Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 issue of Business Destinations presents: Austin, US • Patmos, Greece • Georgia, Tbilisi • Seattle, US • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia • Malmö, Sweden • Cape Town, South Africa • Singapore • Berlin, Germany • Prague, Czech Republic •

Austin, US

Located in the heart of dynamic downtown Austin, Fairmont Austin is an urban resort that delivers world-class luxury just steps from the city’s most sought after destinations and nightlife

Patmos, Greece

With a site of immense religious significance and an upmarket retail scene, Patmos is one of Greece’s most underrated islands

Georgia, Tbilisi

Nestled in the midst of downtown Tbilisi, the Stamba Hotel is a symbol of the city’s rich history and burgeoning cool credentials

Seattle, US

Seattle’s tech sector is booming and business is thriving, but the city is also responsible for some of the most important cultural developments of the 20th century

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Set among 52 acres of beautifully maintained gardens, the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh is the venue of choice for many travellers visiting Saudi Arabia

Malmö, Sweden

From its thriving community of tech start-ups to its serene coastal setting, Malmö is a low-key city with a lot to love

Cape Town, South Africa

With the imposing Table Mountain as a backdrop, a refined coastline and thought-provoking history, Cape Town is a well-rounded destination that any traveller will enjoy

Singapore

Located in the centre of the fast-paced, pioneering city of Singapore, the Fullerton Hotel is a luxurious retreat for business travellers

Berlin, Germany

Throughout 2019, Germany is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the influential Bauhaus art movement. In Berlin, travellers can feast their eyes on the birthplace of modern urban architecture

Prague, Czech Republic

Business travellers can make the most of the wealth of activities on offer in the historic city of Prague by taking part in a unique incentive event

Autumn 2018

The Autumn 2018 issue of Business Destinations presents: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia • Berlin, Germany • Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain • Iceland • Busan, South Korea • Hong Kong, China • Riga, Latvia • Lyon, France • Brussels, Belguim •

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

While Rio de Janeiro is famed for carnival celebrations and extravagant parties, this vivacious city is also becoming a home for business

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Boasting an array of local and international food, some of the best coffee in the world and breathtaking natural scenery, there are plenty of reasons to choose Ethiopia as your next travel destination

Berlin, Germany

Situated in the middle of one of Europe’s most vibrant cultural hubs, the Ellington Hotel Berlin has all the trappings of both a superior business hotel and a relaxing getaway

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Strategically placed and with a wealth of greenery and culture, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a hidden gem in Northern Spain

Iceland

Iceland’s Hellisheiði Power Plant demonstrates how the Earth’s heat can be harnessed to power a modern society and protect the planet

Busan, South Korea

Busan is fast becoming a South Korean MICE hub. It is drawing in increasing numbers of visitors thanks to its diverse culture and wealth of convention facilities

Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong is more than just an urban jungle. Culture abounds in the energetic city, and moments of tranquillity are never hard to find

Riga, Latvia

Latvia’s capital city has long been recognised for its beauty. Now, Riga is becoming a sought-after destination for business events too

Lyon, France

A visit to Lyon is a treat for the taste buds, while its sightseeing and hospitality industry will satisfy any traveller

Brussels, Belguim

It may be the centre of one of Europe’s smallest countries, but Brussels is also the centre of the continent itself

Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 issue of Business Destinations presents: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain • Cancun, Mexico • Monaco • Iceland • Mechelen, Belgium • Berlin, Germany • Prague, the Czech Republic • Val d’Aran, Spain • León, Mexico • Hong Kong, China •

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Vitoria-Gasteiz has a lot to offer the MICE industry, combining enchanting scenery with fine dining and eco-friendly design

Cancun, Mexico

More businesses are turning to Mexico for their MICE activities, giving rise to the country’s luxury hotel industry. At the heart of this rapid expansion are the star offerings of Palace Resorts

Monaco

The 2008 crash caused an identity crisis for Monaco’s MICE market, but thanks to the campaigning of Monaco Convention Bureau, meetings and events in this unique principality are now more popular than ever

