Destinations

Destination report: Belgrade

BELGRADE’S CURRENT SPATE OF REGENERA­TION IS NOTHING NEW. Its 6,000 years of history have seen the city destroyed and rebuilt more than 40 times – attack­ers and invaders over the years have...

Destination report: USA

US president Barack Obama has been seen across the news networks recently, talking up the economy. At a White House press briefing he cited six consecutive months of 200,000-plus job gains, telling...

Destination report: Athens

As the Greek economy finally starts to pick up, how is the capital tackling the Herculean task of bringing meetings arrangers back? Tom Newcombe reportsBefore the global recession of 2008, the...

Destination report: Ethiopia

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) recently announced it was moving its 2014 event to Addis Ababa. The organisation said the move was prompted by a “surge in interest from sponsors”, leading...

Destination report: Rome

The Italian capital is often viewed primarily as a leisure destination, but it is still an important business travel hub, as well as being an enticing option for meetings and conferences, given its...

Destination report: Monaco

Monaco has a global profile out of all proportion to its size. It’s tiny – the whole country could fit into London’s Hyde Park, but it carries a big reputation, having been long associated with...

Destination report: Shanghai

Shanghai continues to be China’s busiest hub for corporate travel, and the decision to create the country’s first free trade zone is only likely to enhance this position. Rob Gill reportsStrolling...

Meetings report: Munich

With an airport revamp, top-notch convention facilities and the world’s largest beer festival, could Munich be Germany’s ultimate MICE destination? Paul Revel reportsLufthansa’s wide-ranging...

Meetings report: Johannesburg

Jo’burg is currently undergoing some remarkable changes. Tom Otley reports on the resurgent South African meetings and events destinationJohannesburg is in the middle of an astonishing turnaround...

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