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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.

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

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.

Madrid : The Premier Business Event City

Where work meets play, Madrid is the city that has everything your business might need.

The world’s most walkable cities

‘Walkability’ doesn’t just refer to how easy it is to get around a city – it also considers which locations are most vibrant and full of life

Hunting tourism is making a killing

Hunting tourism may be a deeply controversial topic, but for conservationists in Namibia, the lucrative industry is vital for the development of local communities

Five years of excellence from Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Now celebrating its fifth year of operation, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers is continuing to set a high standard for hospitality in Abu Dhabi

The jewel of Kosovo

The landlocked state of Kosovo may be small, but it offers innumerable attractions and sights that make it an ideal destination for any business traveller

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Mongolia’s digital detox

Mongolia is slowly going online, yet tourists are still choosing to unplug in the world’s most sparsely populated country

Dual citizenship is a matter of global openness, not divided loyalty

It can be a thorny issue for some governments, but dual citizenship remains the best way for modern humans to embrace being citizens of the world

Park Beau Site reaches the summit as mountain metropolis

Offering a seamless combination of modernity and heritage, the Swiss Zermatt provides the perfect setting for travellers to truly relax

Why Iceland’s natural energy makes it an ideal conference location

Offering a spectacular programme of outdoor activities amid stunning natural sites, the Icelandic capital is ideally suited for corporate events – and with a location between Europe and North America, it’s closer than many people think

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BD Profiles

Andrew Wirth: man of the mountain

While California is renowned for its pristine beaches, the state is also home to a flourishing ski scene. Under the direction of Andrew Wirth, Squaw Valley Ski Resort has turned Lake Tahoe’s slopes into a winter playground

A word with US skydiving champion Cheryl Stearns

World champion skydiver Cheryl Stearns has travelled across the globe to complete more jumps than any other woman in history. Her adventures have allowed her to experience the world from an entirely different perspective

The life and work of Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid, arguably the world’s foremost female architect, died this year. Her legacy in the world of architecture will live on far into the future

William Dalrymple: one of the world’s most celebrated travel writers

William Dalrymple follows in the footsteps of many great travel writers, but sets himself apart by combining his passion for adventure with historical accuracy

  • Andrew Wirth: man of the mountain

    While California is renowned for its pristine beaches, the state is also home to a flourishing ski scene. Under the direction of Andrew Wirth, Squaw Valley Ski Resort has turned Lake Tahoe’s slopes into a winter playground

  • A word with US skydiving champion Cheryl Stearns

    World champion skydiver Cheryl Stearns has travelled across the globe to complete more jumps than any other woman in history. Her adventures have allowed her to experience the world from an entirely different perspective

  • The life and work of Zaha Hadid

    Zaha Hadid, arguably the world’s foremost female architect, died this year. Her legacy in the world of architecture will live on far into the future

  • William Dalrymple: one of the world’s most celebrated travel writers

    William Dalrymple follows in the footsteps of many great travel writers, but sets himself apart by combining his passion for adventure with historical accuracy

Inside the world’s first integrated hotel and university

In Hong Kong lies the world’s only fully integrated hotel and university, which provides a unique space for learning, innovation and luxury accommodation

Solving the US National Park Service’s funding crisis

Record visitation numbers are not enough to save the US National Park Service from a multibillion-dollar funding crisis

Saudi Arabia embraces a life beyond oil

In the face of the global oil price collapse, Saudi Arabia is finally beginning to explore opportunities in its neglected tourism industry

Colorado is yet to fully embrace its cannabis tourism industry

As one of the few states in the US to have legalised recreational marijuana, Colorado has an opportunity to place itself at the forefront of the legal cannabis tourism industry

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Macau’s corruption battle

Macau has grown to become one of the leading gambling destinations in the world. However, China’s anti-corruption drive has led to a steep revenue decline

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Haiti experiences a tourism revival

Haiti’s history is one of both greatness and tragedy. Now known as the poorest country in the western hemisphere, the state is looking to tourism for a second chance

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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

The rebranding of Las Vegas

‘What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ may be the world-famous tagline for Sin City, but Nevada’s most popular destination is now evolving into something more than a mere gambling hub

Why the world’s elite flock to the Sheraton Ankara Hotel

The Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Centre provides an authentic Turkish experience with its local cuisines, top-notch service and stunning views. Business Destinations spoke to Joerg U Limper about the hotel’s successes

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A look inside the tallest hotel in the world

Boasting modern rooms and exceptional views of Dubai, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is one of the UAE’s prime locations for MICE events

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Jeju CVB is working to boost Jeju’s profile as a MICE destination

Located off the coast of South Korea, Jeju boasts a combination of natural splendour and exemplary meeting facilities that makes it an ideal setting for any event

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Business travellers are exploring their adventurous side in the Faroe Islands

Geographically isolated but brimming with opportunity, the Faroe Islands have much to offer to adventurous business travellers

Puerto Rico’s tourism industry continues to expand

Brimming with colonial history and stunning natural sites, Puerto Rico’s MICE sector is riding wave after wave of success