The Business Destinations Travel Awards 2014, identifying the best in the business travel industry have been announced. You can view all the winners on the site here or view the special awards supplement in your browser or iPad or Android device.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Business Destinations Travel Awards 2014, identifying the best in the business travel industry have been announced. You can view all the winners on the site here or view the special awards supplement in your browser or iPad or Android device.

Business Destinations travels to St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, in the heart of London's King's Cross, to witness the architecture and decadent displays that have made it a world-class facility

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel: continental convenience and London luxury | Video

Business Destinations travels to St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, in the heart of London’s King’s Cross, to witness the architecture and decadent displays that have made it a world-class facility

While some countries and cities are unlikely to ever fall off of the travel industry’s radar, other lesser-known locations are gradually beginning to take centre stage. Business Destinations takes a look at the 10 top destinations that we think travellers should consider visiting on their next business trip.

Top Destinations

While some countries and cities are unlikely to ever fall off of the travel industry’s radar, other lesser-known locations are gradually beginning to take centre stage. Business Destinations takes a look at the 10 top destinations that we think travellers should consider visiting on their next business trip.

Every year, OverseasGuidesCompany.com (OGC), publishes a detailed look at the comparative cost of living across Europe – and further afield

Where is it cheapest to live in Europe?

Every year, OverseasGuidesCompany.com (OGC), publishes a detailed look at the comparative cost of living across Europe – and further afield

While the air travel industry remains one of the safest in the world, travelling regularly for business inevitably provides employees and employers alike with a unique set of risks

How to travel wisely

While the air travel industry remains one of the safest in the world, travelling regularly for business inevitably provides employees and employers alike with a unique set of risks

Not content with merely stealing the US’ crown as the world’s largest economy, China has set its sights on topping the business travel market as well

China revs up economic ambitions – at the cost of its people

Not content with merely stealing the US’ crown as the world’s largest economy, China has set its sights on topping the business travel market as well

With both cities offering breathtaking culture and charm, it can be hard to choose between a break in Madrid or Barcelona. Hotel group Meliá Hotels International offers an authentic Spanish experience in both of the country's most vibrant cities

Meliá Hotels International offers the authentic Spanish experience

With both cities offering breathtaking culture and charm, it can be hard to choose between a break in Madrid or Barcelona. Hotel group Meliá Hotels International offers an authentic Spanish experience in both of the country’s most vibrant cities

By deliberately combining the worlds of business and leisure, Madrid has proven that successful conventions don’t have to be conventional

Madrid: the perfect meeting point

By deliberately combining the worlds of business and leisure, Madrid has proven that successful conventions don’t have to be conventional

Voted Best Business Hotel, Dubai in the 2015 Business Destinations Travel Awards, Media Rotana Dubai offers some of the finest accommodation and dining options in the city

Media Rotana Dubai: a warm welcome to the UAE

Voted Best Business Hotel, Dubai in the 2015 Business Destinations Travel Awards, Media Rotana Dubai offers some of the finest accommodation and dining options in the city

Its dedication to providing private air travel services for high-profile passengers has seen Eccelsa Aviation named Best Fixed Base Operator, Europe in the 2015 Business Destinations Travel Awards

Eccelsa Aviation shines a light on Sardinia

Its dedication to providing private air travel services for high-profile passengers has seen Eccelsa Aviation named Best Fixed Base Operator, Europe in the 2015 Business Destinations Travel Awards

Greece’s potential exit from the EU might spark a referendum for the UK. We examine the possibilities of this, and implications of leaving

EU referendum: what does it mean for the UK, and property buyers abroad?

Greece’s potential exit from the EU might spark a referendum for the UK. We examine the possibilities of this, and implications of leaving

As Russia's second largest carrier, Transaero Airlines is able to offer an extensive selection of class types to its customers, as well as a variety of routes that span the globe

Glide through Russia’s skies with Transaero Airlines

As Russia’s second largest carrier, Transaero Airlines is able to offer an extensive selection of class types to its customers, as well as a variety of routes that span the globe

A bout of redevelopments and a focus on consumer satisfaction have seen the award-winning Alfândega Porto Congress Centre growing in popularity with business travellers from around the world

Alfândega Porto Congress Centre entices business from afar

A bout of redevelopments and a focus on consumer satisfaction have seen the award-winning Alfândega Porto Congress Centre growing in popularity with business travellers from around the world

Oman Air, Business Destinations’ Best Business Class Airline, Middle East 2015, has long been a frontrunner in the air travel sector. It has recently been taking steps to further improve its services

Oman Air adds sophistication and luxury to the flight experience

Oman Air, Business Destinations’ Best Business Class Airline, Middle East 2015, has long been a frontrunner in the air travel sector. It has recently been taking steps to further improve its services

Duty Free Iceland at Keflavik International Airport offers a wide range of exceptional Icelandic products to arriving and departing passengers alike

