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Business Travel View - Sydney

by Walter 21. October 2009 12:09
The Australian city of Sydney conjures up images of great beaches, a laid-back lifestyle and amenable sunny weather, however apart from being a favored tourist destination; Sydney which is also the largest city in Australia is an important center for global business which is firmly entrenched on the business travel map.

The harbor front city of Sydney is the capital of the Australian state of New South Wales and it is a pulsating economic powerhouse which hosts the headquarters of many large Australian companies like Caltex Australia, the Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, and Woolworths as well as well as the Asia–Pacific and Australian headquarters of scores of multinational companies and the world’s many leading banks like Citigroup, UBS, Mizuho Corporate Bank, HSBC Bank and Deutsche Bank. Sydney which is also home to the Australian Securities Exchange and the Reserve Bank of Australia is located in a time zone that is 10- 11 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and hence is the first city to open for business every day. This means that it’s Stocks and Futures exchanges often sets the trends for trading patterns throughout the world’s stock markets.

Some of the major industries that are based in Sydney include finance and insurance, pharmaceuticals, communications, biotechnology and call centers though the city is also a popular location for conferences and conventions which is equipped with world class facilities that can accommodate any kind of kind of presentations, seminars, and team building exercises. Some popular conference venues in Sydney are the Sydney Convention and Exhibition center, the SMC Conference and Function Center and the Harbor Edge Events Center along with the facilities which are located within city’s many hotels like the conference favorites, the Sydney Harbor Marriott hotel and The Observatory Hotel.

Some of the important conferences that have been held in Sydney in recent times and have attracted participants from all over the world include events like the 2008 Youth Day, the 2007 International AIDS Society Conference and the 2007 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. The business event calendar for this lively Australian city which is world renowned for its stunning scenery, excellent infrastructure and vibrant multicultural society currently includes events like the 7th International Orthodontic Congress which is due to be held here in February 2010, the Lions Clubs International Convention which will be hosted in July 2010 and the Annual World Congress of the Human Proteome Organization which is to be held in September 2010.

To cater to the needs of many business and leisure travelers that arrive on its shores all throughout the year, Sydney, the gateway city of Australia is equipped with a highly efficient and easily accessible international airport, the Kingsford Smith Airport which has been in operation since 1920 though it was upgraded and modernized for the hosting of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Aside from its international airport, Sydney is also equipped with a wide range of hotels which are well equipped to meet all the various requirements of the business travel community. Some of the most popular business travel hotels in Sydney are the Intercontinental Sydney, the Westin Sydney, the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, The Sheraton on the Park and the Park Hyatt. Most of these hotels are located in the heart of Sydney within walking distance of its Central Business District (CBD) and popular attractions like the Darling Harbor, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Rocks which is the site of Sydney’s first settlement in 1788. This area is close to Sydney’s famous harbor bridge, the Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay and hosts a great Saturday market as well as many pubs and souvenir shops.

Sydney’s popularity as a prime business travel destination can also be attributed to its thriving nightlife scene which embodies the city’s mantra of working and partying hard and it is populated with top notch bars, restaurants and nightclubs which offer the business traveler numerous choices to unwind and relax after a hard work day or to even continue to conduct business after office hours.

If you need to travel to Sydney for business or a work related conference or seminar your journey from the US will most definitely involve an extremely long haul flight which may or may not have a layover in an Asian city. The only way then you can hope to arrive in Sydney in meeting-ready shape is to travel in the business class cabin of your preferred carrier though business class tickets to Australia from the US are prohibitively expensive as they are usually are priced over $9000. If you or your colleagues need to make this transcontinental trip a couple of times a year then these huge costs can eat into your company’s annual travel budget quite rapidly.

However your company can easily manage to procure cheap business class travel deals by partnering with a travel solutions company like the New York City based Fare Buzz which specializes in cheap business class airfares. Through its contracts with over sixty domestic and international airlines Fare Buzz is able to procure cheap business class flights to nearly every destination in the world. It is worth mentioning that these cheap business class e tickets come with all the perks that are normally associated with regular business class tickets like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats. Further the customer service team at Fare Buzz which is available on all seven days of the week is made up of knowledgeable and experienced personnel who are dedicated to finding the most cost effective business class travel packages for their . So why wait any longer, pick up the phone and call Fare Buzz at 1-800-847-1963 to score the ‘best’ business travel deal for your trip to Sydney today.   

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