Representatives of the Prague Convention Bureau received the 2016 Top Meeting Destination award at the annual Conventa trade fair in Ljubljana, Slovenia on January 18, 2017. The prize is awarded by Slovenian Kongres magazine to the destinations from Central and South East Europe region since 2011, in accordance with the evaluation based on destination’s infrastructure, marketing activities and other indexes. Prague thus follows up on its achievements in previous years: the city occupied the second position in the Meeting Star contest twice, and in 2013 it even won the first prize.
The Kongres magazine expert jury evaluated 68 destinations from 19 countries of the Central and South East Europe region, based on the following criteria: natural and cultural factors, general and transport infrastructure, tourist infrastructure, meetings infrastructure, marketing buzz, ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) index, quality of life index, global peace index, and subjective grade. The top grade for each assessed section was 5.
The Czech metropole received the overall destination grade of 4.51 from the expert jury. The overall grade is a result of combination of the following individual grades:
- natural and cultural factors: 4.54
- general and transport infrastructure: 4.59
- tourist infrastructure: 4.90
- meetings infrastructure: 4.65
- marketing buzz: 4.85
- ICCA index: 4.12
- quality of life index: 4.10
- global peace index: 4.25
- subjective grade: 4.61
In the top 5 ranked also: Istanbul on the second place with the grade of 4.39; Budapest on the third with 4.37 points, followed by Athens and Ljubljana.
For the first time, Berlin has claimed the top spot in the current ranking of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). International organisations from around the world are increasingly choosing to meet in the German capital. They appreciate the modern hotel landscape, the numerous special venues, and also the city’s unique role as a magnet for science, culture, and innovation.
The new Meeting Guide Berlin provides all event planners with an indispensable tool. Accessible at www.meetingguide.berlin/en, the online tool with around 300 entries makes it possible to find the right hotel, venue, incentive, and service partner – such as PCOs, DMCs, catering and technology companies, suppliers, or mobility partners – for your event in the city of Berlin. The Meeting Guide Berlin includes newly opened hotels like the Riu Plaza near the famous Kurfürstendamm, the 4-star Hotel Titanic Chaussee Berlin as well as modern conference centres like the CityCube Berlin and Estrel Berlin, Germany’s biggest hotel.
The visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office is your first contact in the city. Established in 2001, the BCO offers comprehensive support for the organization of conventions, meetings, corporate events, and incentives in Berlin. Benefit from an experienced team, free-of-charge agency and reservation services for hotel allocations as well as a vast network of national and international contacts.
Learn more about Berlin.
ConventionPlanit.com supplier partner Delta Air Lines won PCMA’s 2013 Environmental Leadership Award.
This Achievement Award was presented Tuesday at the general session and is given to members for their contribution to PCMA and the meetings industry.
Norma Dean, Director of Specialty Sales, accepted the award by citing the recent efforts to improve fuel efficiency of their aircraft and ground-support equipment, evaluating alternative fuels and providing commute options for employees among other initiatives.
Congratulations to Delta!
Congratulations to ConventionPlanit.com members The Hilton Anatole and the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront for receiving this year’s Meetings & Conventions magazine Gold Key Award!
These hotels strive for perfection in hosting events or conferences. These properties’ efforts deserve industry recognition for their professionalism, and meeting planners have answered the call by voting them Gold Key recipients.
What hotels would receive your vote this year?
This fall has been a busy time for us at ConventionPlanit.com, between traveling to trade shows & meeting planners and working to improve the website for you!
Our member properties have also been busy – winning awards for their excellent meeting and convention services.
-Berlin: ICC Berlin has been voted Europe’s leading conference center for the sixth year in a row. Berlin was also voted as one of the top 3 best conference destinations in the world by Conference & Incentive Travel Magazine. The axica Congress and Meeting Centre at Brandenburg Gate was awarded second place in the Best Unusual Events Venue category for the same poll.
-Kuala Lumpur Convention Center: Won Gold for Best Marketing Campaign and Silver in the Best Use of Budget category in the Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) 2009, put on by Meetings and Incentive Travel Magazine.
-Loudoun County, Virginia: has received the National Council of Destination Organizations Destiny Award for a single, targeted promotion. The award was given in recognition of the “Loudoun, Virginia: DC’s Wine Country® Washington Redskins Promotion.” The LCVA received their award September 1st during the closing ceremony at the U.S. Travel Association’s annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) in Reno/Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Congrats for all of the hard work put in to receive these awards!
Congratulations to the Radisson Fort McDowell Hotel & Casino…
…for being named Radisson’s Hotel of the Year for 2008!
The property was honored at a special reception yesterday – during the company’s annual meeting.
The Hotel of the Year Award is presented to the property that displayed outstanding sales and marketing efforts, distinguished itself with a high level of commitment to guest service, supported the Radisson brand and has had exceptional financial success.
This is the first time that the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino has been honored with the Hotel of the Year distinction.
Click here to learn more about the gorgeous award-winning resort!
Congrats to the Sheraton Atlanta – for receiving the “Award of Excellence” from Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine…
…for the third consecutive year!
Award winners are selected by Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine’s subscribers, who voted for the best hotels or resorts that hosted their corporate meetings in 2008.
Have you stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta before? What did you like the best?
The Berlin Convention Office is the newest recipient of the Pinnacle Award for Convention Bureaus – congrats!
The award is based on a number of categories, including quality of information and diversity of services…
…if you’re planning an international meeting, the Berlin Convention Office will provide you the best information and the most expansive services.
Check out the Berlin Convention Office’s listing on ConventionPlanit.com to find out more about their services.