I looked into transportation services in Singapore because our company planned on hosting a conference in the city and we needed to make sure everything flowed smoothly. We had a lot of experts and other very distinguished people coming in for the conference and that meant making sure everything went down with the least amount of problems possible. My boss is a stickler for detail and he doesn’t tolerate mistakes very well so I knew I had to double or triple check everything to make sure we didn’t come away from the conference with egg on our faces.
The most important issues facing us involved transportation. Getting hotel reservations set up turned out to be much easier than I thought, but making sure everyone got around the city turned out to be a tad more difficult. We didn’t want to use rental cars because frankly it’s extremely expensive. Also, many people coming in don’t know the city and we didn’t want them getting lost and not getting t their panel discussions on time. We discussed some other options, only to reject them for various reasons, when the boss suggested looking into using buses.
I wasn’t aware the city even had a charter bus company, but sure enough there is a great company who does rock star work making sure people get around the city. Contacting the company, speaking with someone who makes all the arrangements, and getting the number of buses we needed turned out to be the easiest part of planning this whole thing. We had the buses arrive at the hotel where our guests stayed and then they boarded the bus and went straight to the conference center. No one got lost, everyone got their with plenty of time to spare, and the conference went off without a hitch.