How many Business Trips per year are there?
According to Finances Online “93 Critical Business Travel Statistics: 2019 & 2020 Spending & Concerns Analysis”, there are an estimated 445 million business trips. In addition, according to Finances Online, corporate travel spending is expected to hit $1.7 trillion by 2020.
In our busy lives, we tend to not take the time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the places we visited. Truly for travelling on business. If you plan on travelling to the greater Moncton area in New Brunswick Canada. Here are five places you should take the time to explore.
Best part. All these places are not longer than a 15 minute drive and as little as a 5 minute drive! Undoubtedly perfect for the busy business traveller visiting Moncton!
1) Resurgo Place – Moncton Museum
A five-minute drive from the Wingate Hotel you will find Resugo Place. A state-of-the-art facility where you will discover interesting facts about Moncton’s history that details its closeness to the transportation industry.
Resurgo place is home to both the Moncton Museum and the Transportation Discovery Centre.
Built in 2014, the facility offers high quality hands-on exhibits that promotes Moncton’s rich history. While visiting Resurgo place you will truly discover Moncton, the largest city in the Province of New Brunswick.
You will travel back in time to its Native American Mi’kmaq and Acadian heritage. Additionally, you will learn about Moncton’s rich transportation history as a shipbuilding, rail, highway and air hub.
Visit their website at https://www.resurgo.ca/
2) Centennial Park
Open year round and just a 12-minute drive from the Wingate Hotel you will find Centennial Park. During the Summer months, Centennial Park offers walking and cycling trails, a splash park and a supervised beach. As well as a dog park and a sports field.
The Park also has on site washrooms, canteen and picnic areas. During the winter months, Centennial Park offers cross-country skiing, a sliding hill, snowshoeing and outdoor skating.
So, if you want to just burn off some stress by taking a nice long walk. Or if you are looking for fun for the entire business group, check out Centennial Park while in Moncton.
Visit their website at https://www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/Products/C/Centennial-Park/
3) The Chris Rock Tavern
The oldest tavern in the province of New Brunswick is the Chris Rock Tavern. A six-minute drive from the Wingate Hotel, this Tavern offers a relaxed atmosphere combined with great food and drink.
From steaks to pizza, soups to sandwiches. The Chris Rock Tavern also offers one of the widest selections of beer in Moncton.
If beer is not your thing, enjoy a great cup of coffee, sit back and relax in this historic Tavern.
Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chrisrocktavern/
4) Usva Spa Nordik
Open 12 months a year and just a 15-minute drive from the Wingate Hotel. The Usva Spa Nordik will relieve all the tensions of your day and make you feel rejuvenated.
A thermal spa, the Usva uses Nordic techniques dating back more than 2000 years. Specifically, it alternates between heat, cold and rest, that leads to a deep sense of relaxation.
The Thermal Experience offers an outdoor hot tub setting. Here you can enjoy a magical experience surrounded by nature and glowing relaxed lighting.
Other services include massage services, a dry sauna, steam baths. As well as a bistro where you can enjoy healthy meals, snacks and drinks.
Visit their website at https://usva.ca/en/
5) Gusto Italian Grill and Bar
Looking for a great place to dine with your work colleagues? Just a six-minute drive from the Wingate Hotel you will find the Gusto Italian Grill and Bar. This bar offers a beautiful setting and awesome authentic Italian food and drink.
Enjoy a wide variety of Italian cuisine from awesome pizzas to pastas and seafood. Craving a nice glass of wine? Gusto’s Italian Grill and Bar has one of the best stocked wine bars in Moncton.
You will also be impressed with the restaurant’s atmosphere. Such as its beautiful copper pizza oven, where you can watch chefs demonstrate their pizza dough tossing skills.
Visit their website at https://gustoitaliangrill.ca/
Bonus for you sports fans! Avenir Centre
If you are a sports fanatic, Moncton is for you! The Avenir Centre located just 10 minutes from the Wingate Hotel is a state-of-the-art 8,800 seat facility. It opened its doors in 2018.
The Avenir Centre is home to the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). As well as the professional basketball team, the Moncton Magic, of the National Basketball League.
Both teams play from October to March. This offers the sports enthusiast a chance to see future and present athletes compete in an extremely fun filled environment.
The Avenir Centre is also the go to location for concerts. Check the Avenir Centre’s website for a full list of upcoming tours coming to this beautiful venue.
Visit their website at http://www.avenircentre.com/
These are just some of the great attractions and restaurants you will find in the great City of Moncton.
And while staying at Greater Moncton’s Wingate Hotel, be sure to take advantage of all the Hotel amenities that include: our business and meeting centre, pool and fitness facility as well as free breakfast and buffet.
So, what are you waiting for? Make your next business trip to Moncton one to remember and enjoy all that the “Hub City” has to offer.