Singapore has been named the top meeting destination in the Asia Pacific region in 2018, for the third year in a row by Cvent.
The top 10 cities in Asia-Pacific for 2018 are:
- Sydney, Australia
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Hong Kong
- Shanghai, China
- Melbourne, Australia
- New Delhi, India
- Tokyo, Japan
- Mumbai, India
According to the Singapore Tourism Board, the city state stands out due to its pro-business environment with excellent connectivity, security and diversity of venues and experiences. The rankings are based on sourcing activity through Cvent’s supplier network tracked through January to December last year based on the criteria below:
- Unique Request For Proposals Received
- Total Room Nights
- Awarded Request For Proposals
- Awarded Room Nights
- Percentage of Qualified Meeting Venues
- Number of Profile Views
Cvent evaluated more than 11,000 cities worldwide for its seventh annual global list.
Meanwhile, the top seven cities Sydney, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Melbourne maintained their positions on the list. Seoul slipped out of the top 10 while new entrant New Delhi shot to the eigth spot and was placed ahead of Mumbai.
Chris McAndrews, vice president of marketing for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud, said the cities featured in the top 10 have spent significant resources into developing the business and events locations.
“Meetings have become a major economic driver for cities worldwide. Because of this positive impact, destinations are pulling out all the stops to attract MICE business, and we expect to see this healthy competition continue,” said McAndrews.