QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: What were the ten largest meeting destinations in Europe in 2018?

In our new weekly series to break up those Monday morning office blues, The Blue Swan Daily will be testing your knowledge and insight into the aviation and travel industry. This is all just for fun, but who knows? We may be able to find a prize somewhere around CAPA HQ. This week’s question is detailed below. The answers will be revealed and winners (if there are any correct entries) announced next week alongside our next question.


Every year, meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, Cvent, reveals Top Meeting Destinations worldwide based on the MICE activities observed on its venue sourcing platform – Cvent Supplier Network throughout the year. Cvent recently curated its eighth annual list after analysing more than 11,000 cities worldwide featured on its venue sourcing sites.

The activity was tracked from Jan-2018 through Dec-2018 and destinations were ranked according to specific criteria such as number of profile views, unique request for proposals received, total room nights received, awarded RFPs, awarded room nights and percentage of qualified meeting venues.

For this year’s lists, Cvent also included sourcing activity from Lanyon Group and SpeedRFP to encompass its full suite of sourcing solutions.

Our QUESTION OF THE WEEK is… What were the ten largest meeting destinations in Europe in 2018 according to Cvent’s Top Meeting Destinations?

JOIN IN THE FUN:  Send your answers to: The Blue Swan Daily Content Team

We will be revealing the answers at the same time next week, when we will be setting another question.


Last week we asked…Flight reliability is key for corporate travellers, but what were Australia’s ten most punctual domestic routes from the flight departure perspective in Jun-2019?

The latest monthly report for Jun-2019 from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE), part of the Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, revealed that Perth-Karratha was Australia’s best performing route by departure reliability (93.9%). This just pipped Sydney-Proserpine (93.8%) and Cairns-Townsville (93.7%), the latter also having the most reliable arrival performance. The rest of the top ten were: #4 – Darwin-Alice Springs; #5 – Adelaide-Gold Coast; #6 – Townsville-Cairns; #7 – Bundaberg-Brisbane; #8 – Brisbane-Gladstone; #9 – Canberra-Adelaide; and #10 – Perth-Port Hedland.

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