The 10 most expensive cities for business travels in 2018
Doing business always comes with a lot of travelling. Even in this digital age where many discussions can be initiated and contracts concluded in the comfort of your room, the old-fashioned face-to-face meetings can never be done away with. But with business travels also comes additional costs of hotels, laundry and other services.
However, knowledge of your proposed destination could save you a lot of money which is why Management consultant ECA International has collated leading destinations to show where business travellers are at risk of high travel expenses.
The ECA report takes into account the average cost of 4-star hotel accommodation, meals, drinks, laundry, transport and other essentials. Other factors also play a part, including general demand and security.
“The amount of business that takes place there is quite key,” Simon Franklin, Daily Rates Manager at London-based ECA tells CNN Travel. “You see at the top of the rankings the global cities such as London, Paris, New York, they’re all very high because the amount of visitor numbers are very high.”
Below are the top 10 most expensive cities for business travels in the world, according to ECA International report.
Franklin also shared with CNN Travels his major advice for business travellers, which is to “make sure you are aware of the average cost for hotels and meals and things before you go, and do a bit of research to see where you can get cheaper costs beforehand, stay off the most obvious streets and the highest priced areas of the city.”