches are the hallmark of Ngapali. Remote desert islands just offshore are ripe for exploration and team activities.

Andaman Sea

Yangon

A fascinating mixture of crumbling colonial architecture, commercial buildings and market lined avenues. Stand in awe under the shadow of the striking gold covered Shwedagon pagoda. www.exotissimo-mice.com


MYANMAR

Exclusive Services

CASE STUDY This group of just 20 travelers from France requested a cultural experience with high end touches. There was a desire for experiential activities that would involve each member with local cultural practices and educate to leave long lasting memories. A delicious evening meal was prepared on an island in Kandawgyi Lake in Yangon with traditional music and delectable food served by Le Planteur. Head out across Inle Lake in a traditional Intha Boat and enjoy freshly made cocktails while cruising with mountain views. Guests visited a traditional Intha house on stilts in the village of Nampan and dined on local cuisine. Watched a traditional Intha boat race where competing teams were rowing standing up and using one leg. An enlightening experience as Burmese tea was served with coffee and local pastries in a monastary in front of Manuha Temple in Myinkaba village.

DINE AT LE PLANTEUR Dine at Yangon’s finest restaurant and savor the divine cuisine in a night to remember. Transfer from your hotel in a fleet of colonial cars or restored vintage bus for a charming journey through the capital.

PICNIC IN BAMBOO FOREST After a morning spent trekking in the countryside you will be lead to a picnic setting in the middle of a lush bamboo forest. Sit down with traditional style seating and tasty local foods to share.

STAY AT AN INTHAR HOUSE

CHARTER A BOAT

We can make arrangements for you to stay in your very own private and traditional style Inthar house on Inle Lake. A unique opportunity to live as a local and experience a longestablished, customary way of life.

Charter your very own private boat and cruise along the Irrawaddy River in your own time from Mandalay to Bagan. A scenic and peaceful cruise through the central region.

A memorable walk along U Bein Bridge at sunset with refreshing cocktails served as the sun slowly dropped below the horizon.

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Pristine Lotus Spa Resort, Inle

The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate

Myanmar

Bagan, Myanmar

Commanding an exclusive position

The stylish Hotel @ Tharabar Gate is

elevated beyond the waters edge, Pristine

located centrally in the mystical and ever

Lotus Resort and Spa is a charming

enchanting plains of Bagan, making it

property situated on the banks of

the perfect base from which to explore

Myanmar’s largest lake. The Resorts main

the plethora of amazing ancient temples.

facilities and villas are gracefully laid out

Set in a lush garden and overlooking the

over a landscaped hillside that gently slopes

famous Ananda Temple, this hotel is a

into the lake, offering spectacular views of

tranquil, resort-style getaway for those

the expansive Inle Lake and Shan hills. A

wanting a truly relaxing break.

canopy covered reception area sits on an island connected by teak-wood bridge over cascading swifts and landscaped gardens, offering the perfect introduction to what will surely be an incredible stay.

Hotel @ Tharabar Gate’s 86 spacious rooms and suites are dotted amongst the perfectly landscaped gardens and housed with in individual cottages with secluded patios. Harking back to the colonial-era

Prinstine Lotus Spa Resort features 50

with tasteful teak wood fittings and floors,

cozy and intimate bungalows.  Combining

Burmese antiques and textiles, the rooms’

traditional construction, Burmese décor

decor reflects the heritage of the area. 

and modern convenience, each of the wooden and bamboo built guestrooms are fully furnished with standard in-room amenities. Unique in design, individual villas feature high ceilings, spacious living rooms and luxurious bathrooms featuring sunken bathtubs. Offering the perfect escape from city living, guests are invited to retreat into a tranquil haven where superb scenery is well combined with world-class recreational pursuits.

After a day of sightseeing, the hotel’s facilities are a welcome retreat for weary travelers. A beautiful pool is set amidst the hotel’s gardens and massages are available either poolside or in your private room. The Hotel features an extensive restaurant serving both Burmese and international cuisine and an outdoor bar, perfect for hosting gala dinners. Expect a personalized service from each of the attentive staff that go out of their way to make every guest feel at home.


Head to Mt Agung in a fleet of VW convertibles and enjoy a champagne breakfast on its slopes.

INDONESIA STRADDLING THE EQUATOR, INDONESIA CONSUMES VISITORS IN EXOTIC SCENERY. FROM DESERTED ISLANDS SURROUNDED BY CRYSTAL CLEAR SEAS TO VOLCANOES AND JUNGLES, THE LANDSCAPE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR SPONTANEOUS ADVENTURE NEVER FAIL TO GRIP THOSE WHO VISIT THIS ENIGMATIC LAND.

