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Top 5 Business Travel Destinations for 2019

According to the World Tourism Organization, more than 1.3 billion people traveled in 2017 with more expected to have traveled in 2018. This increase in travel worldwide has not only created a more sophisticated leisure traveler but has also raised the bar for business travels. Providing assistance to millions of business travelers each year, Assist America has selected its top business meetings destinations. 

North America - San Diego, California

Boasting over 55,0000 hotel rooms with a wide range in price and locations, San Diego is a great place to plan business meetings. Southern California is a great place to satisfy various expectations. During the winter, day-time temperatures usually do not go under 65F degrees. Activities in the area range from water sports, to beach, golf, and visits at local themed parks.
Central & South America - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, also known as the “Paris of South America” for its sophistication, offers over 20,000 hotel rooms. The capital city is one of South America’s most colorful and characteristic destination in the region.  It is the home of tango music and dance and has more theaters per square mile than any other city in the world. 

Europe - Lisbon, Portugal
Who would not want to wander around historical cobblestone streets and along the breathtaking shoreline of Lisbon after a day of business meetings? With almost 20,000 hotel rooms available in and around the city, Lisbon is a budget-friendly destination for business travelers and event organizers. 
Middle East Africa - Marrakesh, Morocco
A true gem of North Africa, Marrakech boasts over 15,000 hotel rooms. Business travelers can enjoy the ancient city that is a UNESCO World Heritage site and shop original and handmade souvenirs at the souk, the traditional Moroccan market. 

Asia Pacific - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
With a total of 41,000 sleeping rooms and many modern convention centers, Kuala Lumpur can host a multitude of business events. Very business-friendly, the city offers a beautiful skyline, British-colonial architecture and lively markets.