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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.

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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.

How the Californian wine industry is benefitting from an influx of Chinese investors

Better wine and a new approach to tourism are putting southern California’s vineyards on the map for both wine lovers and a new wave of Chinese tourists

Weak pound sees tourist numbers soar in the UK

Despite a recent spate of terror attacks, the UK has seen a record influx of foreign visitors so far in 2017

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Flights in and out of Doha suspended as political tensions keep Qatar grounded

As the diplomatic row between Qatar and other Arab countries intensifies, a significant number of flights in and out of Doha have been cancelled

The Tokyo the world needs

Tokyo is often misrepresented in popular culture, when in reality it offers a rare combination of culture, history and tradition that modern society

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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

The return of supersonic travel

Supersonic flight is fast approaching a comeback, but restrictive noise regulations are standing in the way of a truly global service

Murano’s merchants of Venice

Venice has a history of glassmaking that dates back to the 13th century, but its future now looks shaky. However, efforts are being made to preserve the tradition

Backpacker tourism: Australia’s wandering workforce

Thousands of Millennials take a backpacking pilgrimage to Australia every year, a trend that is greatly benefiting the country’s agricultural industry

The art effect

While often underestimated, the power that public art holds to transform our connection to a space makes it uniquely valuable

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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

What 2017 holds for travel

Travel continues to be one of the fastest developing sectors in the world. Laura French takes a look at what trends we could witness in the coming year

Luxuria: the importance of providing bespoke luxury travel services

The internet has resulted in increased demand for travel services, but desired luxury and sophistication cannot simply be booked online

Avios takes Agoda under its wing

Avios has partnered with leading accommodation site Agoda to allow customers to earn air miles through Agoda’s PointsMAX programmes

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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Meliá Hotels International provides luxury and flair in the Americas

Meliá Hotels International’s recent expansion in Latin America is the first step on a road to phenomenal future growth, writes María Umbert

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

Mongolia’s digital detox

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

Harpa Concert Hall lights up conference scene

Located amid Iceland’s stunning natural attractions, Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre has transformed the international conference experience

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

Austria Center Vienna: providing space for big ideas

The Austria Center Vienna opens up unique formats for conferences and creates ideal spaces for exchanging ideas, writes Nicole Krebs

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

Meeting on the high seas

Event organisers are just now opening their eyes to the benefits conferences and incentives at sea can bring to their businesses