|Posted by moodhacker on July 22, 2017 at 1:35 PM|
Athens among world’s top-10 MICE destinations
Data based on over 700 meeting and incentives that are operating in 2017 in over 500 destinations that Global DMC Partners represents
Greece’s capital city of Athens is among the top 10 meeting and incentive destinations around the world, according to the 2017 Global Destination Index released recently by Global DMC Partners, the largest global network of independent Destination Management Companies (DMCs)
The data was derived based on over 700 meeting and incentives that are operating in 2017 in over 500 destinations that Global DMC Partners represents.
Cabo + Riviera Maya in Mexico took the first place in the Top 10 International Destinations list, followed by
Rome, Italy in the second place,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates third place,
Bahamas in the fourth and Athens,
Greece took fifth spot.
Barcelona + Madrid in Spain is in sixth,
Paris, France in seventh and
Costa Rica in eigth place. The top 10 list closes with
Vienna, Austria and
“Business meetings, incentive travel, conferences and conventions have a huge impact on the global economy. They help facilitate face-to-face interactions to build stronger and more profitable business relationships, and they contribute greatly to local economies and their sustainability,” Global DMC Partners President Catherine Chaulet noted
.“Many of the 2017 destinations highlighted here have been popular for meetings and incentives for the past few years, however there are a few destinations that we are very excited to see rising in the ranks, such as Colorado, Greece (Athens), Costa Rico, Switzerland, and Cabo and Riviera Maya in Mexico,” she continued.
The 2017 Global Destination Index also showcases destinations that are rising in popularity based on meetings and incentives that are either booked or close to contracting within a particular destination in 2018.