Business travel trends revealed

More British businesspeople are travelling to the world’s fastest-growing economies to secure new deals, a study reveals.

The American Express Global Business Travel study of  rail and flight bookings includes Johannesburg in South Africa (fourth), Shanghai in China (eighth), and the Indian city of Mumbai (10th) in the top 10 destinations around the world for executive travellers in 2014.

The three trending countries amongst businesspeople are all classed as emerging economies.

The US cities of New York and San Francisco are also among the top global business destinations, as is Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

More UK executives jetted off to Amsterdam than any other European city last year, the study shows. Many others headed to the likes of Dublin, Paris and Frankfurt to do business.

Unsurprisingly, more executive travellers flew to London than any other UK city, with the capital ahead of the Scottish cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, which also proved popular.

But business is not just being done in London in the south, as Southampton and Bristol are also in the top 10 UK flight destinations for executives, according to American Express.

It says having Johannesburg, Shanghai and Mumbai on the list shows just how important emerging nations are to the prosperity of businesses in the UK.

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