It’s that time of year again, with many of us packing our suitcases for a summer getaway. If you’re still undecided as to where you want to spend a well-earned break, here are our recommendations for destinations that will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired. So whether you’re seeking exciting adventures or looking to soak up the local culture; take a moment to read our holiday hotlist.
As the largest arts and comedy festival in the world, Edinburgh is an eventprof haven. The Fringe Festival sees over 350 venues across the city come together to celebrate the arts at its best. Bringing a collection of comedy events, street shows, arts performances, tradeshows and more, we think a stroll through these historic streets is the perfect place to gather inspiration for future event planning… or at least to have a few laughs. Find out more…
China's biggest city is home to the world’s largest events hosted within The National Exhibition and Convention Centre Shanghai, which covers a staggering 400,000sqm of indoor space. If this doesn’t impress, the city does glitz and glamour to the extreme and the jaw-dropping architecture, which can be admired from The Bund, will leave you feeling like you’ve been transported to a world beyond imagination. See Lonely Planet's guide to Shanghai for more of the wow factor.
You may have visited ibtm world but this city has so much more to offer. Providing the best of both worlds, it boasts a vibrant and busy centre sitting on the edge of long stretches of golden beaches. Not only this, with Sonar and Primavera music festivals as well as Sala Montjuïc outdoor film festival and the famous Sant Joan firework display prepare to be entertained. Click here for things to do in Barcelona this summer.
And one to watch...
This is a destination that is constantly changing. With renovation, innovation and development at the heart of the city you can expect to be surprised at every corner. Not only is Tokyo bursting with culture, arts and festivals; this vibrant city is preparing for the biggest event on earth. 2020 will bring Tokyo centre stage, showcasing the best of the world’s sporting industry. Like all Olympic Games, expect plenty hype with big brand activations, warm-up events and destination experiences taking place throughout the summer. This is one not to be missed.