Top 10 corporate meeting destinations in Asia

Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider released its list of top meeting destinations in Asia.  The lists were compiled based on meeting and event booking activity across Cvent’s venue sourcing sites, including the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN) through which more than $16 billion in business was sourced in 2018.

Cvent evaluated more than 11,000 cities worldwide featured on Cvent’s 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

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The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore was voted as the Number 1 Hotel in Singapore in Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2019. Their Ritz Suite is on the 32nd Floor and is a spacious 219 square metres, includes 2 jacuzzi tubs, personalised check-in in room / lounge, private limousine and the finest culinarians at your disposal to dote over every meal.  Rooms start from USD $12,500 per night.

For the fourth year in a row, Singapore retained its number one position as the most popular destination for business meetings and events, and China led with the highest number of cities featured on the list with six.

 

Cvent’s Top 10 Meeting Destinations:

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

 

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The Peninsula Suite of The Peninsula Bangkok is a luxury apartment on the 34th floor, 364 square metres in size with a price tag of USD$4130 per night. Rooms include walk-in closets and a butler’s room, dining room seating for 10 and an expansive landscaped terrace offers the option to entertain under the stars.

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.

“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.

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16 of the hotel’s 18 floors (336 rooms) are beneath the earth’s surface, InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is built into an old quarry 290 feet deep.  Architectural Digest / Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland

“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 USD $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.”

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Sky Kingdom / Seoul Dragon City

Dr. Edward Koh, Executive Director, Conventions, Meetings & Incentive Travel, Singapore Tourism Board, said: “We are privileged to be named Cvent’s Top Meeting Destination in Asia for the fourth year in a row. This accolade is a testament to Singapore’s reputation as a choice destination for meetings and business events in this region. Our distinct offerings of a pro-business environment, strategic location in Asia, positive safety track record, as well as a diverse selection of unique and inspiring venues and experiences have given us an edge. These offerings allow us to continually draw business event organisers and delegates to our city and offer them a memorable experience. Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to share this accolade with our dedicated industry stakeholders and partners, as we acknowledge their tireless efforts in contributing to Singapore’s standing as a top business events destination.”

 

Cover Image: Lake Pichola and Taj Lake Palace, India

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