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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.

The world’s most unique hotels

Looking for a hotel that’s straight out of a fantasy? Business Destinations explores some of the world’s most unusual accommodation offerings

Eccelsa Aviation is the entry point for luxury travel

Eccelsa Aviation’s terminal at Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport gives discerning travellers a comfortable and seamless experience when flying

The natural beauty of Reykjavik, Iceland

Nestled against a backdrop of rugged volcanic scenery, Reykjavik is fast becoming a favourite location for international events planners

How Japan’s hospitality robots could improve customer service

Robot-run hotels are a fast-approaching reality, but their future success is largely dependent on consumer acceptance

Why you should pay a visit to vibrant Madrid

As one of Spain’s most popular destinations for business and leisure tourism alike, Madrid promises visitors a unique mix of culture, history and entertainment

Whatever happened to inflight etiquette?

For the prices we pay for long-haul travel, we all deserve to enjoy our flights, but some are guilty of making themselves a little too at home

Premier meetings at Bilgah Beach Hotel

Azerbaijan’s thriving capital city offers a selection of attractions that few other destinations can hope to match, from its stunning beaches to its array of esteemed hotels

South San Fransisco Conference Centre is an industry favourite

With an exceptional range of facilities and transport links teamed with one of North America’s most prominent biotechnology sectors, South San Francisco offers a unique location for doing business

Boston: a business destination that has it all

Boasting superb dining options, exceptional transport links and
world-renowned centres for education, Boston has more to offer
visitors than most business destinations

BD Profiles

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

Why tourists continue to be drawn to North Korea

North Korea is a notoriously illiberal regime that is known to be a dangerous place for foreigners, yet people continue to choose it as a holiday destination.

Experience Senegalese hospitality at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza

As a growing business tourism destination, Dakar has plenty to offer to visitors from all over the world

Anime enjoys explosive popularity in China

Anime consumption may have reached saturation point in its native
Japan, but youths around the world are developing an appetite for the
unique animated genre

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Flying the Omani flag

By committing to a rigorous expansion programme, Oman Air is on track to become one of the leading airlines in the Middle East region

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Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski: the ideal Saudi getaway

Situated in Riyadh’s tallest residential tower and offering a mesmerising array of dining and meeting options, Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski is taking luxury business accommodation to new heights

Abu Dhabi: a Gulf in class

Home to awe-inspiring modern architecture and a rich cultural heritage, Abu Dhabi is the emirate of choice for adventurous business travellers

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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

Why street food needs saving

As Thai authorities seek to ban food vendors from Bangkok’s streets, gourmands around the world are fighting to preserve traditional roadside cuisine

How Croatia has become a thriving MICE venue

A beautiful and peaceful destination located in the heart of Europe, Croatia has plenty to offer business and leisure travellers alike

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Why the UAE’s cultural heritage should be celebrated

Sharjah is dedicated to preserving its unique and vibrant history, making it one of the most rewarding business destinations in the UAE

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How UFC fought its way to the top of sporting entertainment

In just two decades, UFC has transformed from an underground outcast into one of the world’s biggest and most innovative sports

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The Hague Convention Bureau: securing a place in history

With a reputation for delivering world-class events, The Hague has the facilities to make any business event memorable

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