Top Meetings Destinations Worldwide According to Cvent

Orlando, Florida
Orlando remains number one meetings destination, says Cvent.

Cvent, a meetings, events, and hospitality technology company, has released its annual lists of top cities for meetings and events worldwide.

The lists were compiled based on meeting and event booking activity across Cvent’s venue sourcing sites, including the Cvent Supplier Network, through which more than $16 billion in business was sourced last year.

The annual lists include top destinations located in the United States, Europe, Caribbean & Latin America, Middle East & Africa, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Due to increased sourcing volume to the Asia Pacific region, Cvent unveiled two additional lists this year – Asia and Australia & Oceania – which were previously represented in one Asia Pacific list.

“Business events add $1.5 trillion to the global GDP and because of this positive economic impact, the cities featured in this year’s Top Meeting Destinations lists have put significant time and resources into attracting more group business to their locales,” said Chris McAndrews, vice president of marketing for Cvent Hospitality Cloud, in a statement. “While the top destinations in each region have not changed significantly year-over-year, cities such as Napa, CA, Edinburgh, Scotland, and Beirut, Lebanon, are new to their respective lists and have positioned themselves as top cities to host meetings and events. Leading destinations are working closely with hotels and venues in their area to offer and promote unique experiences, helping event organizers deliver more memorable and impactful events.”

Orlando remains the number one meeting destination, according to Cvent, for the fifth straight year, while Las Vegas and Chicago stay second and third, respectively, for the third year in a row. Seven cities from Texas and California are in this year’s ranking, followed by Florida with five.

The top 10 cities in each region for 2019 are:

United States
1. Orlando
2. Las Vegas
3. Chicago
4. Atlanta
5. Dallas
6. Nashville
7. San Diego
8. New York
9. Miami
10. Washington, D.C.

For more about the top three cities in the United States, click here for Orlando, here for Las Vegas, and here for Chicago.

Canada
1. Toronto
2. Vancouver, British Columbia
3. Montreal
4. Calgary, Alberta
5. Mississauga, Ontario
6. Ottawa, Ontario
7. Edmonton, Alberta
8. Quebec City
9. Banff, Alberta
10. Whistler, British Columbia

Caribbean and Latin America
1. Nassau, Bahamas
2. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
3. Cancun, Mexico
4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
5. San Juan, Puerto Rico
6. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
7. San José del Cabo, Mexico
8. Montego Bay, Jamaica
9. Mexico City
10. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Europe
1. London
2. Berlin
3. Barcelona, Spain
4. Paris
5. Amsterdam
6. Madrid
7. Frankfurt, Germany
8. Rome
9. Prague
10. Munich

Asia
1. Singapore
2. Bangkok
3. Hong Kong
4. Kuala Lumpur
5. Shanghai
6. Tokyo
7. Seoul, South Korea
8. Beijing
9. Bali, Indonesia
10. Mumbai, India

Middle East and Africa
1. Dubai
2. Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
3. Cape Town, South Africa
4. Johannesburg
5. Marrakesh, Morocco
6. Cairo
7. Beirut
8. Doha, Qatar
9. Nairobi, Kenya
10. Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E.

Australia & Oceania
1. Sydney
2. Melbourne, Australia
3. Brisbane, Australia
4. Gold Coast, Australia
5. Perth, Australia
6. Auckland, New Zealand
7. Adelaide, Australia
8. Queenstown, N.Z.
9. Cairns, Australia
10. Nadi, Fiji

Germany
1. Berlin
2. Frankfurt
3. Munich
4. Hamburg
5. Dusseldorf
6. Hannover
7. Cologne
8. Mainz
9. Nuremberg
10. Stuttgart

United Kingdom
1. London
2. Birmingham, England
3. Manchester, England
4. Edinburgh, Scotland
5. Glasgow, Scotland
6. Windsor, England
7. Bristol, England
8. Liverpool, England
9. Leeds, England
10. Reading, England

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