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Global DMC Partners has published its 2018 Global Destination Index, which presents the most popular meeting and incentive destinations around the world for 2018, and identifies up-and-coming markets that are already trending for 2019.nnTrending destinations are already seeing a boost in interest from meeting planners for programmes operating in 2019, compared to the interest that was shown for the destination for meetings or incentives operating in 2018.n

The 2019 Meeting & Incentive Destination 'hot list' is:

  • 01. Costa Rica
  • 02. Bahamas
  • 03. Malta
  • 04. Puerto Rico
  • 05. Morocco
  • 06. Croatia
  • 07. St. Lucia
  • 08. Springs
  • 09. Denver/Colorado
  • 10. South Africa
  • 11. Thailand

The 2019 Meeting & Incentive Destination 'hot list' is:

  • 1. Paris
  • 2. Amsterdam
  • 4. Stockholm
  • 5. Vienna
  • 6. London
  • 8. Berlin
  • 7. Barcelona
  • 10. Rome
  • 9. Prague

Top 10 North American Cities for 2018:

  • 1. Las Vegas, NV
  • 2. Orlando, FL
  • 3. Chicago, IL
  • 4. Miami, FL
  • 5. New York, NY
  • 6. San Francisco, CA
  • 7. San Diego, CA
  • 8. Washington, DC
  • 9. Los Angeles, CA
  • 10. New Orleans, LA
Chaulet added: "It is important to us to review this data each year because our industry has an enormous impact on the global economy, taking millions of people around the world every day.nn"Destinations in Asia, like Singapore and Hong Kong, and in the United States, such as Nashville, Seattle, and Austin, were also in high demand for meetings and incentives occurring in 2018."