January 05, 2011

The 10 best cities for business meetings - and-blowing off steam


<<4. BEST SIGHTSEEING: ISTANBUL
Views of the Bosphorus from the infinity pool of Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul – a hotel built in 1719 originally as an imperial palace – clinched Ms. Fickes’s view of Istanbul as a “stupendous” place for meetings. Her group visited the Blue Mosque; the Basilica Cistern, a subterranean waterworks; and shopped the famous Grand Bazaar (grandbazaaristanbul.org).

TRIP TIP: Build ample free time into events abroad. Too often, participants flown to an exotic destination can’t enjoy it because “organizers feel pushed to use every second for an event,” says Mr. Jones.>>

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