IN 2001, SHORTLY AFTER the American development firm Gale International and its Korean partners POSCO E&C and Incheon Metropolitan City envisioned a new urban business district near South Korea’s major airport, the Songdo International Business District became the largest Korean–U.S. joint real estate construction venture in history.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
TO BE IMMERSED IN A PLACE that 2,000 years ago was halted forever in time is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring travel experiences. Such are the ruins of Pompeii in Italy, south of Naples. Within the five square miles of this former vibrant port town, the fascinating story of how ancient Romans lived, thrived and suddenly died during the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 has captivated travelers for centuries.