Iceland

For business travellers, two of Iceland’s hotels offer the best facilities, landscape and conference venues

Mechelen, Belgium

With more than 300 historic monuments, a central location and a growing business tourism industry, Mechelen is fast becoming one of Belgium’s MICE hubs

Berlin, Germany

Germany’s capital is one of the most visited destinations in Europe. Now, the city is proving that it’s an attractive destination for business travellers as well as tourists

Prague, the Czech Republic

The mix of old and new in the Czech capital makes Prague a convenient, cultural destination for business tourists

Val d’Aran, Spain

Tucked away in the north-west corner of Catalonia, Val d’Aran’s snow-capped mountains and lush valleys are attracting visitors from all over the world

León, Mexico

León has a long tradition of shoemaking, but has now made its mark on the business tourism sector. Having found its feet in the industry, León is a destination of choice

Hong Kong, China

The Pottinger offers the perfect location for exploring Hong Kong’s varied past alongside its vibrant present

Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 issue of Business Destinations presents: Kitzbühel, Austria • Courtyard by Marriott Sarajevo • Hilton Berlin • Hotel Kämp • Ellington Hotel Berlin • The island of Gozo • Annecy, France • Mexico City, Mexico • Budapest, Hungary • Belgrade, Serbia •

Kitzbühel, Austria

The Alpine town of Kitzbühel is no longer famous for simply being a first-rate skiing resort – it has also become a MICE industry leader in its own right

Courtyard by Marriott Sarajevo

By listening to feedback from locals, the Courtyard by Marriott Sarajevo has been transformed into a space that can be enjoyed by all

Hilton Berlin

The stunning and ideally located Hilton Berlin offers returning and new visitors to the city a perfect place to work and play,

Hotel Kämp

As one of the most luxurious hotels in Finland, Hotel Kämp promises guests outstanding quality in a haven away from the noise of everyday life

Ellington Hotel Berlin

From its uniquely divided past to its recent cultural resurgence, Berlin is a city like no other. For visitors looking for a perfect balance of history and modernity, there is no better place to stay than at the Ellington Hotel Berlin

The island of Gozo

As the Maltese Government continues to invest in the island’s ever-improving infrastructure, Gozo is fast becoming a hotspot for tourists and aspiring businesses

Annecy, France

Brimming with natural beauty and regional charm, the Alpine city of Annecy is fast becoming one of Europe’s hottest destinations

Mexico City, Mexico

The Mexican capital should not be overlooked based on an out of date reputation. Its buzzing cosmopolitan atmosphere, environmental commitments and rich culture will not fail to charm

Budapest, Hungary

Though the city still bears the scars of its tumultuous history, Budapest offers a cultural experience like no other

Belgrade, Serbia

A hotbed of culture and history, Belgrade’s past may be painful, but today the city is vibrant, offering some of the best nightlife in Europe

Winter 2017

The Winter 2017 issue of Business Destinations presents: Riga • Hilton Vilamoura • The Carlton Hotel St Moritz • Stanglwirt Resort • Laico Hotels and Resorts • Dubrovnik • Sofitel Lyon Bellecour • The Philippines • Lisbon • Biarritz •

Riga

Finding new, affordable destinations has become one of the meeting industry’s highest priorities. This is something Riga is more than capable of delivering

Hilton Vilamoura

Drawing on centuries of Algarvian hospitality, the Hilton Vilamoura provides the perfect setting for businesses of all types

The Carlton Hotel St Moritz

Nestled in the Swiss Alps, the picturesque town of St Moritz provides the perfect destination for any meeting, conference or business getaway

Stanglwirt Resort

The Wilder Kaiser region of Austria boasts stunning views, organic materials and geothermal energy sources, making it an ideal location for any ecological business event

Laico Hotels and Resorts

With the launch of two new city centre resorts in Guinea-Bissau and Chad, Laico Hotels and Resorts provides ideal solutions for business travellers visiting Africa

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik’s unique history and rich cultural background mean that every event organiser is sure to find something to suit their needs

