Cvent Unveils Lists of Top Meeting Destinations Worldwide for 2019

TYSONS CORNER, VA—Cvent, a meetings, events and hospitality technology provider, released its annual lists of the top meeting destinations worldwide. The lists were compiled based on meeting and event booking activity across Cvent’s venue sourcing sites, including the Cvent Supplier Network, through which more than $16 billion in business was sourced in 2018.

The annual lists include top destinations located in the United States, Europe, Caribbean & Latin America, Middle East & Africa and Canada. Due to increased sourcing volume to the Asia-Pacific region, Cvent unveiled two additional lists this year—Asia and Australia & Oceania—which were previously represented in one Asia-Pacific list.

Notable trends in this year’s ranking include the following:

    • Orlando remains the no. 1 ranked meeting destination in the U.S. for the fIfth year in a row.
    • Las Vegas and Chicago remain 2nd and 3rd, respectively, unchanged from both 2017 and 2018.
    • Cleveland, Coronado, Napa penetrated this year’s list.
    •  Seven cities from Texas and California are in this year’s Top 50 ranking, followed by Florida with five cities.

“Business events add $1.5 trillion to the global GDP and because of this positive economic impact, the cities featured in this year’s “Top Meeting Destinations” lists have put significant time and resources into attracting more group business to their locales,” said Chris McAndrews, VP of marketing for Cvent Hospitality Cloud. “While the top destinations in each region have not changed significantly year-over-year, cities such as Napa, CA; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Beirut, Lebanon, are new to their respective lists and have positioned themselves as top cities to host meetings and events. Leading destinations are working closely with hotels and venues in their area to offer and promote unique experiences, helping event organizers deliver more memorable and impactful events.”

The top 10 cities in each region for 2019:

United States

  1. Orlando, FL
  2. Las Vegas
  3. Chicago
  4. Atlanta
  5. Dallas
  6. Nashville, TN
  7. San Diego
  8. New York City
  9. Miami
  10. Washington, DC


  1. London
  2. Berlin
  3. Barcelona, Spain
  4. Paris
  5. Amsterdam
  6. Madrid
  7. Frankfurt, Germany
  8. Rome
  9. Prague
  10. Munich


  1. Singapore
  2. Bangkok
  3. Hong Kong
  4. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  5. Shanghai
  6. Tokyo
  7. Seoul, South Korea
  8. Beijing
  9. Bali, Indonesia
  10. Mumbai

Caribbean & Latin America

  1. Nassau, Bahamas
  2. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  3. Cancun, 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

Middle East & Africa

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


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

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, New Zealand
  9. Cairns, Australia
  10. Nadi, Fiji