Few cities have contributed as much to American history as Boston. The Boston Tea Party led to the formation of the country; its anti-slavery movement was hugely influential during the Civil War in the 1860s; funding of a national railroad network began here with the aim of uniting the nation; Massachusetts biotech scientists continue to advance the fields of medicine and agriculture. In short, Boston remains central to the development of this great nation.
The Midwest is unmistakably a base for American industry, with many internationally-recognised companies like McDonald’s, Boeing and Sears setting up their headquarters in Chicago. The Loop, Chicago’s central business district, is awash with sharply-dressed finance professionals, but travel a short distance eastward and you’ll find a world-class aquarium, a planetarium and the famous Millenium Park, and the blue waters of Lake Michigan beyond. This contrast typifies the Chicagoland area, and the idea that a working trip can be about more than just business. (more…)
Las Vegas: a neon oasis, glowing brightly in the Nevada desert. Pleasure-seekers fill its famous casinos, hotels, bars and restaurants 24-hours a day, while the more business-minded attend some of the world’s largest trade shows and conventions. (more…)