Sofitel Lyon Bellecour

The modern architecture and elegant interiors of Sofitel Lyon Bellecour offer the ideal location for any trip to Lyon, whether for business or leisure

The Philippines

The recent growth of the Philippines’ tourism industry has been nothing short of extraordinary, with impressive developments expected in the future

Lisbon

Demand for hosting events in Lisbon is growing year on year, and the city is deeply committed to meeting travellers’ evolving needs

Biarritz

Enjoying a unique blend of Basque, French and Spanish cultures, the town of Biarritz is swiftly rising through the ranks of Europe’s hottest conference destinations

Summer 2016

The Summer 2016 issue of Business Destinations presents: Gstaad Palace Hotel • Carlton Hotel St Moritz • Reykjavik • Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt • Ellington Hotel Berlin • Meliá Hotels International • Guyana • Luleå • Lima • The Peninsula Hong Kong •

Gstaad Palace Hotel

For over a century, Gstaad Palace Hotel has offered guests luxurious comfort from the heart of Switzerland’s spectacular mountains

Carlton Hotel St Moritz

The luxurious Carlton Hotel can be found nestled in the Swiss Alps, in the very heart of St Moritz, one of the world’s most celebrated skiing destinations

Reykjavik

Offering a unique programme of outdoor activities and natural spectacles, Iceland is a friendly and dynamic location perfectly suited to corporate events

Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt

With its abundant supply of organic materials and natural resources, the Tyrol region of Austria is an ideal location for all manner of holidays and events

Ellington Hotel Berlin

As one of Europe’s most dynamic cities, Berlin welcomes millions of visitors every year. There are plenty of things to see and do in this exciting destination

Meliá Hotels International

Meliá Doha and Meliá Dubai, two contemporary hotels in the Middle East, have set a new standard for luxury accommodation

Guyana

Brimming with natural wonders and a culture with roots from all corners of the world, Guyana promises to provide a breathtaking experience

Luleå

Offering award-winning hotels just metres from a plethora of arctic adventures, Luleå is a compact city in northern Sweden where the majority of attractions are always just seven minutes away

Lima

Lima currently sits in first place in the Americas and 26th globally in the ICCA congress destination rankings

The Peninsula Hong Kong

Teeming with life and full of colour, Hong Kong – with its dynamic shopping facilities and world-class cuisine – attracts tourists and business travellers alike

Winter 2016

The Winter 2016 issue of Business Destinations presents: Brussels • Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre • Four Seasons Seattle • Uganda • Rome • The Library • Mykonos • Deià • Riga: a hotspot for business travellers • Kitzbühel •

Brussels

As the capital of Belgium and the birthplace of some of Europe’s finest artwork, Brussels is a political powerhouse and cultural inspiration in equal measure

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre

Reykjavík’s Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre is one of Iceland’s most visually striking and innovative conference and event venues

Four Seasons Seattle

As a US hub for both business and the arts, the ‘Emerald City’ is attracting an increasing number of tourists. Scores of these visitors are choosing Four Seasons Hotel Seattle as their home away from home

Uganda

Uganda is home to a plethora of sites of natural, historical and geographical interest, making it one of Africa’s must-see locations

Rome

Rome is no ordinary capital. Inside the city’s borders are some of mankind’s most cherished treasures, making it one of the most coveted destinations in the world

The Library

The Library offers the perfect setting for any travellers looking to enjoy Koh Samui’s idyllic setting

Mykonos

The Greek islands have long been one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, but few of them can compete with the beauty and charm of Mykonos

Deià

For decades, poets, novelists and musicians have used Deià as an escape from their hectic lives. To this day, people continue to seek refuge within its olive groves and labyrinthine alleyways

Riga has become a hotspot for business travellers, with more than 80 hotels and a development plan underway to expand its the city's capacity

Riga: a hotspot for business travellers

Riga is one of Europe’s fastest emerging locations for business, boasting over 800 years of unique national history and a rapidly developing corporate sector

