The World’s Top 10 Business Travel Destinations

5. Dublin Ireland’s capital has always been an important business destination. Dublin offers a mix of the old and the new: for every time-worn investment bank there’s a start-up specialising in tech and digital development. It’s also a great place in which to unwind after a long working day – you’re spoilt for choice when […]

5. Dublin

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Dublin, Ireland Photo: Pixabay.com

Ireland’s capital has always been an important business destination. Dublin offers a mix of the old and the new: for every time-worn investment bank there’s a start-up specialising in tech and digital development. It’s also a great place in which to unwind after a long working day – you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to pubs and restaurants and the city has a fantastic literary heritage.

Main industries: Financial services, tourism, digital services, creative services

Where to go: The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, Dublin Writers Museum

4. Toronto

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Canada’s major player when it comes to financial services, Toronto has some serious capital clout. This city close to beautiful Lake Ontario is all shimmering skyscrapers, symbolic of its financial might. Aside from work, Toronto is a fantastic shopping city and has a range of wonderful museums.

Main industries: Financial services, commercial aircraft manufacturing, technology.

Where to go: The CN Tower, Lake Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum

3. Edinburgh

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Scotland’s great capital is one of Europe’s leading business cities. Home to large corporations, start-ups and small and medium-sized firms, lots of big names call Edinburgh home. It is of course known for its financial services sector, which employs around 100,000 people, as well as its tourism – bringing in around £300 million a year. Edinburgh is also a great city to explore – head to one of the many fine museums before taking a stroll up Arthur’s Seat, which gives excellent views of the city.

Main industries: Financial services, agriculture, computing, electronics, fishing,food and drink, forestry, life sciences.

Where to go: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh Festival, Holyrood Palace.

2. London

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London is one of, if not the, biggest business destinations in the world. The financial capital of Europe is teeming with multinational firms, global players and investment banks. Much of this activity takes place in the City, as well as standalone financial hub Canary Wharf, which sits by the Thames. Only time will tell how the consequences of Brexit will affect the city, but it’s safe to say that there city is still a hub of cosmopolitan business and culture. London is also a great place to share with business partners new to the city – the number of free museums to visit are legion, the architecture is phenomenal and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to places to stop for food and drink.

Main industries: Financial services, tourism, manufacturing, media, creative services, technology.

Where to go: The British Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster

1. San Francisco

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San Francisco, US Photo: Pixabay.com

A popular tourist destination, San Francisco is also one of the most thriving business cities in the US. The City by the Bay as it’s often called offers the opportunity for both business and pleasure, you’ll be glad to hear. In and amongst those famous rolling hills you’ll find a buzzing technology scene – firms including Twitter and Google have big offices here. After a long day of meetings, work and phone calls, spend some time down at Fisherman’s Wharf, head to the Golden Gate Bridge or visit the former Alcatraz prison.

Main industries: Technology, hospitality, healthcare, tourism, shipping

Where to go: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Alcatraz

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