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Cvent Names Top Meetings Destinations for 2018
Cvent 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.
Following are the top 10 cities in the United States, based on sourcing activity through the Cvent Supplier Network. Most notably, San Francisco knocked Phoenix out of the Top 10 from 2017.
Top 10 Meetings Cities (United States)
- Las Vegas
- San Diego
- New York
- Washington, D.C.
- San Francisco
Orlando, Las Vegas and Chicago retained the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively. As previously mentioned, San Francisco edged out Phoenix in the top 10 and a few destinations switched places.
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Orlando has maintained the top position for four years running (since 2015).
In the larger top 50 list (available here), Aurora (Colorado), Detroit, Memphis and Burlingame (California) made the cut for the first time in the history of Cvent’s annual destination lists.
Here are the top 10 destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America, alongside Canada.
Top 10 Meetings Destinations (Caribbean and Latin America)
- Cancun, Mexico
- Nassau, Bahamas
- Playa del Carmen, Mexico
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- San Juan, Puerto Rico
- San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
- Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
- Guanacaste, Costa Rica
- Riviera Maya, Mexico
- Los Cabos, Mexico
Top 10 Meetings Destinations (Canada)
- Toronto, Ontario
- Vancouver, B.C.
- Montreal, Quebec
- Calgary, Alberta
- Ottawa, Ontario
- Mississauga, Ontario
- Banff, Alberta
- Edmonton, Alberta
- Whistler, B.C.
- Quebec City, Quebec
And finally, here are links to the top 25 meetings destinations in Europe and the Asia-Pacific, followed by a link to the top 10 meetings destinations in the Middle East and Africa, as presented by Cvent.
- Top 25 Meetings Destinations (Europe)
- Top 25 Meetings Destinations (Asia-Pacific)
- Top 10 Meetings Destinations (Middle East and Africa)
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