Cvent unveiled its annual lists of Top Meeting Destinations for meetings and events worldwide. The increased sourcing volume in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region led to the launch of two new regional lists this year – Asia and Australia & Oceania – which were previously combined into one APAC list.
Singapore continues to be the No. 1 MICE location for the fourth consecutive year on the 2019 list of Cvent’s Top 25 Meeting Destinations in Asia. The city enjoys the privilege of hosting Asia’s major business events and is a quintessential destination providing unforgettable experiences with a multitude of meeting venues offering state-of-the-art facilities.
“We are privileged to be named Cvent’s Top Meeting Destination in Asia for the fourth year in a row. This accolade is testament to Singapore’s reputation as a choice destination for meetings and business events in this region,” quotes Dr. Edward Koh – Executive Director of Conventions, Meetings & Incentive Travel at Singapore Tourism Board
China emerged as a big winner with six of its cities making it to the top 25 list – Shanghai (#5), Beijing (#8), Macau (#13), Guangzhou (#17), Shenzhen (#19), and Chengdu (#24). Japan and India are also gaining popularity in the meetings and events industry having contributed four and three cities respectively to this years’ list.
The 2019 list of Top 25 Meeting Destinations in Asia saw seven new entries including Osaka (#18), Shenzhen (#19), Hanoi (#21), Yokohama (#22), Pasay City (#23), Chengdu (#24) and Chiba (#25). Taipei took a huge leap this year, climbing up 13 positions from the last years’ list, to acquire the 12th rank, while, New Delhi slipped down 7 positions to stand on the 15th rank.