Business travel has rebounded in recent years after the fall they suffered in the crisis. These are the 5 best destinations for an incentive trip.
With the economic crisis incentive travel suffered a significant decline due to companies had to save on spending. However, in recent years business travel has picked up and more and more companies are betting on sending their employees abroad for various reasons (meetings, training, awards, etc.).
To make an incentive trip is not worth any city, it is necessary to look for the areas that have the best services. These are the 5 best destinations for a business trip:
The German capital tops the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) ranking for 2015, with a total of 195 meetings hosted throughout the year. Berlin has grown in popularity in this ranking thanks to the great efforts made by city leaders to capture this type of tourism. In the German city you can find all kinds of services for doing business, such as numerous hotels, quality public transport, good air connections, and so on.
To all this must be added the historical value that has this town with the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Monument as major cultural attractions. In addition, life in Berlin is much cheaper than in other German cities such as Munich or Frankfurt, which attracts more companies.
Paris is a classic in the world of incentive travel, as it has many attractions, as well as being perfectly equipped for business. It is one of the cities with the highest number of tourists every year, so the hotel offer is wide and varied. Talking about leisure is synonymous with Paris: museums, monuments, nature, shops, neighbourhoods, etc.
The options are endless, so boredom has no place in this French city. It is also a very accessible city, with three airports (Orly, Charles de Gaulle and Beauvais), an excellent metro network and international rail connections. More attractions? French gastronomy is one of the most famous in the world, so bistros and brasseries are also spurs to go to the city of love.
London (United Kingdom)
La city’, as the capital of England is colloquially known, is a must in this ranking of the best cities for business trips. The reason? London is the nerve centre of all major English companies and therefore also for the rest of Europe. Banks, the textile industry, the real estate sector… They all have important business areas in London, so why not go there from time to time?
In the English capital travellers will find accommodation for all tastes: from luxurious hotels to traditional bed & breakfast. There are numerous venues for corporate events and, of course, a thousand plans to get lost in the streets. Take a Hyde Park walk, visit the British Museum, browse the shops of Camden Town, be photographed next to the Buckingham Palace…
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Dubai rises in the middle of the desert like an oasis, attracting the attention of locals and strangers. Its infinite towers touching the sky, the luxury perceived from its streets, the majesty of the ‘Palm Islands’… Who doesn’t want to go to Dubai? This emirate has become a source of attraction for many financial companies and investors who find it the perfect place to do business, so trips there from other continents are constant.
If anything is not missing in Dubai, they are super luxury hotels. To show the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, considered the most luxurious and expensive hotel in the world. There are also specific centres for holding meetings and events, such as the Dubai World Trade Center with a capacity for 4,500 people. No wonder Dubai is known as the city of the good life…
Unknown to some, a treasure to others. This small town on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea is a real paradise. Calpe is one of the tourist destinations par excellence at Spanish level, but also attracts many foreigners (especially English, German and French) who move there to settle their second homes. But this town on the Costa Blanca is not only known for its summer tourism.
Calpe has become in recent years a benchmark for business travel, as it has developed many sites for such use. In addition, this Spanish municipality also offers a lot of fun to its visitors in the form of beaches and coves, natural parks, museums, sporting activities and restaurants. Those who start going to Calpe on a business trip end up staying a few more days on holiday and, with time, buying a house.