While traveling may largely be on pause for a while, there will be a time when countries open up again to international flights. If you work in the corporate world and are planning some future meetings abroad, these are the 6 best destinations for business travelers.
Chicago is at the top of many lists when it comes to business travel. Not only does it have a thriving tech and media industry, but it is also home to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Don’t worry though, there are plenty of tourist spots in Chicago which you must see! The city’s legendary sports teams, world-class architecture, and vibrant art scene make it an attractive place for meetings and events.
Orlando might not be an obvious choice, but it is one of the hottest destinations for convention-goers primarily because it is home to over 450 hotel and resorts. Combine that with the city’s booming tourist industry and sunny weather, and Orlando is a top choice for businesses to host or attend meetings or conferences. Outside of business, the city also has 170 golf courses and 5,000 restaurants to entertain guests and clients alike.
As the financial hub of Canada, Toronto is another hot destination for business travel. Not only is it home to the largest banks in the country, but its Metro Convention Center has over 36,000 hotel rooms. Toronto also has a thriving arts scene and is a culturally diverse mecca for international food. The city is also easily accessible by both Americans and Canadians due to its central location between New York, Chicago, and Montreal.
Singapore is a spectacular city with much to offer when it comes to business travel. It has one of the largest financial centers in the world and is famous for its world-class Changi airport — an attraction in itself — featuring a rooftop swimming pool, 24-hour cinemas, as well as numerous gardens, playgrounds, and a 6-meter grotto waterfall. Singapore also has a big reputation for food, which is backed up by a diverse offering of restaurants ranging from Michelin-rated diners to delicious street food.
London is no stranger to hosting tourists and business meetings. With over 1,500 hotels to choose from and six international airports serving the area, this capital city has much to offer if you’re having conventions or a set of private meetings. If your meetings also demand a bit of luxury, London provides ample opportunity for indulgent dinner meetings. This is the perfect opportunity to don your best smart watches for men, especially as they not only help you look the part, but they can guide you to your destination with their built-in GPS capabilities.
Rio de Janeiro
Outside its reputation for fantastic nightlife, this second-largest city in Brazil is also a great destination for travel. Depending on your area of business, Rio’s main industries are consumer goods, oil, energy, media production, and finance. It is home to one of the country’s biggest research and development hubs, owing to the numerous universities in the area. Rio also hosts some of the most delicious food in the world, and its airport has recently been blessed with a $600 million renovation that has produced many more shops and attractions.