Experience the thrill of bartering with Thai Market stall traders and take a journey into the world of the everyday and night Thai Market! Each market differs however they all share the same amazingly colourful atmosphere which is created with the sounds of people bartering and the unique smells of finger food being barbecued at the stalls.
Your challenge is to locate items and barter for the best price to earn the title of Best Market Barterers!
Choose to include the Cultural Discovery and Picture This to enhance the program of activity ensuring an enriching team building adventure!
- To improve communication within the team
- To practice planning and organisation
- To consider leadership skills
- To focus on team synergy and individual roles
- To get to know each other and have a fun and enjoyable time
- To use negotiation skills
- To manage your budget and time affectively and complete the activity as a team.
The group will be divided into teams of up to ten participants. Each team will be provided with a list of famous souvenir items unique to the location to find and barter for along with a specified budget.
Teams will search the stalls, shops and boats at a floating market to find the items on their list and then barter with the stall holder to obtain the best price.
Balancing the books is always important and the teams must return with as many items as possible and with change from the budget provided.
Don’t go over budget otherwise you will go bust!
Thailand is a land rich with the variety of souvenirs, most hand made by the local people in this land of contrasts.
Teams will purchase locally produced items including coconut shell products, hand made wood carvings, hand woven garments and hand painted items which provide fantastic gifts for you to keep once the game is complete!
Points are scored for obtaining the item and bartering for the best price. Include the Cultural Discovery and Picture This and additional points will be awarded for completing the tasks successfully! The team that barters the most effectively wins the title of Best Market Barterers!
- The Winning Team
- Briefing & Debriefing
- Optional Extras
- Pricing Includes
Thai Markets are found anywhere and everywhere, large and small, by the beach and inside the mall, along the river and down by the canals and in the heart of lively city streets, busy by day, and bright with lights at night, with the walking street night markets create their own special atmosphere so there’s always a market to be explored wherever you are!
Points are scored for purchasing each item on the shopping list. Additional points will be scored for purchasing the items for the best price and the team that has bartered the best will be the winners of Market Barter.
Include Picture This in the event and provide a visual record of your purchasing, providing evidence of your bartering skills, Additional points will be awarded for completing the picture tasks successfully!
Insurance and instructor supervision at all times is an important safety factor, and in the event of an emergency of team member withdrawal, transport and medical backup will be standing by.
In the debriefing back at the hotel, each team will present the items that they purchased and reveal how well they bartered at the market stalls. Include ‘Cultural Discovery’ and ‘Picture This’ in the program and the teams will have the chance to present the answers to the riddles. In doing so they will also be able to entertain each other with the pictures from ‘Picture This’ before announcing the winning team. Once all items have been presented and the final figures calculated, only then will the outcome be known and the award for ‘Best Market Barterers’ will be earned!
Starting with a half day program, Market Barter can be customized to a full day, 8 hour shopping extravaganza! coming local stalls and markets with glitzy shopping malls with a full variety of shopping based challenges.
Market Barter at night and experience the sights, smells and sounds as market life comes alive in the evening!
Choose to include the Cultural Discovery and Picture This and enhance your shopping experience with us!
- Picture This – With photo diary
- Cultural Discovery – Cryptic Clue activity
- Lunch or dinner in a local restaurant
- T-shirts with your logo
- Banners / Flags / Caps
- Gifts for the winning team
- Photographer or Videographer
- Conference room rental and AV set up
- Extra facilitators
- Go high-tech with GPS, digital routes
- Up- and downloading data with social media
Depending on your market locations the transportation used will vary however Making Teams always includes transport to and from the venue normally by minibus.
Some markets such as floating markets will require you to take to the water and travel by long-tail boat to reach the floating boat stalls and others may simply mean a walk through the streets full of people all experiencing the vibe of life of the Thai Market atmosphere.
All resources and materials, transport during the Market Barter Event, preparation and planning, One team building facilitator per 10 participants, drinking water, prizes for the winning team, Making Teams transportation and logistics costs All prices are exclusive of 7% VAT