Cvent Releases Top Destinations for Meetings Business in 2018

Orlando again heads the U.S. list, followed by Las Vegas and Chicago.

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Orlando again tops the list of Cvent's top U.S. meetngs destinations

Meetings-technology giant Cvent has released its annual list of top meetings destinations based on booking activity through the company's venue-sourcing sites. More than $16 billion in business worldwide was sourced in 2018 through the Cvent Supplier Network -- plus, this year's lists also included data from other platforms Cvent has acquired, including Lanyon and SpeedRFP.

All told, Cvent evaluated more than 11,000 cities across the globe for its eighth annual set of lists, based on activity for the 2018 calendar year. Rankings were based on:

• Unique requests for proposal received
• Total room nights received
• Awarded requests for proposal
• Awarded room nights
• Percentage of qualified meeting venues
• Number of profile views

Thanks to increased global volume, Cvent upped its total number of lists to nine this year. Without further ado, the winners 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.

Orlando took the top spot for the fifth straight year, while Las Vegas and Chicago took second and third, respectively, for the third year in a row. Texas and California each landed seven cities in the top 50, followed by Florida, which has five.

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. Cancún, 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