Orlando held the top spot on a list of the top 50 cities for meetings and events in the US, as compiled by Cvent, the event management company, based on meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network. The top five cities in the US were Orlando, Las Vegas, Chicago, Atlanta and San Diego; in Europe, they were London, Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris; in Asia-Pacific they were Singapore, Sydney, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
Orlando, according to Cvent, has held the number one spot for five of the last six years; Chicago moved up from number six to number three while Washington fell from number three to number six. Munich was a top 10 newcomer in Europe, jumping to ninth place.
The list was based on these criteria: unique requests for proposals received; total room nights; awarded RFP’s; awarded room nights; percentage of qualified meeting venues; and number of profile views.
According to Cvent, nationwide average daily rate (ADR) in the US was $204 in 2016, with New York City most expensive at $328 and Jacksonville least expensive at $144. Among the Top 10 cities this year, Nashville saw the highest growth in rate between 2015 and 2016 (almost 6%) while Orlando saw an increase of 5%.