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The top 100 meeting and event venues in the United States

Aventri has released “The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States,” a free guide that highlights the event tech company’s top venue picks

NYC most expensive location in the world for business travel

New York ranks as the world’s top city for business travel costs, according to new data from global mobility specialist, ECA International (ECA). A trip to the Big Apple costs US$799 a day on average, according to the new report, which gives average daily rates for 2018-19 for 400 locations in 195 countries. Each report itemises costs for the following expenses for flexibility when calculating all...

Asian passport power jumps to the head of the queue in 2019 

Japan entered the New Year retaining its top spot on the Henley Passport Index, due to its citizens enjoying visa-free/visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations. Asian passport power is well illustrated in 2019 with Singapore and South Korea now in joint second place, with access to 189 destinations. Germany and France follow on in the new rankings, with a visa-free score of 188. The US and the U...

New global Competitive Index launched by GainingEdge

A new index which ranks cities in terms of their competitive strength for attracting international conventions was launched at the ICCA Annual Congress this week in Dubai. GainingEdge CEO, Gary Grimmer said his company’s Competitive Index would help destinations gain insights into how much convention business they should expect to host on an annual basis. “ICCA statistics provide a great source of...

Vancouver ranked among North America’s top meetings destinations

Vancouver has been ranked one of North America’s top meeting and convention destinations, according to the 2018 Watkins Report Meeting and Convention Planners Survey. The biennial report is based on a survey of nearly 1,000 meeting and convention organisers in North America, evaluating the 40 most popular convention destinations in the US and Canada. The Watkins Report covers topics concerning cit...

Demand for meetings & events will rise by 5-10% in 2019

Demand for meetings & events will grow between 5-10% in 2019, and the average size of meetings will rise in nearly every region, according to a survey by CWT Meetings & Events. CWT is a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and its report is titled the 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report. Kurt Ekert, president and CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, said: “The global meetings and ev...

London ranked #1 for EMEA events in new Carlson Wagonlit survey

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has unveiled its predictions for the top ten cities in Europe, Middle East & Africa for 2019 events. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published later this week. It features each city’s 2018/17 positions in brackets: London, UK (1/1) Moscow, Russ...

CWT survey predicts 2019’s top North American cities for events

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has unveiled its predictions for the top ten North American cities for events in 2019. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published next week. The rankings are as follows, with 2018 and 2017’s positions in brackets: Las Vegas, US (2018: 10 /2017...

Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world

Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world for the second year running by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates data to develop the world’s largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide. Surpassing more than 300 cities across the world including Tokyo, Japan, Basel, Munich, and Vienna, the UAE’s capital has once again topped the list as the most secure cit...

Philadelphia ranked number one in the US for hotel business

New data reports record-breaking growth for the hospitality sector in the Philadelphia region of the United States. The region has been ranked number one among the top 25 markets nationally in year-over-year growth in group demand. Total hotel room revenue of $332.2 and hotel occupancy rates of 79.5% both set modern day records for the first half of the year. Julie Coker Graham, CEO of the Philade...