Are you traveling for business or pleasure? Why not both?!
Thanks to the growing trend of combined business and leisure – or ‘bleisure’ – holidays, more and more people are starting to use their work trips as an excuse to save money, get out and see the world. And why wouldn’t you?
Rather than going out to visit these beautiful far-flung destinations just to sit in a meeting room all day, it makes perfect sense to want to get out and explore the area. Whether you’re needing to head to Berlin for a business meeting, or Dubai for a conference, there are an abundance of things to do and sights to see while you’re in each destination. And in case you need a dedicated local assistant to arrange your activities – both business- and leisure – feel free to leave your request here.
Listed below are five of the best bleisure locations across the globe – truly awe-inspiring destinations that are perfect choices for both the professional and the passenger.
Recently announced as the Economist Intelligence Unit’s number one ‘five-star’ bleisure destination, Tokyo really has it all. Not only does the Japanese capital feature a strong sense of culture, it is also one of the world leaders when it comes to innovative technology and fashion.
It is also incredibly beautiful, featuring rows of cherry blossom trees and an abundance of traditional temples. That’s not even mentioning the food available there either – honestly, you can’t say you’ve tried true sushi or ramen until you’ve visited Tokyo.
Amsterdam may be the capital and financial center of the Netherlands, but it is also one of the best cities to visit throughout Europe. Famed for the four C’s – cycling, clogs, cannabis, and canals – the Dutch city is a vibrant destination packed with an abundance of natural wonders and historical
After a long business meeting, there is simply no better place to kick back and relax than at the infamous Heineken beer factory. Or, if you’re feeling particularly cultural, Anne Frank’s House and Van Gogh’s museum are both must-visit additions to your Amsterdam bucket list.
One of the biggest business destinations worldwide, it probably won’t come as much of a surprise to find the UK’s capital on our list. Chock-a-block full of historical landmarks, incredible museums, traditional pubs, and a lively nightlife scene, London is the perfect place to visit as both a professional and a tourist.
Whether you’re traveling to Canary Wharf for a business meeting or heading to Buckingham Palace to try and spot the Queen, London’s underground system will take you anywhere you want to be – and fast. If you’re looking to relax, the Coca-Cola London Eye will give you a spectacular yet tranquil birds-eye view of the city. But if you’re looking to soak up the London lifestyle, catching a Westend show in Leicester Square is simply a must-do.
Parfait pour les affaires, parfait pour les voyageurs – you could say Paris is on par with London as one of Europe’s most iconic cities. Featuring a buzzing atmosphere, the French capital is the home of fashion and has some of the best restaurants you could ever visit. It’s also filled to the brim with tourist attractions – whether that be wandering down the Louvre, climbing up the Eiffel Tower, sipping champagne on a traditional French terrace, or heading to Disneyland.
What’s more, Paris has excellent transport links with other countries throughout Europe, meaning your travel plans don’t have to stay in the French capital. Amsterdam, Berlin, and London are just three other cities you can get to within a short train ride from the city of love.
While it may be known as the Little Red Dot, Singapore is better known for its big sights and the abundance of attractions it has to offer. From the $1 billion Gardens by the Bay to the stunning surfboard-shaped Marina Bay Sands complex, the Malaysian city outranks Kuala Lumpur as the best place to visit for professionals and travelers alike.
After you’ve finished your business meeting, head to 1-Altitude for a famous Singapore Slinger cocktail. Then, grab a bit of culture and heritage, and delight your taste buds, at Little India – one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Afterwards, head across to Clarke Quay – one of the world’s best nightlife destinations – to drink and dance the night away.
And don’t forget that if you want to get the most out of your trip you can delegate all the organizing to our resourceful local assistants – aka MeetnGreeters. ;)