Business Travel...the opportunity of visiting a new city, country or even continent, whilst taking yourself away from the confines of your desk. Whether you choose a travel management company to book, or undertake the booking yourself, make sure you have a good mix of cultural opportunities and industrial presence, this can make or break your business trip. Here are our top 5 Business Travel destinations in which to visit as part of your next trip:
Dublin is a hive of historic culture, playing host to conferences in travel, technology and social media. Whilst a great venue to do business, conferences and events make sure you also make time to experience the famous nightlife of the Irish capital whilst sampling the best Guinness you’ll ever taste in Temple Bar, in Dublin’s Cultural Quarter.
#4 Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a buzzing bright city holding residence to many economic pillars, with finance and trade being at the forefront. Getting around is a breeze with an array of transportation options including taxis, trams, trains and the MTR (metro), ensuring your journey to and from meetings runs smoothly. Hong Kong is one of the world’s culinary capitals offering a stunning arrays of delicacy from street food to Michelin Star Rated Restaurants. Why not try some Dim Sum whilst exploring the thrill of the Temple Street night market??
#3 New York, New York
The big apple will always be one of the best places to travel on business. Home to some of the largest and most powerful financial, media and communications companies it is a hive of activity. Just be sure to pencil in some leisure time to explore what the shops have to offer or take a walk through Central Park. Finish the day with a cocktail at Raines Law Room, one of New York's most infamous speakeasies, located in the famous Flatiron building. The bar is hidden behind an unmarked stairwell and you must ring a bell to be let in!
London, one of the most diverse and developed cities in the world, with a wide range of industries making the ‘big smoke’ their home, including finance, tourism, professional services, retail, technology and many more. During a meeting in the City grab lunch at the Whitecross Street Food Market in Old Street and enjoy a pint from one of the many artisan breweries driving London’s burgeoning Craft Beer scene...
Dubai is home to far more than just the oil industry, construction, finance, retail and wholesale also have a prominent place for business travellers to visit. You may get dizzy by the sheer amount of skyscrapers Dubai plays residence to, but getting around them shouldn't be a problem. Transporting yourself around Dubai has recently become easier, with a metro system, frequent taxis and trains running like clockwork, you'll be sure to explore what Dubai has to offer between meetings. Take a trip to the Mall of the Emirates to experience one of the most luxurious shopping experiences on offer, or for something really different take a ride on a camel across the Arabian desert for the ultimate Dubai experience.