ECONOMIC woes have hurt corporate teambuilding business at Singapore’s Forest Adventure, a tree-top course that has been popular with corporate and school groups.
‚ÄúOur corporate teambuilding business has gone down this year, a result of the poor economy. Some clients have chosen to stop holding teambuilding programmes altogether, while others have slashed their event budgets. We have had clients who come to us with only S$30 (US$24) per head for teambuilding activities,‚ÄĚ said Manjit Singh, sales manager of Forest Adventure.
He added: ‚ÄúThis month is especially quiet for us because of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival. Some clients are superstitious and prefer to avoid adventure-type activities during the Hungry Ghost Festival.‚ÄĚ
While the obstacle-based attraction usually offers corporate packages from S$68 per person, the company intends to entice budget-conscious clients with a la carte activities.
With an a la carte programme, groups will pay S$38 per person for a 34-obstacle course, which will come without the usual corporate package frills such as riddles and games, F&B and a certificate of completion, among other things.
‚ÄúWhile corporate teambuilding business is down, thankfully our school groups have increased slightly this year,‚ÄĚ Singh said.