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Top 10 destinations for autumn 2018

Top 10 destinations for autumn 2018

From Hong Kong to Iceland and far beyond, the countdown to the fall’s top destinations is ready for travel planning.

In the magazine’s latest edition, Business Destinations counts down its top 10 destinations for Autumn 2018.

The stunning natural beauty and dramatic landscapes of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, have won the city a spot in the exclusive list. Here, visitors will enjoy truly unique experiences, from historic sites to gastronomic delights. Try the national dish, a flatbread called injera, along with spice-filled curries, and do not leave without sampling a traditionally brewed cup of Ethiopian coffee. What’s more, business travelers are in luck as the delightful Sheraton Addis offers the largest banquet and conference facilities in the country.

Also on Business Destination’s list is Riga, nestled in the beautiful Gulf of Riga in the heart of Latvia. The sprawling city, itself a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasts an impressive collection of Art Nouveau buildings. But amid its deep layers of history lives an impressive, fast-growing start-up culture and a prime destination for meetings and events.

Elsewhere in Europe is Vitoria-Gasteiz in Northern Spain’s picturesque Basque Country. The city has a buzzing business environment and is home to the Europe Congress Palace. With a capacity for 5,700 people, the conference venue is one of the finest on the Iberian Peninsula. Vitoria-Gasteiz has also been recognised for having the largest surface area of green space of any city on the continent. It was awarded the title of European Green Capital in 2012.

Another country building a name for itself in the meetings and event market is South Korea. Busan, the country’s bustling principal port city, is a place where dualities happily coexist. The city is one of history and tradition, but it is also known for its modern spirit, resulting in thousand-year-old temples being dotted in between soaring residential skyscrapers. The One Asia Festival in October is not to be missed.

Oceans away lies Brazil, home to the dynamic city of Rio de Janeiro. While it is best known for Carnival, the world-famous event where millions gather in the streets before Lent each year, Rio is beginning to attract more and more business travelers. The 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics sparked a string of new investments that are transforming the city.

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