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Farm-to-fork eating takes over California’s food scene

Demand for locally produced, farm-to-fork food is soaring in the US, and California is at the heart of the trend. While the big hitters like LA continue to shine, lesser-known spots such as Sacramento are making a name for themselves

10 Top Conference Destinations

Choosing a venue for your next high-profile event can be a difficult process. Business Destinations lends a helping hand by exploring some of the world’s most exciting destinations for meetings and conferences.

10 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.

Lisbon is a lively destination for a stopover

TAP Air Portugal’s stopover programme is bringing more visitors to Lisbon. The city is ready to showcase its culture and cuisine

The best of Beirut

Luxurious accommodation and intricate 19th-century architecture make Beirut a stunning city to visit, but it’s the food that truly brings it alive

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The imitation game: eastern and western conceptions of art

Perceptions of art in the East and West, particularly concerning the nature and importance of originality, can differ markedly. Understanding this divide could provide wider social, economic and cultural benefits

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Afghanistan gains Test status, but will its team find success?

Over the last few decades, Afghanistan has suffered hugely from war and terrorism. Now, the astonishing rise of the country’s cricket team offers unity and hope for the future

Blockchain is set to revolutionise the way we travel

Ripe for disruption by blockchain and cryptocurrencies, the travel industry is on the cusp of real change

As globalisation changes, we must retain its benefits

Globalisation is no longer the much-praised force it once was. Whole countries are turning their backs on global openness in favour of more authoritarian policies

Tourism to the Himalayas causes a mountain of problems

Tourism to the Himalayas is on the rise. While this trend has the potential to bring economic stability to the region, the effects of increased visitor numbers aren’t all positive

President Trump destabilises transatlantic relations

With President Trump placing the US’ relationship with its historical allies at risk, Europe must reassess how it deals with the superpower

Top 5 conference centres in California

As California strengthens its reputation as a first-rate place to work and travel, Business Destinations lists the best venues in which to hold a business event

BD Profiles

Anthony Bourdain: the chef who showed us the world

Anthony Bourdain, the host of several travel and food television programmes, died in June. The impact the sharp-witted jet setter had on the way we eat and travel was profound

Matt Wright: the monster crocodile catcher

Star of National Geographic’s hit TV show Monster Croc Wrangler Matt Wright has made a living out of helping to protect the crocodile population in the northern part of the country

Kristof Allegaert: going the distance in ultracycling

Three-time Transcontinental Race champion Kristof Allegaert has taken on ultra-distance cycling events all over the world, but for him the challenge is always more mental than physical

Jim Thompson: the legacy of the Thai silk king

Jim Thompson is famed for saving Thailand’s silk industry, but that’s just one thread of his remarkable story

Banksy’s Palestine hotel brings tourists to the troubled region

Tourism to Palestine is on the up, with anonymous artist Banksy and his Walled Off Hotel contributing to this surprising trend

Hospitality is second nature at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar

Dakar, Senegal’s capital city, has plenty to offer visitors, from areas of natural beauty to those of great historical significance

Top 6 destinations for photography enthusiasts

From Instagram devotees to photography hobbyists and all the wanderlust-filled travellers in between, more people are heading to locations known for their photographic potential

Eccelsa Aviation is the gateway to the Costa Smeralda

The legendary Costa Smeralda in Sardinia is well known as a destination of choice for the super-rich. With the convenient location of Eccelsa Aviation’s private terminal at Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, rest and relaxation is just minutes away

Business by San Francisco Bay

The South San Francisco Conference Centre celebrates 25 years of successful business events and looks ahead to more of the same in the years to come

Oman Air offers new routes and an expanded fleet

As its flight paths and fleet expand, so does Oman Air’s command of the Middle Eastern aviation industry

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CITY Guides

Madrid guide

Madrid has long been esteemed for its culture, climate and excellent business facilities. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, here’s our guide to one of Spain’s best cities

Pick of the best: Christmas markets in Europe

With the festive season in full swing, Europe’s cities are alive with mulled wine, roast chestnuts and bratwurst. Laura French takes a look at some of the best Christmas markets on the continent

Venice: doomed to become a historical Disneyland?

Once the most important trading outpost in Europe, Venice is now known simply as a magnet for global tourists. Jules Gray asks the crucial question: does the city need to diversify its economy in order to survive?

Tel Aviv: one of the world’s best entrepreneurial destinations

Israel’s cultural capital has made a name for itself as a thriving ‘start-up nation’ on the world stage

  • Madrid guide

    Madrid has long been esteemed for its culture, climate and excellent business facilities. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, here’s our guide to one of Spain’s best cities

  • Pick of the best: Christmas markets in Europe

    With the festive season in full swing, Europe’s cities are alive with mulled wine, roast chestnuts and bratwurst. Laura French takes a look at some of the best Christmas markets on the continent

  • Venice: doomed to become a historical Disneyland?

    Once the most important trading outpost in Europe, Venice is now known simply as a magnet for global tourists. Jules Gray asks the crucial question: does the city need to diversify its economy in order to survive?

  • Tel Aviv: one of the world’s best entrepreneurial destinations

    Israel’s cultural capital has made a name for itself as a thriving ‘start-up nation’ on the world stage

Getting a feel for Frankfurt

With convenient transport links and an abundance of business and leisure hotspots, Frankfurt is an ideal location for business travellers

Oulu is a Finnish brain belt

With a number of world-class tourist attractions and two universities supplying a raft of talented job candidates, the city of Oulu is the perfect destination for work or pleasure

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Budapest’s autumnal charm

With a growing foodie scene and a historic spa culture, Budapest is a multifaceted destination that truly shines in autumn

Top 5 most sustainable hotels in the world

In a world where there’s an increased focus on the impact we have on our planet, more and more in the travel industry have taken it upon themselves to work towards green initiatives

Top 5 travel tech developments

From check-in to jet lag, travelling can be a hassle. These technological developments help tackle the tough parts so you’re at your best when on a trip

The hidden costs of unmanaged business travel

With business becoming increasingly global, more employees are travelling for work. However, without proper management, these trips can be time-consuming and expensive