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Orlando once again named the Top Meeting Destination in North America by Cvent

It's unbelievably real - Orlando is celebrating another win as it takes the title for Top Meeting Destination in the nation by Cvent.

Orlando once again named the Top Meeting Destination in North America by Cvent

Cvent named Orlando as the Top Meeting Destination in North America by the industry-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider.

This is the ninth time Orlando has been recognized by Cvent as the # 1 meetings destination in the country. The globally recognized Cvent Top Meeting Destinations lists evaluate and rank cities that are successfully engaging event planners and attracting group business to their locales.

Rankings are determined based on sourcing activity through the Cvent Supplier Network, one of the world’s largest venue-sourcing platforms.  

Additionally, 17 Orlando convention hotels were named as a Top Meeting Hotel in North America with 13 being ranked in the Top 100.

Orlando once again named the Top Meeting Destination in North America by Cvent

The list includes

Hyatt Regency Orlando (#14), JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes (#19), Hilton Orlando (#22), Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress (#31), Rosen Shingle Creek (#43), Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek (#53), Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin (#58), Orlando World Center Marriott (#61), Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando Resort (#75), Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld (#76), Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace (#77), Caribe Royale Orlando (#80), Rosen Centre Hotel (#98), Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista (#119), Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort (#127), JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa (#147), Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort (#173). 

“We’re honored that Orlando continues to lead as the Cvent Top Meeting Destination in North America,” said Casandra Matej, president & CEO, Visit Orlando. “Group business is vital to our destination as they support our local businesses, vendors and hospitality workers, and they also make an indelible impact on our community through charitable donations and endeavors. Orlando has the space, venues, accommodations, dining, entertainment and services needed to create memorable and productive events.”  

“We want to congratulate Orlando for being recognized as a Cvent Top Meeting Destination in North America. This prestigious accolade is a testament to Orlando’s commitment to partnering with hoteliers and event planners alike to orchestrate exceptional events,” said Bharet Malhotra, Cvent Senior Vice President, Hospitality Cloud. “Given the tremendous value that meetings and events bring to local economies, it’s more important than ever that convention & visitors bureaus and destination management companies embrace their role as destination advocates to attract group business to their locales.” 

Orlando once again named the Top Meeting Destination in North America by Cvent

Meetings and conventions, including city-wide and in-house events, booked by the Visit Orlando convention sales team in 2023 and beyond, will bring an approximately $4 billion impact on the local economy. This fiscal year, from October 2023 to September 2024, the Orange County Convention Center will welcome 1.7 million attendees across 184 events, generating $2.96 billion in economic impact.  

Beyond supporting local businesses and employing thousands, meetings bring considerable recognition and benefit to supporting the Orange County community.

For example, events at the OCCC alone over the past year contributed:  

  • $1 million in donated home improvement products.  

  • 40,000 pounds of repurposed materials to build homes. 

  • 32,000 pounds of food donated to those in need. 

  • $114,000 in educational scholarships. 

  • $60,000 in bicycle donations for foster kids.  

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