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Tribal tourism is exploiting indigenous people

In 2018, attempts to reach the isolated Sentinelese tribe reignited criticism of tribal tourism, a destructive practice that threatens the survival of indigenous communities

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.

More than sea-mantics: the legal status of the Caspian Sea

For decades, the question of how to delimit the Caspian Sea among its five surrounding states has proven unanswerable. Last year’s landmark convention provided a breakthrough that may deliver commercial and security benefits

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Artificial waves are bringing surfing to the masses

The decision to use artificial wave machines on the professional surfing circuit has divided opinion. While controversial, this technology could give the niche sport greater mainstream appeal

Hawaii’s tourism sector yet to recover from Kīlauea eruption

In 2018, images of violent volcanic eruptions in Hawaii were beamed across the globe. Almost a year later, the state’s tourism sector is still struggling to recover

Turkey’s medical tourism industry boosts visitor numbers

When Turkey’s traditional tourism industry dried up, the country turned to its medical sector to attract a new wave of visitors

Experience Omani opulence at the Hormuz Grand Muscat

Oman’s popularity as a destination for business travellers and tourists is fast increasing. Leading the industry’s evolution is the Hormuz Grand Muscat, a Radisson Collection Hotel

Rwanda’s position in the tourism sector strengthens

Rwanda has undergone an astonishing transformation to become one of Africa’s top destinations for business events

Explore the coastline of Ireland’s coolest town

County Donegal in Ireland has long been overshadowed by larger regions like Dublin and Cork, but travellers are now discovering it as one of the country’s best-kept secrets

Everyone is welcome at the Lalit hotel

The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group has found international success. Now, the group is working to ensure every guest has an unforgettable stay and each employee benefits from its ethos of inclusivity

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Team-building gets an adrenaline fix in Oman

With a culture as unique as its landscape, Oman is a stunning destination for MICE activities and team-building events

BD Profiles

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

Doing business in Boston

The city of Boston deftly combines New England’s charm with a thriving business scene, making it a well-rounded destination for business travellers

The Hawaii Convention Centre celebrates Hawaii’s aloha spirit

The Hawaii Convention Centre has 20 years of experience hosting business events. Over the decades, it has developed a number of programmes to cater to its guests and care for the environment simultaneously

Limo Plus puts clients on the road to success

With business and private travellers busier than ever, a reliable and personalised luxury chauffeur service can be the difference between a successful business trip and one that falls short

Top 5 hospitality trends in 2019

The new year brings with it a host of new challenges and opportunities for the hospitality sector. Technology developments and luxury services will be defining features of the industry in 2019

Top 5 business hotels

Travelling for business can be tiring. With the right hotel, though, a work trip can be an opportunity to network, touch base with long-distance colleagues and attend essential meetings

The concerns facing female business travellers

A recent survey has found that, when travelling for business, women are most concerned about safety issues and only half knew if their employer had a duty of care policy in place

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

Ex-Soviet republic Georgia finds its place on the international catwalk

Fashion has found a new talent pool in Tbilisi. The capital of former Soviet state Georgia has always been a key textile hub, but now it is realising its creative potential, too

The cost of the cup

Qatar’s contentious 2022 World Cup bid has sparked an international discussion about money and morality. As the country prepares to host the tournament, this debate continues to rage

Top 5 hot springs

From the black lava fields of Iceland to the mountains of the Japanese Gunma province, hot springs are a spectacular sight. Business Destinations picks out the five best

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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