Top 10 Cities for International Meetings

ICCA 2018 Most Popular Meetings Destinations

Courtesy of ICCA

Nearly 1,600 global association meetings and events were held in the top 10 cities during 2018. This, according to ICCA’s 2018 Country and City Rankings Report. Curious where they are?

  1. Paris
  2. Vienna
  3. Madrid
  4. Barcelona
  5. Berlin
  6. Lisbon
  7. London
  8. Singapore
  9. Prague
  10. Bangkok

The top five counties in ranking order: U.S.A,, Germany, Spain, France and the United Kingdom.


Do You Trust Aibnb Hosts? IPX1031 survey results

Courtesy of IPX1031

Do You Trust Airbnb Hosts?

Airbnb has fast become one of the most popular options in the home rental market, and many others are following. The question is: What are people concerned about when using such services?

A survey of more than 2,000 Americans recently released by IPX1031 found that 58 percent worry about the use and placement of hidden camerras at Airbnb rentals. And 11 percent say they’ve uncovered one. Other findings include:

  • Half worry about the host having access to their accommodations during the stay
  • About 42 percent research their host online before renting
  • About 77 percent feel it’s important that a host have “Superhost” status with Airbnb

Airbnb’s accommodation marketplace provides access to 6+ million unique places to stay in nearly 100,000 cities and 191 countries. Learn more about what people think about Airbnb.


Hilton Turns 100

In May 1919, Conrad Hilton bought his first hotel, The Mobley, in Cisco, TX. It had 40 rooms. (Today, it’s the Conrad N. Hilton Center, a multifaceted museum for the global hospitality company.)

What’s Hilton focused on next in its operations now that it has completed a century of hospitality? Sustainability. And they have set some lofty goals to meet for 2030:

  • Reduce carbon emissions by 61 percent
  • Reduce water by 50 percent
  • Reduce waste by 50 percent
  • Reduce food waste sent to landfills by 50 percent 
  • Embed human rights due diligence into global operations
  • Reduce energy through the use of LED lighting and thermostat sensors 

Read more about Hilton’s environmental and social impact initiatives, including community involvement. 


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(Rooftop garden, photo courtesy of Hilton Chicago)