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The irreparable damage caused by underfunding the arts

When a fire destroyed Brazil’s oldest historical institution in 2018, the loss was felt around the world. This preventable tragedy underscored the global issue of underfunding cultural organisations

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.

Leisure and culture highlights of autumn 2019

From an all-night arts festival to an installation of yarn sculptures, this autumn brings a host of thought-provoking events

Exploring Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance

The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, Florence is famed for its Renaissance art and architecture. Between trips to the Duomo and traditional trattorias, visitors can venture into the city’s more modern watering holes

Top 5 river cruises

Whether its drifting past ancient castles on the Middle Rhine or along the iconic Amazon River, a river cruise is a relaxing way to see the sights

Caught between conflicts, the unique island of Socotra is under threat

The island of Socotra is one of the world’s most unique territories, but conflict in the Middle East is threatening to destroy its delicate social and ecological balance

Can skyscrapers replace the Middle East’s oil industry?

Skyscraper construction has soared as countries like the UAE and Saudi Arabia look to forge pathways towards more sustainable growth. But new high-rises aren’t always indicative of progress

Africa’s craft trade: opportunity or exploitation?

In South Africa, the growing craft economy is providing a way for women in poor rural communities to achieve financial self-sufficiency

Women’s football could be a lucrative investment

Women’s football remains a largely untapped resource for brand sponsorship. A recent surge in interest, however, has shown that with continued investment, the sport could provide significant returns

Busan’s infrastructure boom

Event spaces in Busan are already an impressive draw for international event organisers. With more spectacular venues set to open in the coming years, the South Korean city is fast becoming one of the best MICE destinations in the world

Oversupply is causing coffee prices to plummet

Times are tough for coffee growers in South America. After prices hit a 15-year low in May 2019, many of the region’s farmers are starting to question whether the industry can still provide a sustainable livelihood

BD Profiles

Graham Green: our man around the globe

He is often cited as one of the greatest writers of the last century, but Graham Greene’s life was even more fascinating than his works of fiction

Jill Heinerth: into the deep

As a cave diver, Jill Heinerth has one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. But the risks are worth it to experience the wonder of these remote caverns – and to educate people on protecting our oceans

Alexandre Schoelcher: a view from the street

For his global photography project, the World Portrait Archive, travel photographer Alexandre Schoelcher taps into the serendipity of street photography to capture the lives of locals and challenge our preconceived notions of other cultures

Che Guevara’s personal revolution

In his early 20s, Che Guevara was just another aspiring medical student, eager to see the world. A nine-month journey across South America helped foment the revolutionary ideas that would turn him into a global icon

  • Graham Green: our man around the globe

    He is often cited as one of the greatest writers of the last century, but Graham Greene’s life was even more fascinating than his works of fiction

  • Jill Heinerth: into the deep

    As a cave diver, Jill Heinerth has one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. But the risks are worth it to experience the wonder of these remote caverns – and to educate people on protecting our oceans

  • Alexandre Schoelcher: a view from the street

    For his global photography project, the World Portrait Archive, travel photographer Alexandre Schoelcher taps into the serendipity of street photography to capture the lives of locals and challenge our preconceived notions of other cultures

  • Che Guevara’s personal revolution

    In his early 20s, Che Guevara was just another aspiring medical student, eager to see the world. A nine-month journey across South America helped foment the revolutionary ideas that would turn him into a global icon

South-East Asia is refusing to put up with the West’s rubbish

After China decided to restrict its waste intake from abroad, South-East Asia became the West’s new dumping ground. Today, the region is pushing back, leaving the global recycling ecosystem in turmoil

Visitors to LA are guaranteed the red carpet treatment

Los Angeles is a hotbed of leisure and business activity, which is set to become all the more vibrant thanks to the city’s ongoing developments

Vitoria-Gasteiz proves its capacity as a world-class events destination

Vitoria-Gasteiz is known for its quaint wineries and picturesque green spaces, but the city has also proven its credentials as a host of major international events

The business events to attend this autumn

This autumn, experts in banking, investment, leadership development and cryptocurrencies will travel across the world to take part in the season’s biggest business events

Bringing authenticity to Mexico’s tourism industry

An eco-conscious resort at the heart of the Yucatán Peninsula, Hotel Xcaret Mexico celebrates the country’s natural, historical and cultural treasures to bring visitors an authentic experience

Eccelsa Aviation brings luxury air travel to the Costa Smeralda

Visitors to Costa Smeralda are left awestruck by the high-end luxury on offer. With a number of exclusive dining and retail options, the region’s new airport terminal embodies this characteristic

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

Amsterdam takes a stand against overtourism

The Netherlands tourist board has announced it’s adopting an approach of destination management over destination promotion as mass tourism threatens to overwhelm the city

African nations seek to do business without borders

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement seeks to create an economic alliance between African nations. One area that’s particularly ripe for collaboration is tourism

Explore the lesser-known side of Paris

Paris has long been one of Europe’s most attractive tourist destinations, but the less well-known aspects of the city, from its South-East Asian food scene to its experimental Brutalist architecture, mean the capital continues to bring in tourist from around the world

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Top 5 national parks

From the 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars in China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park to the volcanic landscape of Göreme National Park in Turkey, Business Destinations counts the world’s five most spectacular national parks

Why we should treat immigration like trade

Immigration can be just as economically advantageous as trade, but it must be carefully managed if it is to be a fair process that benefits all involved

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Planes must remain the last bastions of the digital detox

With the ubiquity of smartphones and free Wi-Fi, business travellers are expected to stay connected at all times. Planes are one of the few places where we are still able to unplug

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