Singapore has retained its number one position as the most popular destination for business meetings and events for the fourth year running, according to Cvent’s list of the Top 25 Meeting Destinations for meetings and events in Asia this year.
Asian cities were previously featured in one Asia Pacific list, but due to increased sourcing volume to the region, Cvent unveiled Asia, and Australia & Oceania as two standalone lists this year. The expanded list highlights Asia’s strength and growing popularity as a MICE destination.
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 US$16 billion in business was sourced in 2018.
Cvent’s Top 10 Meeting Destinations in Asia are:
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Hong Kong
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Shanghai, China
- Tokyo, Japan
- Seoul, South Korea
- Beijing, China
- Bali, Indonesia
- Mumbai, India
“With more events being held around the world, we’re proud to expand our lists this year with the addition of Top Meeting Destinations in Asia,” said Chris McAndrews, vice president of marketing for Cvent Hospitality Cloud.
“Meeting and event activity in the region is booming and cities such as Seoul, Osaka, and Yokohama have all risen in rank year-over-year highlighting their successful efforts in positioning themselves as top cities to host meetings and events. Business events add US$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 business events to their locales.”
Cvent evaluated more than 11,000 cities worldwide featured on its venue sourcing sites to compile the eighth annual list. Activity was tracked from January 2018 through December 2018 and destinations were ranked according to the following criteria:
- Unique Request for Proposals Received
- Total Room Nights Received
- Awarded Request for Proposals
- Awarded Room Nights
- Percentage of Qualified Meeting Venues
- Number of Profile Views
To see the list of the Top 25 Meeting Destinations in Asia-Pacific, please click here.