Perks of hosting a corporate conference weekend in Mornington PeninsulaTweet Published on 8th October 2015 in Blog, Corporate Travel and Events
Although the picturesque Mornington Peninsula is renowned as a top holiday destination in Victoria, it's not all play and no work. Indeed, this region is replete with a variety of attractions that make it an ideal spot for hosting a corporate conference weekend. There are world-class golf courses for post-conference team bonding, a raft of quality restaurants for networking with clients, as well as soothing serene spots such as pristine beaches and thermal hot spring pools for unwinding after the conference's discussions.
Here, we look at three key perks of hosting a conference in Mornington Peninsula.
Staff can enjoy working by day, vacationing by evening
The facilities at Moonah Links resort are ideal for a corporate conference because we provide a dedicated conference co-ordinator for your event, who will manage the event planning and schedule from start to finish.
In addition, we have AV equipment, wireless Internet and broadband capabilities for swift, tech-savvy presentations. While there's ample natural light and views overlooking our emerald green golf courses, there are blackout facilities too. Food is also taken care of, as our experienced chef creates conference-specific catering.
However, what makes a conference here even better is the range of activities in the area that give it a holiday vibe. A must-do is the nearby Peninsula Hot Springs, ideal for relaxing in the evenings within therapeutic thermal baths.
There's even a reflexology walk, which lets staff meander through tranquil greenery along a stream, dressed in plush bathrobes. Such stress relief can prove to be financially beneficial for a company – indeed, Safe Work Australia notes that the costs of workplace stress amount to over AU$10 billion annually, built up through low productivity levels and worker absence from sick leave. What's more, 30 per cent of Australians rated the workplace as a source of stress, according to the latest survey by the Australian Psychological Survey.
Employee engagement is improved as staff's spouses can enjoy the trip too
There are immense health benefits to taking holidays, which can benefit your staff's spouses. For instance, a study sponsored by Nuffield Health found that taking regular holidays and actually using up annual leave can result in better sleep quality, by as much as 17 per cent. In contrast, the study found that not taking holidays can cause a reduction in sleep quality by 14 per cent, and higher blood pressure levels, too.
By providing staff the option to invite their spouses to the conference, they can offer their partners a fun vacation in Mornington Peninsula as well as get to spend quality time together.