Duty Free Iceland: luxury afforded at Keflavik International Airport

Duty Free Iceland at Keflavik International Airport offers a wide range of exceptional Icelandic products to arriving and departing passengers alike

Interlaken possesses an ambiance and charm that has attracted visitors for decades. The idyllic region has now firmly established itself as a key hub for business

Interlaken event venues provide the ideal setting for meetings

Interlaken possesses an ambiance and charm that has attracted visitors for decades. The idyllic region has now firmly established itself as a key hub for business

Istanbul's central location, sandwiched between the European and Asian continents, fortifies its status as one of the leading destinations for meetings and conferences in the world

Istanbul’s popularity as business and leisure destination increases

Istanbul’s central location, sandwiched between the European and Asian continents, fortifies its status as one of the leading destinations for meetings and conferences in the world

Gozo, a small Mediterranean island situated across the water from Malta, prides itself on being surprising – from its astonishing scenery and culture to its plans to become one of Europe’s most exciting destinations

Opportunity awaits at Gozo

Gozo, a small Mediterranean island situated across the water from Malta, prides itself on being surprising – from its astonishing scenery and culture to its plans to become one of Europe’s most exciting destinations

Barcelona and Madrid have long been considered alongside the most culturally vibrant tourist locations in Europe. Over the last few years, they’ve also been making great headway in the MICE sector

Barcelona and Madrid become MICE favourites

Barcelona and Madrid have long been considered alongside the most culturally vibrant tourist locations in Europe. Over the last few years, they’ve also been making great headway in the MICE sector

The world’s largest provider of serviced apartments, The Ascott Limited, has recently expanded its services into the Gulf region. Since embarking on this latest chapter, the group has seen promising growth

The Ascott Limited extends its hotel chain to the Gulf

The world’s largest provider of serviced apartments, The Ascott Limited, has recently expanded its services into the Gulf region. Since embarking on this latest chapter, the group has seen promising growth

For anyone seeking adventure in the Norwegian capital, the best starting point is Comfort Hotel Grand Central, awarded Best Business Hotel, Norway in the 2015 Business Destinations Travel Awards

Norway comes to life through Comfort Hotel Grand Central

For anyone seeking adventure in the Norwegian capital, the best starting point is Comfort Hotel Grand Central, awarded Best Business Hotel, Norway in the 2015 Business Destinations Travel Awards

Istanbul has fast made a name for itself as an accommodating business landscape. The Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul sets the perfect example of how to satisfy the discerning business traveller

Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul blends Asian and Turkish hospitality

Istanbul has fast made a name for itself as an accommodating business landscape. The Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul sets the perfect example of how to satisfy the discerning business traveller

Through offering outstanding quality and service to cost-conscious business travellers, Citymax Hotels Al Barsha has been voted the Best Budget Accommodation Provider, Dubai in the 2015 Business Destinations Travel Awards

Citymax Hotels Al Barsha shines a light on Dubai

Through offering outstanding quality and service to cost-conscious business travellers, Citymax Hotels Al Barsha has been voted the Best Budget Accommodation Provider, Dubai in the 2015 Business Destinations Travel Awards

Hotel Pullman Sao Paulo International Airport – voted Best Business Hotel, Brazil in the 2015 Business Destinations Travel Awards – is the hotel of choice for businesspeople visiting the city

Pullman Sao Paulo: state-of-the-art convenience

Hotel Pullman Sao Paulo International Airport – voted Best Business Hotel, Brazil in the 2015 Business Destinations Travel Awards – is the hotel of choice for businesspeople visiting the city

The wellness tourism sector is enjoying a fruitful season, and the creation of Swiss Diamond Hotel’s Wellness, Health and Spa Centre represents one of the most important developments in Europe

Swiss Diamond Hotel Prishtina promotes health and wellbeing

The wellness tourism sector is enjoying a fruitful season, and the creation of Swiss Diamond Hotel’s Wellness, Health and Spa Centre represents one of the most important developments in Europe

Ideally positioned within northern California’s financial hub, the South San Francisco Conference Center is the ultimate location for any meeting or function

South San Francisco Conference Center: the ultimate event space

Ideally positioned within northern California’s financial hub, the South San Francisco Conference Center is the ultimate location for any meeting or function

Emirates Palace, managed by Kempinski Hotels, aims to provide a unique, luxurious and memorable experience of the Middle East during a stay in Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace opens up the wonders of Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace, managed by Kempinski Hotels, aims to provide a unique, luxurious and memorable experience of the Middle East during a stay in Abu Dhabi

Situated just south of the equator and set against stunning views of the Indian Ocean, Ledger Plaza Bahari Beach Hotel offers the perfect retreat for business travellers visiting Tanzania

Ledger Plaza Bahari Beach Hotel showcases Africa’s beauty

Situated just south of the equator and set against stunning views of the Indian Ocean, Ledger Plaza Bahari Beach Hotel offers the perfect retreat for business travellers visiting Tanzania