Lombok

Jogjakarta, Java

Here on the Island of Java you find traditions and arts at their most colorful. From Tai Chi in the shadow of Borobudur Temple to a VW island rally, the possibilities are endless.

Combine a stay at Bali with a visit to the enchanting island of Lombok. Experience its diversity from the hill-top shrine of Mt Pengsong to crystal clear diving waters of the fabled Gili Isles.

Cruise in a convoy of classic Harley Davidson to watch the sunset over the ocean from Uluwatu temple.

Navigate white water rapids on the Telaga Waja River for the ultimate adrenalin rush.

ACTIVITI ACTIVITIES INSPIRING

Take a VINTAGE STEAM train ride through the stunning countryside of Java.

Cruise on a catamaran around Bali’s spectacular coastline, stopping for a beach barbeque.

Live like a local as you make temple offerings and share lunch with a family.

Ubud, Bali

Known as the cultural capital of Bali, Ubud oozes charm and beauty with its outstanding natural surroundings and relaxed pace. To get the adrenalin pumping, hop into a 4x4 and head into the mountains for some action packed white water rafting.

Nusa Dua, Bali

A quiet and luxurious oasis on the southern tip of Bali. Void of traffic with lush tropical gardens framing views out over the sparkling Indian Ocean. The perfect place to commence a sunset cocktail party onboard a private catamaran. www.exotissimo-mice.com


INDONESIA

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CASE STUDY An open brief allowed for creativity with a group of 78 people, though connection with local culture was a desire. The program required historical insight into local heritage, interaction with locals and dining experiences at renowned world class restaurants. Guests visited the remarkable Plaosan and Prambanan temples in central Java, where a traditional horse and cart carriage trundled along the track roads creating a truly authentic experience. A morning cookery and music class at a local village was followed by an action packed bamboo raft ride downstream in a race against others. A day travelling around in a convoy of VW convertibles. Transferring from one destination to another in classic cars that look great. Paddling through stunning scenery and tackling cascading rapids, the action was non-stop in this whitewater rafting adventure.

MOZAIC OPEN KITCHEN

PRIVATE PARTY AT COCOON

Taman Ayun Temple

Take your seat in an open kitchen at one of Southeast Asia’s finest restaurants and watch in awe as inspirational world class food is prepared before your very eyes. An outstanding gastronomic encounter to tease the taste-buds.

A flawless combination of natural beauty, modern architectural design and Mediterranean flair. Offering fine dining, a discerning wine list and layout fashioned for the ultimate pool party, Cocoon delivers on all levels.

The only temple where genuine Balinese dinners can be hosted. Dine on superb cuisine as local dancers entertain, all within the grounds of the breathtakingly stunning Taman Ayun Temple.

Balinese Street Market Ndalem Ngabean is a fascinating and historic venue where we provide a ‘Balinese Street Market’ themed dinner, complete with vendors, food stalls and entertaining performances. A fascinating cultural encounter.

An exhilarating ride down the slopes of Mount Batakaru on mountain bikes, traversing the tropical rainforest that clings to the mountain side. The final night was spent at the mesmerizing Metis restaurant. Artistic gastronomic delights of French and Asian cuisine prepared by supreme chef, Nicolas ‘Doudou’ Tourneville.

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Conrad Bali Tanjung Benoa, Bali

Located on the southern coast of Bali, the Conrad is nestled in 6.8 acres of secluded tropical gardens home to pools and lagoons, and fringed by 350 meters of beach for the perfect finish.

InterContinental Bali Resort Jimbaran Bay, Bali

Hidden within the boundaries of the exclusive neighborhood of Jimbaran Bay on Bali’s southern coastline, InterContinental Bali Resort encompasses 14 hectares of verdant tropical landscape. Fringed by a

Distinguished by its contemporary Balinese

seemingly endless stretch of a coral-white

architecture, each of the hotel’s 353

sand beachfront, the resort integrates

guestrooms and Suites overlook the ocean,

ornamental ponds, a winding lagoon and

lagoons, resort or gardens. Boasting one

Balinese stonework.

of the largest suites in Bali, the Conrad Suites present an even greater level of contemporary luxury; exquisitely designed to create a space and atmosphere unique to the property.

The 418 room resort blends modern convenience with elements of traditional Balinese architecture to mesmerising effect. There is an obvious sensitivity towards the surrounding environment, respecting the

From intimate parties to international

rich culture of the island, its fine artistry

conferences, there is no such thing as

and Hindu heritage has been a crucial part

a standard meeting at the Conrad Bali.

of the aesthetic concept. The allure of the

Each meeting room features the latest

property is in its ability to seemingly merge

equipment and facilities, while private

the cutting edge aspects of hospitality with

outdoor areas are available for gatherings

ancient traditions of the island. Versatile

beneath the stars. The Ballroom measures

enough in its offerings to cater to all styles

531 square metres and can be divided into

of traveler, the expansive grounds and

two separate rooms, and seven additional

range of facilities are diverse enough to

meeting and boardrooms are also

satisfy both business and family groups.

available. The Bali International Convention Centre is only five minutes away.

