Q. Where is the best place to go on a Business Travel Destinations this summer and why?
The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC), an organization that includes only the most promising young entrepreneurs from around the world. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentoring program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.
1. Central America
I love surfing so I base my trips on places where I can surf. Central America has world class waves with several excellent surf resorts hosting around 20 surfers from all over the world at any one time. This provides a great opportunity to build strong friendships with people from a wide range of backgrounds, such as business owners, executives, engineers, doctors, etc.
— Chris Kane, OOO “Bounceboards”
2. Wine country
Retreats have become such a big part of corporate culture. I prefer the kind of summer business vacation that allows you and your team to clear your head for a day or two. A wine country like Napa Valley, California is a cross between nature and spa vibes. This resonates with my team as it is a place where we can speak freely, generate ideas, create, build and relax.
– Doreen BlochSend Inc.
My second favorite city outside the US for business is Tokyo, right after London. I believe they have their finger on the pulse for the next big thing. It’s the perfect place to explore new innovations from the ground up, but also a place full of adventure to let off steam and bond in general.
– Rob Fulton, Matikis
Retire anywhere where there are mountains. Too many people use holidays to relax. We entrepreneurs are not programmed for this. To satisfy our activity, use your energy to do something physically active. It will also clear your head and give you enough time to consider your next steps when you get back to the office.
— Logan Lenz, Endagon
5. Hong Kong
Indeed, traveling anywhere will do you good. But if I had to limit myself to one place, I would say Hong Kong. It’s a fast-paced city with brand new experiences that will help you see ordinary things in a whole new way.
– Brooke Bergman, Allied Business Network Inc.
6. City-organizer of industry events
You should always go to the best industry events. This is the only place where you can meet potential clients, partners and everything you need to make your business more successful. Don’t waste your travel dollars on one city-by-city meeting. Go where everyone else is already going.