Top Meeting Destinations for 2018

Top Meeting Destinations Worldwide for 2018

Cvent, Inc. has announced its annual list of top destinations for meeting and events worldwide. The meetings and technology provider evaluated over 11,000 cities worldwide which are then broken down into 6 lists covering all regions of the world. The cities were compiled based on actual sourcing through the Cvent Supplier Network. For 2017, over 40 million room nights and $14.7 billion of business were sourced through the supplier network, which is the largest meetings and events sourcing platform in the world.

Factors for evaluation included: quality of facilities, quality of services, price and price flexibility, the accessibility of the destination and facilities for events, having a point of differentiation, and personal safety for attendees.

The top 10 cities in each region for 2018 are as follows:

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

See last year’s top 10 list here. The full list for 2018 is here.

Caribbean and Latin America

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

See the top 25 list here.


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

Check here for more information about each location.


  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

See the top 25 list here.

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

Check here for more information about each location.


  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

See the top 25 list here.

For more information or help planning your next meeting or event in any of these locations, contact us here!

Source: Cvent

 Top Meeting Destinations for 2018 - Morrissey & Associates, LLC