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Business Travel to Singapore

singaporeSingapore, long a stopover city for business travelers headed to other countries in eastern Asia, has recently come into its own as a nation worth doing business with in its own right. This tiny island is a great destination for those looking to forge partnerships and make deals in the banking, shipping, and oil and gas industries especially. It’s also an up-and-coming travel destination for tourists due to its booming resorts and fascinating mix of cultures and cuisines. Whether you’re trying to play it safe or looking to take a few more risks while you’re visiting Singapore on business, this nation has something for you. But an area in which you won’t want to take risks, of course, is closing that big deal, so you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared before you jet off to Southeast Asia.

There are a few cultural differences to keep in mind when you’re doing business in Singapore. For instance, at a business meeting, always greet the most senior person you’re meeting first, then the next senior, and so forth, and introduce yourself and anyone you’re with in the same manner. Also, avoid making prolonged eye contact, as this can be viewed as threatening. Keep in mind that in Singapore, conflict is something to be avoided, so people you’re dealing with might say “yes” to something when they really mean “maybe” or even “no.” Make sure that you’re clear on the details of a business deal and that everyone is actually in agreement before patting yourself on the back.

When it comes to planning a business lunch or dinner, plenty of good options are available. You’ll find that the resort areas play host to high-end restaurants created by notable celebrity chefs, such as Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, and Wolfgang Puck. However, you might curry favor with your associates by asking them to introduce you to a restaurant that’s a local favorite. Singaporean street food reflects this island nation’s location, with a mixture of Chinese, Indian, and Malaysian specialties. But beware of going on foot to any meeting that’s more than a few minutes’ walk from your hotel, as Singapore’s hot, humid climate is likely to leave you looking haggard when you get there. Instead, try to take a taxi if you need to travel any significant distance.

This advice also applies when it comes to getting to Singapore. Traveling in economy class can leave you looking and feeling pretty rough around the edges, so you’ll want to fly to Singapore first class or business class in order to look and feel your best when you arrive. But you needn’t spend your entire travel budget on your tickets to Singapore. Business-class travel is an economical option when you book your flight with Executive Class Travel. We can save you up to 70 percent on published fares to Singapore. Business-class flights offer perks such as more legroom, seats that fold out into flat beds, and full meals created by top chefs, so getting there in comfort doesn’t have to mean that your only option is flying to Singapore first class. Either way, we can put our more than 20 years of experience to work for you to ensure that you don’t pay top dollar for a top-notch travel experience. In fact, we even offer a price-match guarantee, so you know you’ll be getting the best discount on business-class flights to Singapore. We’ll even buy your unused airline miles, so you can make a cheap deal even cheaper. Call us today at 1-866-950-2200 to get started. Our travel consultants will connect you with business-class flights to Singapore that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to do business as soon as you hit the ground.