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Best Destinations for Business Travelers in the US

Business travelers spend lots of money during their peregrinations for their companies. Global business travelers spent more than US$1.3 trillion in 2017, with China and US businesses the top two spenders. Expedia, the on-line travel agency looked its annual data and discovered that out of a total of 405 million trips made for business by Americans, about 60% extended their stays for fun.

The following three cities were found be the best US cities in which adding a few days to your business stay is the most fun according to small business solutions marketplace Fundera.

In first place was Los Angeles. Strategically situated in one of the sunniest US cities, a visitor can count on great weather, but there is a lot more to LA than sunshine. Gorgeous beaches, fantastic restaurants, non-stop entertainment opportunities and world-class museums are just the beginning of what makes LA such a great place to chill.

What must have been a close second is of course New York City. One of the great cities of the world, despite cold winters and hot/humid summers, the Big Apple is unquestionably the go-to place for an exciting vacation chock-full of an almost endless variety of activities suitable to every taste. From Broadway shows to lovely parks, the city that never sleeps is good choice for an after-work break.

In third place comes Dallas; but it ranks first in US cities not along any coast. This city is a wonderful compromise in its size, convenience and culture. Since it is not a mega metropolis like LA or NY, it might have less by way of choices for restaurants and hotels, but it makes up for that in the calm, cool atmosphere created by a smaller, friendlier and easier to get-around in environment. Not to mention the Dallas airport is a hub for just about anywhere else you might want to travel to in the US.

Fundera says that an average stay in a Dallas hotel is just under $190 per night, lower than in less-populated cities such as San Francisco or Miami. The Dallas Fort-Worth Airport is 20 miles from downtown, but even during rush hour it will only take 40 minutes to arrive.

Nasib Hasanov – Baku is Your Next Travel Destination for Business & Pleasure

Exotic travel has become big business, and for good reason. As more people have expendable income, they search for the next rush of excitement – the next place to see. Businesspeople may also be looking for the next unique location to work their trade. And one little known location is Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Here are some tips for exploring this oasis and enjoying the sites along the way.

Certainly, as Nasib Hasanov, Azerbaijan tour guide explains, the old town is a must-see. The walled fortress can be seen in one day on foot. Make sure to look at the Guz Qalasi, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Shirvan Shahs is the highlight of the Old City and the Maiden’s Tower is another stop along the way. There are some great sites outside of the city on the Absheron Peninsula as well.

More ideas include the Atashgah Fire Temple, the Yanar Dagh which is a mountain that is on fire continually, and the Qala. Nasib Hasanov recommends that every visitor see the Pantomima theater and the Baku Entertainment Center.

Another spot that is quite interesting for tourists is the Hamam Mehellesi Public Baths. These are the oldest baths in Baku and make for a very interesting experience.

For those who love museums there is the Azeri National Costume Museum, The Taghiyev History Museum, the Latif Karimov Carpet and Applied Arts Museum and the Home of Jafar Jabbarli.

As Nasib Hasanov, Azerbaijan tour guide explains, there is something for everyone in this magical city and it’s certainly an out-of-the-ordinary travel destination for today’s business executives and everyone else.