Mixing business with pleasure: Kitzbühel offers the perfect venues and attractions for business travellers

Kitzbühel

Cradled in the Austrian Alps, the famed sporting town of Kitzbühel is building a reputation as one of the continent’s most impressive and sustainable MICE destinations

Autumn 2015

The Autumn 2015 issue of Business Destinations presents: InterContinental Presidente • O On Kloof • African Regent Hotel • Mediterranean Conference Centre • Elite Hotels of Sweden • Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns • Suvretta House • Kasbah Du Toubkal • Steigenberger al Dau Beach Hotel • Reserva do Ibitipoca •

InterContinental Presidente

The InterContinental Presidente on the tropical island of Cozumel proves that visiting the Yucatan Peninsula needn’t be a hectic, tourist-heavy experience

O On Kloof

Impeccable service and indulgent luxury at the O on Kloof Boutique Hotel and Spa, Cape Town provide an exceptional stay in South Africa’s best-loved city

African Regent Hotel

By remaining loyal to its traditional roots and embracing the unique features of African culture, the African Regent Hotel has become the first stop for business and leisure travellers visiting Ghana

Mediterranean Conference Centre

Malta’s Mediterranean Conference Centre has built itself a reputation as one of Europe’s most remarkable and historically significant conference destinations

Elite Hotels of Sweden

Positioned against the waterfront in one of Stockholm’s most idyllic settings, the Elite Hotel Marina Tower promises guests a relaxing stay in Sweden’s exciting capital city

Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns

Looking out upon a stunning seafront vista, the Shangri-La Hotel The Marina, Cairns is positioned within a site of remarkable natural splendour

Suvretta House

Suvretta House, a five-star chateau located in Switzerland’s largest winter sports region, combines traditional décor with first-rate luxury hospitality

Kasbah Du Toubkal

Located only 40 miles from Marrakech, the Kasbah Du Toubkal is a unique resort with a keen focus on supporting the local community

Steigenberger al Dau Beach Hotel

The award-winning Steigenberger al Dau Beach Hotel combines luxury and comfort in equal measure to ensure that every business traveller is catered for in style

Reserva do Ibitipoca

Luxury, simplicity and sustainability are all on offer for guests at Reserva do Ibitipoca, a hotel and nature reserve located 167 miles from Rio de Janeiro

Summer 2015

The Summer 2015 issue of Business Destinations presents: Meliá Hotels International Cuba • Tallinn • Ellington Hotel Berlin • New Orleans • United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa • The Maltese Islands • Congress Centre Messe Frankfurt • Ayurveda Parkschlösschen RESORT • The Cartagena de Indias Convention Centre • Bern •

An idyllic beach at one of Meliá Hotels International Cuba's resorts. The company is recognised for its ability to accommodate a number of events

Meliá Hotels International Cuba

As the leading international hotel brand in Cuba, Meliá Hotels International has developed an impressive portfolio of luxury hotels and first-rate meetings facilities during its 25-year lifespan

Tallinn

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia and one of Europe’s most diverse cities, is rapidly becoming one of the most popular conference locations on the continent

One of the elegant rooms on offer at Ellington Hotel Berlin. Each room offers wireless internet access and air-conditioning, in addition to extensive natural daylight

Ellington Hotel Berlin

Centrally located in one of Europe’s most exciting cities, the Ellington Hotel Berlin’s range of unique venues has made it one of the most popular meetings and conferences locations in the city

New Orleans

New Orleans is an authentic destination with a distinctive culture that originated nearly 300 years ago. Events held in the Big Easy are unlike those found anywhere else in the world

Conference facilities at the UNNCC-AA in Ethiopia. The venue provides the perfect setting for any manner of international meeting

United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa

The United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is a multifaceted meetings and conferences location, providing first-rate facilities for a wide range of international events

The Maltese Islands offer historic and beautiful scenery, excellent facilities and comfortable places to stay

The Maltese Islands

The outstanding facilities, venues and scenery offered by the Maltese Islands have secured them a reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting events destinations