The Caribbean has long been popular among leisure tourists, but the economic prowess of Trinidad and Tobago has begun to draw in a different breed of traveller

The Caribbean gateway of Trinidad and Tobago

The Caribbean has long been popular among leisure tourists, but the economic prowess of Trinidad and Tobago has begun to draw in a different breed of traveller

When you’re abroad, it can be easy to forget about your finances – but it’s always important to make sure you receive best value for money wherever you are! Here are some tips for keeping your costs down

Top tips for saving money when you live abroad

When you’re abroad, it can be easy to forget about your finances – but it’s always important to make sure you receive best value for money wherever you are! Here are some tips for keeping your costs down

While largely unknown in many countries, rugby union has been gaining momentum as one of the world's most profitable sports. The upcoming Rugby World Cup 2015 in England will act as a showcase of the sport’s recently commercialised image

Rugby becomes an increasingly lucrative sport

While largely unknown in many countries, rugby union has been gaining momentum as one of the world’s most profitable sports. The upcoming Rugby World Cup 2015 in England will act as a showcase of the sport’s recently commercialised image

Technological innovations have transformed the world around us, and travel is no exception. Elizabeth Matsangou takes a look at how technology has revolutionised the travel industry

Technological developments enhance the travel experience

Technological innovations have transformed the world around us, and travel is no exception. Elizabeth Matsangou takes a look at how technology has revolutionised the travel industry

America’s largest airlines are once again accusing Persian Gulf carriers of holding an unfair advantage in the air travel sector. But competition in any form is just what the US oligopoly needs

Gulf carriers threaten America’s airline oligopoly

America’s largest airlines are once again accusing Persian Gulf carriers of holding an unfair advantage in the air travel sector. But competition in any form is just what the US oligopoly needs

The circular economy initiative has been gaining momentum for some time now, though nowhere in the world is there more support for the scheme than in Rotterdam

Rotterdam works towards circular economy

The circular economy initiative has been gaining momentum for some time now, though nowhere in the world is there more support for the scheme than in Rotterdam

The age of the super gym is here, and a desire to keep fit has led many business travellers to sample the best that the industry has to offer

Eat, sleep, train, repeat at five of the world’s best super gyms

The age of the super gym is here, and a desire to keep fit has led many business travellers to sample the best that the industry has to offer

Political and economic events can have a profound effect on sterling. So what happened when the Conservatives won a majority in the UK’s general election last week?

How did last week’s shock Conservative victory affect sterling?

Political and economic events can have a profound effect on sterling. So what happened when the Conservatives won a majority in the UK’s general election last week?

While most people savour the prospect of an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, the pushing and shoving to get to the crispiest bacon makes Jules Gray cry

Jules Gray has a breakfast breakdown

While most people savour the prospect of an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, the pushing and shoving to get to the crispiest bacon makes Jules Gray cry

A crisis-stricken 2014 dashed any hopes of a record-breaking year for Malaysia’s tourism industry, but a series of quick-fire strategic changes have handed the country a lifeline

Malaysia gears up for tourism influx

A crisis-stricken 2014 dashed any hopes of a record-breaking year for Malaysia’s tourism industry, but a series of quick-fire strategic changes have handed the country a lifeline

Adventurer Peter Bray made history when he became the first man to kayak the North Atlantic alone and without sails, in an arduous 76-day journey that took him from Canada to Ireland

‘I gave myself 100 days to do it': Peter Bray on crossing the Atlantic

Adventurer Peter Bray made history when he became the first man to kayak the North Atlantic alone and without sails, in an arduous 76-day journey that took him from Canada to Ireland

Whether you're buying an overseas property, or setting up a new life abroad, it's essential you sort out finances at the earliest possible juncture. Here are some top tips for doing just that

Top tips for setting up finances abroad

Whether you’re buying an overseas property, or setting up a new life abroad, it’s essential you sort out finances at the earliest possible juncture. Here are some top tips for doing just that

This time of year is traditionally the most popular for overseas buyers to make trips abroad to find their dream home. OverseasGuideCompany.com gives its top tips for making the most of these travel trips

Top tips for overseas property-viewing trips

This time of year is traditionally the most popular for overseas buyers to make trips abroad to find their dream home. OverseasGuideCompany.com gives its top tips for making the most of these travel trips

Scenes at the latest A Place in the Sun Live! exhibition revealed people's desire for foreign property has never been so strong

Spring 2015: a good time to buy property overseas

Scenes at the latest A Place in the Sun Live! exhibition revealed people’s desire for foreign property has never been so strong

Trips between London and New York could be radically cheapened after Ryanair board approves plans for new service

Flying costs to reduce dramatically as Ryanair goes transatlantic

Trips between London and New York could be radically cheapened after Ryanair board approves plans for new service