Business Travel

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Business Travel Guide

The key to business travel is choosing hotels wisely and budgeting a little extra time for sightseeing. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Asia Business Travel

If you've endured the long haul to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, or Mumbai, set aside some time for a little sightseeing.

Europe Business Travel

London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Milan, and Zurich are thriving business capitals of Europe, as well as excellent cities in which to have an expense account.

  • When your business in London is complete, choose an itinerary and head for the city's iconic top attractions.
  • If haven't been to Paris recently, you might not recognize today's Paris. Many things have changed. Versaille and the Louvre will always be there for the extra time you can grab for yourself, though.
  • You could do worse than visit Brussels on business, where both beer and chocolate are available (separately, of course) in abundance.
  • In Milan, take some time out to check on the gallery scene.
  • You'll be eating well in Zurich, so walk it off at the city's best sights.

Latin America Business Travel

Latin's America's top centers of commerce are Buenos Aires, Santiago, São Paulo, and Mexico City.

  • In Buenos Aires next to El Centro, where you'll probably do business, is Recoleta— the toniest neighborhood in the city. If you have time, make a side trip to nearby San Antonio de Areco for a taste of the gaucho life.
  • Santiago is a thriving economic center for Latin America. If you can make it, hike the top of Cerro San Cristobal for the sunset one night you're in town. You'll be rewarded with an unforgettable 360-degree view of the sprawling city dwarfed by the Andes.
  • Brazil, land of contrasts, has São Paulo as its financial hub. Take a walking tour of Centro, then stop at the Mercado Municipal for some gifts to take home.
  • Mexico City is a sprawling metropolis, so if you have any free time, stay focused on the essential stops and plan ahead.

United States Business Travel

Discover something new in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C.