Wednesday Buzz: The Most Expensive Global Cities for Business Travel

Traveling for work? Be prepared to save all of your expense receipts in these cities, which come with a hefty price tag. Also: Here’s how to run a more productive internal meeting.

One of the joys of business travel is being able to expense nearly everything you buy. And you’ll be extra grateful for that in high-priced cities like New York and Geneva.

Just like last year, management consultant company ECA International ranked New York City, Geneva, and Zurich as the three most-expensive cities for business travel, respectively.

The only other American city to make the list is Washington, DC, a hot spot for association meetings.

The report takes hotel accommodations, dining, alcohol, transportation, and demand into account.

“The amount of business that takes place there is quite key,” Simon Franklin, daily rates manager at 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.”

Efficient Meetings

Have you ever been in an internal meeting where someone will bring up a topic that isn’t on the agenda, completely derailing the conversation? To combat that problem, institute the “parking lot method.”

“When that happens, record it and put it in the ‘parking lot’ to be addressed in the next meeting,” writes Joseph Sapp in a recent AMC Institute blog post. “Do not let it take up time in that meeting.”

Sapp, the director of new business development for Talley Management Group, Inc., also shares a few more recommendations for effective meetings.

Other Links of Note

Don’t leave money on the table because you’re not taking advantage of data. Network for Good shares how to use data for better donor experiences.

Does your group use Snapchat? The platform is now allowing users to create their own face filter, reports The Verge.

Is your association website as effective as it could be? The SBI blog shares the four things you need to have on your site.

New York City. (Eloi_Omella/E+/Getty Images Plus)

Raegan Johnson

By Raegan Johnson

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