Revealed: Top destinations for business travel

Revealed: Top destinations for business travel

Cairns and Dubai have been revealed as the best business travel destinations in the world according to new data revealed by Flight Centre Travel Group.

On the global front, Dubai has seen an increase of 55 per cent on pre COVID numbers. Other risers include Port Moresby with a 46 per cent and Bangkok third at 31 per cent growth respectively.

In Australia, Cairns has grown a massive 76 per cent, Broken Hill is up 69 per cent and Ballina 56 per cent.

“Dubai is geographically perfect for businesspeople to hold meetings, conferences, and events as it’s centrally located and easily reachable by a single flight from most business centre cities across the world,” MD Australia New Zealand, Flight Centre Corporate, Melissa Elf, said.

“Aside from having one of the largest airport hubs globally, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates is also serviced by most major air carriers, and it also benefits from having some of the best and most well-known hotels in the world.

“Since the pandemic, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in corporates wanting to turn their business trip into a ‘bleisure’ trip, so that would be one of the many reasons Bangkok has experienced such a take-off, with major cities like London maintaining a strong growth as one of the world’s economic capitals.

Flight Centre Data. (Supplied)

“We’re blessed to have some stunning coastlines in Australia and it’s no surprise that businesses are now looking to more regional areas to combine upgraded corporate spaces in those areas with one eye on the wellness of their people by being beside the ocean,” Elf said. 

“There’s also the combination of low availability in state capitals and major cities as big businesses return in their droves to face-to-face interactions, along with regional areas offering better value for money for corporations that are willing to travel somewhere different for a potential cost saving.”

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