Since we added city air quality as a ranking factor, a dozen new places are on the list for the first time including our top three picks this year: Honolulu, Portland (Oregon) and New Orleans. This factor was added to Ease of Access, Affordability of Hotel Rooms, Safety, Walkability, Promotional Appeal and Weather that we’ve used in our rankings for 2018. Clean air also helped other leaders in environmental sustainability like Minneapolis and Rochester in Minnesota and San Diego and San Jose in California.
Note: Only cities with convention centers are eligible for the top 25 list.
The top large meeting cities for 2019 are:
New Orleans, Honolulu, Seattle, Orlando, NYC, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Las Vegas, Philadelphia