Corporate Travel in Australia
Holding a conference in Sydney is a great way to highlight the city’s natural beauty, first class shopping and stunning beaches. It’s sure to be appreciated by delegates, but make sure you know how to get your guests into Sydney with Business Events Sydney‘s helpful guidelines:
- Delegates from overseas will need to arrange visas. Leave plenty of time (minimum four to six weeks) to get this in place – a travel agent can look after this for you.
- A passenger card may also be required, but this is usually given to visitors during the flight to complete.
- There are lots of restrictions with regard to what can be brought into Australia. Examples of prohibited items include food and flowers, but be sure to check the full list ahead of quarantine inspection.
- Visitors from other Australian states will enjoy a far simpler process; there is a separate domestic terminal adjacent to the international terminal and no checks to go through upon landing in Sydney.
Singapore Airlines is taking steps to improve the inflight experience for all passengers, including those in economy.
In an age where cutting costs is increasingly taking priority over comfort, Singapore Airlines has decided to buck the trend with its new enhanced cabins, said CNN Travel. Extra leg room is complemented by more luxurious seating for passengers, including an adjustable headrest and backrest cushions.
From the Australian Open tennis and the Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne to the Mardi Gras in Sydney and the V8 Supercars on the Gold Coast, Australia’s biggest events also attract some of our biggest corporate get-togethers, as sponsors gather to network, team-build and show the flag in lavish style.
Conventions, expos and trade shows also abound across the country and the one thing that these kinds of corporate events all have in common is that they can run for up to a week or more and everyone involved needs to find suitable accommodation nearby.
These are the first things to be booked out and the least desirable option from a financial point of view as well. Rates tend to magically rise around the time of major events and this includes a lot of accommodation options close to the action.
Coming to Sydney on business is something that thousands of people do every year, but don’t be one of the people who gets chewed up and spat out by this 4 million-person city. For a large city, Sydney is quite easy to navigate and to find what you need, but be sure to do your homework so that your Sydney business trip is memorable for all the right reasons. The following is a quick rundown on some of the more important factors to be on top of when coming to Sydney on business.
Whether you are flying into the Domestic or International Terminal in Sydney, it’s easy to get to wherever you need to go from either place. If you need your own wheels there are at least six major rental car companies to choose from, as well as some higher end rentals in the form of limousines. You can also get downtown pretty easily on a shuttle bus or tour bus, or if you are staying at one of the fancier hotels, they sometimes have a free courtesy bus to get you there. If you are on a budget or just not in a particularly big rush, you can also catch the train from the airport to almost any part of Sydney, with a trip from the airport to downtown Sydney taking around 13 minutes and costing just over $15 per adult one way.