Nashville ranked sixth on the 2019 list of cities considered the most outstanding meeting destinations in the U.S. by Cvent, a global meetings management company. This is Nashville’s highest ranking on the list since Music City broke into the Top 10 at No. 10 in 2014.
Cvent determines top destinations around the world based on booking activity through the company’s venue sourcing sites. Over 11,000 global cities were evaluated based on activity for the 2018 calendar year, and a list of the Top 50 U.S. cities was selected from that information. The rankings are based on factors that include the number of requests for proposals cities receive and are awarded, the number of hotel room nights booked and the percentage of qualified meeting venues.
“The new Cvent ranking is further proof of Nashville’s global popularity,” Mayor David Briley said. “Our hospitality industry is a big reason for that, with top-notch hotels and venues with amazing staff that make visitors feel immediately welcome no matter where they’re from. In return, we benefit as a city from the tax revenues generated from visitor spending that goes into our neighborhoods, schools and more.”
“Nashville remains in high demand as a convention destination by continuing to offer a high-level of customer service and being friendly and authentic to visitors from around the world,” said Butch Spyridon, President and CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “We should all be proud of the hospitality industry’s continued momentum in bringing 15.2 million visitors last year and generating $6.5 billion in visitor spending. This kind of economic activity employs tens of thousands of Nashvillians and generates significant tax revenue for the city’s budget.”
The top ten U.S. cities, including Nashville, include:
- Las Vegas
- San Diego
- New York
- Washington, D.C
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