Top 5 recommendations for your Business Trip to the ‘Big Apple’

Last updated: Jan 30th, 2019

New York, New York, so good they named it twice! As a leading financial centre, with the world’s largest stock exchange, New York houses 45 of the Fortune 500 companies and simply cannot fail to inspire!

Students can get up-close and personal with a wide range of organisations across a number of business sectors… but it’s not all business, there’s definitely time for some pleasure at a Broadway Show, a visit to the Rockefeller Centre or the Statue of Liberty.

Here are our top 5 recommendations to tick off on your Business Trip to the ‘Big Apple’

1. Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Center)

Located in the centre of Midtown Manhattan, the Rockefeller Centre is a cultural hub like no other. Ascend 70 floors into the sky and take in the sweeping views of the city, delve deep into the history and breath-taking artistry with a guided tour and escape the bustle of Fifth Avenue with a stroll through its unique garden oasis.

2. National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Built on the site of the Twin Towers, the 9/11 Memorial remembers and honours the thousands of victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, as well as those who survived and risked their lives to save others. This thought-provoking museum is testament to the fact that New York is a city of strength, determination and survival.

3. A tour of Macy’s 

From humble beginnings, iconic department store Macy’s has become one of the USA’s largest retailers. A tour will introduce students to the store’s history and its growth, as well as furthering their understanding of the marketing mix. Spend time on the shop floor learning about customer targeting, product placement and the decision making process this retail giant goes through to ensure its customer’s needs are met.

4. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

No trip to the US is complete without a visit to the iconic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The statue is a recognised symbol of freedom and democracy and was designated as a National Monument in 1924. Standing over 305 feet tall, it truly is a sight to behold.

Afterwards you’ll take the boat to Ellis Island, once the largest and most active immigration station in America, where over 12 million immigrants were processed. Students can discover the moving tales of the immigrants in the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.

5. Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a must for anyone visiting New York. As you ascend 103 floors in one of the 73 elevators and step out onto the observation deck, the views over the city below are simply breath-taking. Visit the multi-media sustainability exhibit, which aims to educate visitors about the positive global impact of both energy-efficient building and sustainable living practices, as well as introducing the topic of energy efficiency.


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