Places & Spaces

Nothing can color a meeting more than your choice of destination and venue. A global look at destinations, venues, and their relationships with meetings and events.

Paris Tops ICCA’s City Rankings for Meeting Destinations

The French capital is once again the world’s No. 1 city for international association meetings, with 2017’s opening of the Paris Convention Centre helping fuel the events surge.

BY Lane Nieset May 20, 2019

Former Rust Belt Cities Rise as Innovation Hubs

Six CVBs discuss how their cities’ new knowledge economies have transformed how groups experience them.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst May 8, 2019

How Los Angeles is Becoming Even More Meeting Friendly

As the epicenter of the entertainment industry, Los Angeles is well-known for its glitz and glamour, but the city also is polishing its reputation as a premier destination for meetings and events.

BY David McMillin May 7, 2019

Guadalajara Embraces Innovation

Mexico’s second-largest city looks back and ahead as it woos events that mirror its evolution.

May 3, 2019

Reykjavik Crowned as Europe’s Best

Iceland’s capital takes top honours in Eventex Awards’ ‘Best European Destination’ category.

BY Lane Nieset April 30, 2019

A Plea for Sri Lanka: Don’t Forget Destination

Creative Travel’s Rajeev Kohli urges the events industry ‘not to abandon the destination’ following the recent deadly terror attacks.

April 29, 2019

Past Touches Bourbon Orleans Hotel in Spirited Ways

While the Bourbon Orleans Hotel’s Bourbon “O” Bar serves drinks of all sorts, the hotel is known for other kind of spirits — thanks to its past lives. Here’s a look back at the history of this opulent meeting venue in the heart of the French Quarter.

BY Curt Wagner April 19, 2019