With the mature enterprise journey market similar to Europe, it’s not stunning that the composition and rating of the highest 10 busiest European cities have hardly modified in any respect. BCD Travel launched its Cities & Trends Report 2019 stating that London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Madrid and Milan maintained their earlier yr’s rankings among the many hottest enterprise journey locations.
There have been solely two place modifications within the rating: Paris and Zurich modified locations. The French capital falls again to fifth place, the Swiss metropolis strikes as much as 4th place. The hostile results attributable to the yellow vest protests in France could possibly be the rationale for this improvement.
In addition, Frankfurt loses its place within the prime 10 to Stockholm. This is probably associated to Germany’s financial efficiency. Economic progress has slowed down from 1.5 % to solely 0.6 % in 2019, as a result of the export-oriented German economic system was solely simply in a position to keep away from a recession. While financial progress in Sweden has additionally slowed down, the Swedish economic system as an entire has proved extra resilient.
Top 10 enterprise journey vacation spot for intra-European journeys in 2019
There was barely extra motion in intercontinental locations, though the cities that made it into the highest 10 rating are the identical as within the earlier yr. New York and Shanghai once more occupied the highest two locations. Three cities moved up: San Francisco (+2), Chicago (+1), and Tokyo (+1). On the opposite hand, Beijing (-2), Dubai (-1) and Singapore (-1) are on the decline.
San Francisco strikes up from fifth to third place, pushing Singapore and Dubai down one place every. The capability of the airways could also be one of many causes: Last yr, the variety of out there direct flights between EMEA (primarily Europe) and San Francisco elevated by 8% and out there seats by 9%.
Beijing is shedding two locations and slipping from 6 to eight, probably because of the slowdown in Chinese financial progress and the commerce battle between the US and China, which has had a unfavourable impression on enterprise journey by US firms working from EMEA.
Top 10 locations for intercontinental enterprise journey in 2019
- New York
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
The United Kingdom remained the preferred vacation spot for European enterprise vacationers in 2019, adopted by Germany and Spain. The US, China and India additionally maintained their prime positions as probably the most visited intercontinental locations, reflecting the robust commerce hyperlinks between Europe and the Chinese economic system in addition to India.
Top three international locations for intra-European and intercontinental enterprise journey
- United Kingdom