Business Traveller

Best Cities For Bleisure Travelers, 2020

New York, United States

New York is the best city in the world for bleisure travel (business + leisure), according to a new study by the CEOWORLD magazine. As part of the 2019 CEOWORLD magazine Business Travel survey, we asked more than 120,000 readers which cities they plan to visit on the next business trip.

Paris ranked number 2 on the list, followed by London (No. 3), Tokyo (No. 4), and Singapore (No. 5).

Magazine placed Rome in sixth on the list ahead of Hawaii and Hong Kong. Phuket and Washington DC round out the list at nine and ten, respectively.

This study also indicates that business trip is essential for business owners, executives, and employees – more than 60% of travelers extend business trips for leisure purposes.

These so-called “bleisure” (business + leisure) travelers take an average of six business trips per year.

Business travel, whether it be for a conference, client meeting, or exploring a possible new business location, is inevitable for many organizations.

RankDestinationCountryScoreRating
1New YorkUnited States69.27AAA
2ParisFrance66.19AAA
3LondonUnited Kingdom65.47AAA
4TokyoJapan65.06AAA
5SingaporeSingapore64.54AA+
6RomeItaly64.29AA+
7HawaiiUnited States63.87AA+
8Hong KongHong Kong63.78AA+
9PhuketThailand62.94AA+
10Washington DCUnited States62.26AA+
11AmsterdamThe Netherlands61.36AA
12BeijingChina61.35AA
13Las VegasUnited States61.33AA
14DubaiUnited Arab Emirates61.07AA
15BangkokThailand60.21AA
16GoaIndia60.19AA
17BaliIndonesia60.14AA
18Los AngelesUnited States59.91AA−
19SeoulSouth Korea59.88AA−
20AthensGreece59.58AA−
21MacauMacau59.39AA−
22ShanghaiChina59.3AA−
23TaipeiTaiwan59.19AA−
24Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates59.15AA−
25ZurichSwitzerland59.09AA−
26SydneyAustralia58.96A+
27New DelhiIndia58.85A+
28Tel AvivIsrael58.8A+
29San DiegoUnited States58.72A+
30Saint PetersburgRussia58.61A+
31BarcelonaSpain58.59A+
32SantoriniGreece58.47A+
33ViennaAustria58.37A+
34GenevaSwitzerland57.9A
35MiamiUnited States57.81A
36MilanItaly57.76A
37KeralaIndia57.39A
38MadridSpain57.22A
39ChicagoUnited States56.94A
40LisbonPortugal56.45A
41MoscowRussia56.41A
42JaipurIndia56.38A
43PragueCzech Republic56.38A
44DublinIreland56.34A
45BengaluruIndia56.23A
46NaplesItaly56.02A
47BostonUnited States55.88A−
48Gold CoastAustralia55.69A−
49MajorcaSpain55.27A−
50San FranciscoUnited States55.18A−
51FijiSouth Pacific55.16A−
52FlorenceItaly55.06A−
53CorfuGreece54.5A−
54BerlinGermany54.26A−
55WellingtonNew Zealand54.12A−
56Kuala LumpurMalaysia54.1A−
57SeattleUnited States54.03BBB+
58IbizaSpain53.98BBB+
59French PolynesiaSouth Pacific53.63BBB+
60ChristchurchNew Zealand53.53BBB+
61MelbourneAustralia53.45BBB+
62RhodesGreece53.44BBB+
63JaisalmerIndia53.4BBB+
64CambodiaCambodia53.33BBB+
65MenorcaSpain53.17BBB+
66BudapestHungary53.17BBB+
67VeniceItaly52.93BBB
68Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam52.91BBB
69IstanbulTurkey52.86BBB
70PortoPortugal52.78BBB
71MumbaiIndia52.71BBB
72BucharestRomania52.58BBB
73QueenstownNew Zealand52.52BBB
74KyotoJapan52.46BBB
75PerthAustralia52.36BBB
76CyprusCyprus52.34BBB
77BrisbaneAustralia52.33BBB
78UdaipurIndia52.31BBB
79AucklandNew Zealand52.31BBB
80MunichGermany52.21BBB
81HanoiVietnam52.09BBB
82JakartaIndonesia52.05BBB
83AdelaideAustralia52.04BBB
84AmmanJordan51.75BBB−
85Canary IslandsSpain51.72BBB−
86Chiang MaiThailand51.65BBB−
87AgraIndia51.57BBB−
88OsakaJapan51.55BBB−
89KathmanduNepal51.41BBB−
90EdinburghUnited Kingdom51.12BBB−
91Sao PauloBrazil50.98BB+
92CairoEgypt50.97BB+
93HamburgGermany50.94BB+
94CreteGreece50.91BB+
95Costa RicaCosta Rica50.88BB+
96CartagenaColombia50.87BB+
97DohaQatar50.63BB+
98CorsicaFrance50.51BB+
99WarsawPoland50.43BB+
100MaltaMalta50.41BB+
101BelizeBelize50.4BB+
102NiceFrance50.32BB+
103MedellinColombia50.11BB+
104JerusalemIsrael50.06BB+
105Madeira IslandPortugal50.06BB+
106JamaicaJamaica49.99BB
107ValenciaSpain49.93BB
108Rio de JaneiroBrazil49.89BB
109BogotaColombia49.84BB
110KrakowPoland49.47BB
111MykonosGreece49.29BB
112SevilleSpain49.29BB
113Sharm El SheikhEgypt49.14BB
114MarrakechMorocco49.07BB
115LimaPeru49.07BB
116SantiagoChile49.07BB
117Buenos AiresArgentina49.02BB
118CuscoPeru48.91BB−
119NairobiKenya48.79BB−
120Cape TownSouth Africa48.67BB−
121New CaledoniaSouth Pacific48.61BB−
122GlasgowUnited Kingdom48.6BB−
123ZakynthosGreece48.36BB−
124EilatIsrael48.29BB−
125VanuatuSouth Pacific48.27BB−

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Sophie Ireland
Foreign Correspondent for ​CEOWORLD magazine media. Policy Advisor, writer, professional restaurant recommender, and native New Yorker. I have approximate knowledge of many things.
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