Congress Centre Messe Frankfurt

Ideally located in one of Europe’s liveliest cities, Congress Centre Messe Frankfurt was the first-choice venue for this year’s ISC High Performance event

The beautiful settings surrounding Ayurveda Parkschlösschen Resort, which practices natural methods - originating from ancient India - to curing a range of medical conditions

Ayurveda Parkschlösschen RESORT

Ayurveda Parkschlösschen, a resort offering ancient Indian detoxification therapies in the heart of Europe, encourages guests to take a break from their daily lives

The Cartagena de Indias Convention Centre

Since it opened in 1982, the Cartagena de Indias Convention Centre has hosted the vast majority of Colombia’s high-profile congresses. To this day, it is one of South America’s most iconic venues

Bern event venues

Bern

Renowned for its unhurried attitude, natural beauty and historical significance, Bern is fast becoming a hub for business and leisure travellers alike

Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 issue of Business Destinations presents: Mövenpick Hotel Doha • Flanders • The Faroe Islands • The Falkensteiner Hotel and Spa Iadera • Estonia • Gstaad Palace • PUNTACANA Resort & Club • Istanbul • Gozo • Hilton Bursa •

Mövenpick Hotel Doha offers guests a personalised experience, as well as stunning accommodation. Visitors at the hotel have three choice of rooms, depending on their preference for views

Mövenpick Hotel Doha

Business travellers can find comfort and luxury waiting for them at the Mövenpick Hotel Doha during a stay in Qatar

The region of Flanders encompasses cities such as Brussels, Antwerp and Bruges, which each have excellent transport links and a diversity of culture, taste and history

Flanders

The northernmost region of Belgium, which is home to some of the country's key cities, has one of Europe’s largest selections of unique MICE locations

Faroe Islands offers visitors beautiful views, delectable food and stunning wildlife. The islands hope to become Scandinavia's next top MICE destination

The Faroe Islands

Offering a refreshing change from some of the world’s most popular business locations, the Faroe Islands has high hopes of becoming the next top MICE destination in Scandinavia

The Falkensteiner Hotel and Spa Iadera provides guests with stunning views over the Adriatic Sea, as well as a Mediterranean climate

The Falkensteiner Hotel and Spa Iadera

Ideally positioned in the very heart of the European continent, Falkensteiner Hotel and Spa Iadera offers guests the utmost tranquility in a perfect business location

Estonia is one of the most developed countries in the world when it comes to technology. Barack Obama even went so far as to say that he should have hired Estonian coders to build the ObamaCare website

Estonia

Estonia has been a hub for innovation and digital technology for the past 20 years. Now, after a complete overhaul of how residents access its services, the country is hoping the rest of the world will follow its example

A bedroom at the Gstaad Palace. The hotel offers guests world-class comfort, and also has a number of facilities for hosting events

Gstaad Palace

Nestled in the very heart of the Bernese Alps, the Gstaad Palace is renowned for offering guests the utmost comfort amid some of Switzerland’s most beautiful scenery

One of the stunning beaches of the Dominican Republic, where PUNTACANA Resort & Club is based

PUNTACANA Resort & Club

Punta Cana, the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic, is the most visited destination in the whole of the Caribbean. PUNTACANA Resort & Club is one of the area's top establishments for visiting business travellers

Istanbul's world-class architecture and facilities have made it not only a top tourist destination, but a prime place in which to do business

Istanbul

As a diverse, exciting city with an ideal geographical location, Istanbul is one of the world’s leading centres for business

The Azure Window and the Blue Hole, Dwerja (photo by Therese Debono). The stunning scenery provided the backdrop to television series including Game of Thrones

Gozo

A stone’s throw away from the main island of Malta, Gozo offers visitors stunning natural beauty and diversity in a tranquil, rural setting

One of the hotel suites at the Hilton Bursa Convention Centre and Spa. The hotel offers a luxurious stay in one of the world's most fascinating cities

Hilton Bursa

The stunning Hilton Bursa is located in the Turkish city of Bursa, resting in the intersection between the hubs of Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir