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China’s efforts to regain position as luxury goods leader

A revival of craftsmanship in China is opening the door for a Chinese-made luxury industry

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.

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

Top 10 Central American sights

Central America has an abundance of natural and historical wonders, making it an unforgettable place to visit

Sightseeing in Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s capital city serves up culture, history and Balkan comfort food

Tourists are turning to the ocean’s depths for adventure

Forget space tourism – deep sea tourism is emerging as the more stylish way to venture into the unknown

How nudge theory is changing the way people travel

People make mistakes, especially when travelling. Based on the insights of Richard Thaler, a Nobel-Prize-winning economist and the father of nudge theory, Business Destinations takes a look at just how predictable human fallibility is

Cities facing overtourism must tackle the issue with care

Although many places rely on tourism for their economic survival, some cities are finding that better management of tourist numbers is required to quell local disillusionment

China’s cities are competing to develop hi-tech industries

As oil and steel suffer, hi-tech industries are coming to China’s economic rescue. But with the rise of new sectors comes greater competition between the country’s new tech hubs

BD Profiles

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

Robert Louis Stevenson: the father of modern travel writing

While most famous for his novels, Robert Louis Stevenson left a tremendous impression on both travel writing and travel in general

Matt Bush explains the daring world of free-climbing

For Matt Bush, one of the world’s most accomplished free-solo climbers, the act of climbing to dizzying heights without ropes or safety equipment is no
more dangerous than driving a car

The growing demand for multisensory dining

With chefs placing more importance on the appearance, smell and sound of their dishes, have they put too much on their plates, or is this the future of fine dining?

Clear skies are bringing stargazers to Chile’s deserts

A growing interest in the stars is causing a boom in Chile’s budding astrotourism sector. In light of this galactic trend, Business Destinations explores the wonders the night sky has to offer

The challenges of repatriation

French President Emmanuel Macron recently pledged to return the 4,000 or so African artefacts currently held in French museums to their countries of origin. But cultural repatriation is easier said than done

Experiencing hospitality in the gateway to West Africa

As one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations, Ghana presents visitors with a range of ways to enjoy the country’s many assets

The damage caused by rugby’s unequal financial model

Samoa, Fiji and Tonga have brought much to the game of rugby, both on and off the pitch. But the sport’s unequal financial model is threatening the future of the game there

How geothermal energy is powering tourism in Iceland

Hellisheiði Power Plant in Iceland serves as a window for the world to see how geothermal energy is being harnessed to power a modern economy

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

Highlights of 2018’s business travel calendar

From the convention of choice for the aviation industry to ahead-of-the-curve cybersecurity events, Business Destinations picks out four events worth travelling for in 2018

Hormuz Grand Hotel is at the service of visitors to Oman

Having found the balance between protecting its heritage and modernisation, Oman has become an appealing destination for business and leisure travellers

Mexico’s industrial hub expands its tourism sector

The city of León holds a significant place in Mexico’s history. Today, its importance to the country is economic as well as historical

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Montserrat: the Caribbean’s Emerald Isle

Montserrat boasts a colourful history and many unique attractions. The island’s lush green scenery, spectacular coastal vistas and friendly residents will make you want to visit again and again

Bygone grandeur is revived at Selman Marrakech

Selman Marrakech invites guests to indulge in true Moroccan luxury, while also giving them a rare glimpse into a historically significant equestrian world

Estonia offers online residency to business owners

In 2001, the tiny post-Soviet republic of Estonia made internet access a human right. Estonia’s next project is to use the internet to democratise access to entrepreneurship through its e-residency programme