MeetingSource.com's Best Cities For Conventions Picks
      3rd Annual Report
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 RoomsSafety, WalkabilityPromotional 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. 

To see what else makes these 25 places so great for meetings, click on any of the images below.
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    Note: Only cities with convention centers are eligible for the top 25 list.

    Ranking Factors: 

    >Criteria used for the ranking of the best convention cities in 2019

    >Ranking of all 167 USA convention cities used in the report.

    The top large meeting cities for 2019 are:
    New Orleans, Honolulu, Seattle, Orlando, NYC, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Las Vegas, Philadelphia

    Sources:
    https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml
    https://censtats.census.gov/cbpnaic/cbpnaic.shtml
    https://www.bestplaces.net
    http://openflights.org/airport/HND
    https://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/passenger_allcargo_stats/passenger/media/cy15-cargo-airports.pdf
    https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104877
    https://www.walkscore.com/
    https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/land-based-station-data/land-based-datasets/climate-normals/1981-2010-normals-data
    https://pennenvironment.org/sites/environment/files/reports/Trouble%20in%20the%20Air%20vPA.pdf

     

     

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