An outstanding destination, the resort bears resemblance to a nurturing Balinese

Recreational facilities include a 33-meter

community, offering a delightful oasis and

swimming pool, jogging track with

escape from city living. An ideal base for

landscaped gardens, flood-lit tennis

events and meetings, the resort’s staff has

courts, Fitness Club and the award-

extensive experience in this field and the

winning Jiwa Spa.

resources to accommodate large groups.


Hike to the summit of Mt Fuji and watch the dawn of a new day flood the land with sunlight.

JAPAN Japan seamlessly blends the uber modern with captivating age-old traditions. From the eclectic pace of Tokyo that boasts more Michelin star restaurants than France to the serene beauty of Mt Fuji and its National Park. Learn the art of sushi making during a private cooking lesson with a professional chef.

Discover the secret skills of Japan’s martial arts with a private Ninja class.

ACTIVIT INSPIRING

ACTIVITIES Kyoto

Tokyo

Enjoy a memorable dining experience with a geisha before dressing up yourself for an evening walk in your new attire.

JAPAN

TOKYO

The capital of Japan never fails to enthrall those who visit. From sumo lessons to sword fighting, we can create imaginative and unique experiences.

Quench your thirst with an afternoon of sake tasting And tea making with a Japanese master.

Spend the evening with a mesmerizing maiko while touring the geisha district.

Stay overnight for a private event on the magnificent Miyajima Island, home to the famous floating torii gate.

Hakone & Mt Fuji Hiroshima

Hiroshima

Stay overnight on the sacred Miyajima Island after all other tourists have left. Home to the Floating Torii Gate it becomes your own private retreat.

Kyoto

Hakone & Mt Fuji

Conquer the iconic Mt Fuji and watch in awe the breathtaking beauty of a morning sunrise from its summit before heading down for a hot onsen bath. www.exotissimo-mice.com


JAPAN

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CASE STUDY A program lasting 3 days for 100 employees required exploration of Tokyo to show its unique character and some element of interaction with the stunning landscapes that surround the capital, including a journey on the famous bullet train. Guests were first taken to the impressive Roppongi Hills complex, literally a ‘city within a city’. A drive through the infamous Shibuya ‘scramble crossing’, revealed one of the busiest street crossings in the world. Guests then hopped on board the famous Shinkansen bullet train, reaching speeds of 300km/hr. The charming Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani Yaen Koen were seen bathing in boiling water that bubbles from the frozen ground below. An evening to remember as guests dined together around a communal table at the legendary Neboke restaurant in Akasaka.

Board a Yakatabune Step aboard Yakatabune (traditional riverboat) for an evening of unrivalled entertainment and delicious cuisine. With the bright lights of Tokyo forming a backdrop, guests can sip on sake as they watch geisha in traditional Japanese performances.

OVERNIGHT ON MT KOYASAN Experience the serenity of a Buddhist temple lodge on Mt Koya as you stay overnight. Dine on traditional Buddhist cuisine and rise early to watch the monks chant morning prayers.

DINNER WITH ASIMO ROBOT Imagine a gala dinner attended by ASIMO, the world’s most advanced humanoid robot. Well in Japan it’s possible. Meet, greet and interact with ASIMO during a night you will never forget.

EXCLUSIVE SWORD PERFORMANCE

A morning in the vibrant Tsukiji Fish Market, the world’s largest of its kind, was used to select ingredients for a private sushi making lesson.

A spectacular demonstration of swordsmanship led by Tetsuro Shimaguchi, head choreographer in Tarantino’s Kill Bill. Afterwards it is possible to learn the basic movements in your own private samurai sword lesson.

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Corporate

Social Responsibility The Westin Tokyo Tokyo, Japan

From the grandeur of its welcoming lobby to the Michelin starred restaurants, The Westin Tokyo is a luxurious haven. Its outstanding amenities and attention to detail create an excellent destination for any MICE event. From business lunch meetings to large scale events catering

Exotissimo have the means to facilitate arrangement of a wealth of activities and projects across Asia that can run short and long term. With MICE managers out in the field, we are able to keep in constant contact with communities and make all necessary arrangements to ensure smooth running of any operation, guaranteeing the host communities benefit directly.

