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August 2, 2018

Cvent Picks Top Worldwide Meeting Destinations for 2018

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Cvent has released its annual lists of the top cities for meetings and events worldwide. Three new regions were highlighted this year: Caribbean and Latin America (CALA), Canada and Europe. European cities were previously included with cities in the Middle East and Africa. The lists were compiled based on sourcing activity through the Cvent Supplier Network. In 2017, more than 40 million room nights worldwide and $14.7 billion of business were sourced through the Cvent Supplier Network, helping to support more than 715,000 events around the globe.

The top 10 cities in each region for 2018 are:

United States

1. Orlando, Florida
2. Las Vegas, Nevada
3. Chicago, Illinois
4. San Diego, California
5. Atlanta, Georgia
6. Dallas, Texas
7. Nashville, Tennessee
8. New York, New York
9. Washington, D.C.
10. San Francisco, California

Caribbean and Latin America

1. Cancun, Mexico
2. Nassau, Bahamas
3. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
5. San Juan, Puerto Rico
6. San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
7. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
8. Guanacaste, Costa Rica
9. Riviera Maya, Mexico
10. Los Cabos, Mexico


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


1. London, England
2. Barcelona, Spain
3. Berlin, Germany
4. Amsterdam, Netherlands
5. Madrid, Spain
6. Paris, France
7. Frankfurt, Germany
8. Rome, Italy
9. Munich, Germany
10. Lisbon, Portugal

Middle East and Africa

1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2. Johannesburg, South Africa
3. Cape Town, South Africa
4. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5. Marrakesh, Morocco
6. Doha, Qatar
7. Durban, South Africa
8. Nairobi, Kenya
9. Sandton, South Africa
10. Cairo, Egypt


1. Singapore
2. Sydney, Australia
3. Bangkok, Thailand
4. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5. Hong Kong
6. Shanghai, China
7. Melbourne, Australia
8. New Delhi, India
9. Tokyo, Japan
10. Mumbai, India


Destinations around the world compete on a variety of factors, including the accessibility of the destination and facilities for events, price and price flexibility, quality of facilities, quality of services, personal safety for attendees, and having a point of differentiation.

Cvent evaluated more than 5,000 U.S. cities featured on the Cvent Supplier Network to compile the seventh annual list. Activity was tracked from January 2017 through December 2017 and the ranking was then determined by a set of qualifying criteria consisting of:

- Unique Request For Proposals Received
- Total Room Nights
- Awarded Request For Proposals
- Awarded Room Nights
- Percentage of Qualified Meeting Venues
- Number of Profile Views

Source: Cvent

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