Sometimes work comes with the occasional perks of travel, sending you to various worldwide business destinations. Quite often their allure lies in more than just the exotic sound of their names. Read on to discover more about some of the worldâ€™s best business trip destinations, so that next time your boss is looking for volunteers for a work trip, you know when to raise your hand.
Unsurprisingly, many films involving rich, influential people, fast cars, luxury and prestige, use the city of London as a backdrop. The UK capital is a fascinating combination of tradition and modernity. Lying on the north banks of the Thames are the iconic postcard symbols of London, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and St Paulâ€™s Cathedral. Its south bank, on the other hand, is bustling with shiny high-rise buildings of various shapes and sizes. To fully appreciate the scope of this fascinating separation itâ€™s well worth taking a relaxing cruise along the Thames when the business day is over.
At the top of many a business travel list, Hong Kong is the centre of one of the worldâ€™s most powerful and least corrupt economies in the world. It owes much of its success to its free market policies, which attract many businesses to settle here. In terms of cultural feel, if youâ€™re coming from the West, entering Hong Kong feels like being transported forward in time. Your eyes are opened to myriad ideas about policies and technology which can be taken in and applied on home ground.
If youâ€™re looking for a place that has all the worldâ€™s big industry names in one thriving centre, itâ€™s definitely New York. The quintessential business city, it draws you in with its lively buzz and the underlying attraction of those who flock here in droves in the hopes of living out the great American dream. If you get the chance between meetings, itâ€™s worth exploring the streets of Manhattan and stopping off in Central Park â€“ a beautiful green island of peace amidst the bustling city that never sleeps.
Another high-profile popular name in the business world, San Francisco is a leading global centre of technology – with Google and Twitter having their largest offices located here. On the cultural side, the city boasts a number of world-famous icons. Take a trip to the infamous Alcatraz Prison or snap yourself against the backdrop of the ever-photogenic Golden Gate Bridge.
Albeit small in population compared to other business giants mentioned here, Edinburgh is the nest of many large industries and corporations – the most renowned of which are the finance and tourism sectors. Built in classical Greek and Roman styles, the city is also one of Europeâ€™s greatest cultural sites. You can choose to pay a visit to its splendid museums and galleries, head up along the cobbles of the Royal Mile towards the Castle, or simply enjoy a leisurely walk along one of Europeâ€™s most famous shopping streets: Princes Street.
Donâ€™t Forget Your Business Travel Insurance
Wherever in the world work duties send you, it is important to know you are safe in your travels. Investing in the right business travel insurance is therefore an important part of your trip. As soon as you travel details are in place make sure you (or your workplace) put in place an appropriate policy to cover you and any technology you may take.
Patrick Chong is the Managing Director of InsureMore, an award-winning team of specialists in global single trip, family, annual and business travel insurance policies. Besides offering great deals on travel insurance, Patrick also collects and shares the best free travel competitions to help his clients get the most out of their holidays.
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