Previous CSR activities: Thailand

Myanmar The Baan H’Mong Hope community project near Chiang Mai runs a hostel where a group built new fences and helped complete construction of the parents accommodation.

up to 1200 guests, superb facilities and first class service guarantee smooth running of events. With an on hand culinary team, staff can produce imaginative and personalized menus fashioned from fresh local ingredients to suit the needs of any group. Banquet and conference facilities within

Shin Pyu is an important ceremony that celebrates a son becoming a monk. Groups are able to fund and witness this prestigious service that many Burmese families would otherwise be unable to afford.

rooms such as the opulent Galaxy Ballroom include state-of-the-art audiovisual and lighting systems and simultaneous

Vietnam

Indonesia In Nha Trang a group undertook the construction of a number of small homes for elderly people in the region with the help of a local monk.

translation. The Westin Tokyo is situated in the prime business area Ebisu. The hotel features 438 rooms including 20 suites. A total of 12 meeting and banquet facilities are on

Through the joint efforts of several groups and over a period of time, an entire Kindergarten school in Taman Sari Buwana near Tunjuk on Bali was built.

hand, each of which can be accustomed to individual needs. Eight dining venues are located within the hotel, each with a distinct ambience and intimate service. In addition the Westin Deli offers delicious freshly baked items for those on the go. The European influenced Le Spa Parisien provides unrivalled experiences of rejuvenation in a truly unique spa environment. Hotel guests leave feeling better than before arrived.

Laos Sponsor a book party with the help of Big Brother Mouse. Spend time in a local village playing games, reading books and even hold a short art lesson. The children then get to take a book home each.

Cambodia At a local children’s charity, guests can spend time creating leather puppets with the children, interacting and enjoying the time spent together. www.exotissimo-mice.com


Our commitment to you

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

PRICE TRANSPARENCY

We use the internationally recognized fully integrated travel software TOURPLAN and our reservations and operations teams receive complete and regular professional training. Our organization allows us to deliver a fast and consistent service as well as seamless itineraries through seven countries.

Understanding our clients’ requirements we offer complete transparency in our quoting methods for programs. Individual items are detailed on our proposals with a breakdown of all costs, allowing you to view the complete pricing structure of the trip.

TOP QUALITY SERVICE ON THE GROUND We are committed to providing the highest quality of service possible in our destinations. We have a strong guide training program, use the best vehicles and work only with preferred suppliers which are all subject to regular and rigorous inspections.

DEDICATED MICE TEAMS

BEST DEALS AVAILABLE

In each destination we have a specialist MICE Team to ensure that our products are the most creative and up-to-date. In this manner we can offer a dedicated and friendly service with personal and supportive advice every step of the way.

The size and strength of our network means we are able to find and negotiate the best deals available from hotels, airlines and other partners, which we always pass onto our clients. Not only do we offer unbeatable service, we also provide unbeatable prices.

A DIRECT LINE TO OUR MICE MANAGERS Every Exo client receives contact details of our MICE Managers who are always available and happy to solve any issues that may arise during the booking process or when the clients are in country.

TRAINING TO BE THE BEST

SALES SUPPORT In order to help you understand and, thus, sell our products better, we have created a variety of training tools for you. From powerpoint presentations of our programs, hotel and activity factsheets and a new dedicated MICE website packed full of inspirational ideas, we pass on our insider knowledge to you in an easy-to-use format.

FINANCIALLY STABLE As part of the Apple Tree Group of companies that includes hotels, real estates and other asset holding companies in Asia, Exotissimo is financially secure.

EXO CARES As strong believers in the ethos of responsible travel, Exotissimo is fully committed to developing, operating and marketing tourism in a sustainable manner. We support several regional charities through our Exo Foundation and educate our guides and staff in ecofriendly tourism practices.

In conjunction with one of Southeast Asia’s premier training organizations we have developed our own comprehensive training programs that ensure our staff are the best and most professional in the business.

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Launched in 2011, Exo Foundation has firmly established itself as a charitable organization based in Thailand. A supplementary branch of Exotissimo Travel, we support initiatives in the destinations covered by the business and act independently, operating the company’s responsible tourism activities. As a charitable foundation, the organization relies

During 2011 the Foundation opened a village library

on donations for financial support of its projects.

in Muang Shwe Lay, Myanmar, to assist villagers

A fund was set up to collect donations into which

whom are eager to continue with their education

Exotissimo currently donates $1 per traveler. Being

and provide vital resources for schools in the vicinity.

implemented for 2012 is the option for agents

Committed to its success, we set a five year plan

to donate $1 per traveler on their invoices. A set

in place for fully supporting the library including

proportion of funds will be kept aside for disaster

covering all overheads.

relief while the remaining is equally distributed to selected charities each year.

Find out more about our work at: www.exofoundation.com

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