Being the capital and the largest city of Italy, Rome is the central of both tourism and economy. Unlike other major financial cities in the world, Rome also features enormous amount and great travel attractions for businessmen to explore during their business travel. Meetings in Rome are always accompanied with some sorts of city travel.
In terms of tourism, Rome is the 3rd most visited in the European Union and the most popular tourist attraction in Italy, while Italy was the 6th most visited country in the world last year. The historic centre of Rome was inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980, due to the incalculable immensity of its archaeological and artistic treasures. Coleseum, Trevi Fountain, The Roman Forum and Spanish Steps are amongst the popular tourists destinations, all within the historic centre of Rome.
In terms of economy, Rome ranked as 28th in the Global Cities Index. With a GDP of nearly €94.376 billion each year, Rome contributes 6.7% of the national GDP, which is more than any other single city in Italy. The economy of Rome is largely dominated by services, high-technology companies , research, construction and banking and financing activities. The vast majority of the major Italian companies, as well as many of the world’s 100 largest companies are setting their head offices here.
With its richness in travel attractions all within walking distance, and central location for the world economy, Rome has long been the favourite travel destination for businessmen. Due to this reason, businessmen are keen to set up regional offices in Rome. Various meetings are carried out here each day and has made business hotels widely available in Rome. Holiday Inn Meetings are amongst the popular business hotel club in Rome which provide convenient accommodations to businessmen as well as central locations for touring around the city.
Like the chicken and egg story, tourists go there to do businesses while entrepreneurs are vacationing in Rome. It is not hard to understand why Rome was the 11th most visited city in the world. – Travel Feeder, your ultimate photo travel guide to Europe