by Michael J. Shapiro | October 28, 2015
The top three meetings destinations in Europe are London; Barcelona, Spain; and Paris, according to Cvent's inaugural top 25 list for Europe. To compile the list, Cvent evaluated more than 2,500 European cities based on sourcing activity in its Cvent Supplier Network between July 2014 and June 2015. The destinations were ranked based on a set of criteria that included number of unique requests for proposal received, total room nights requested in RFPs, number of RFPs awarded, number of room nights awarded, percentage of qualified meeting venues and number of profile views.
Spain and Germany each placed two cities in the top 10, while Germany led all countries with four different cities among the top 25. The complete list is as follows:

1. London
2. Barcelona, Spain
3. Paris
4. Amsterdam, Netherlands
5. Berlin
6. Frankfurt, Germany
7. Madrid, Spain
8. Rome
9. Brussels, Belgium
10. Dublin, Ireland
11. Prague, Czech Republic
12. Istanbul, Turkey
13. Vienna, Austria
14. Munich, Germany
15. Copenhagen, Denmark
16. Lisbon, Portugal
17. Manchester, England
18. Stockholm, Sweden
19. Athens, Greece
20. Budapest
21. Milan, Italy
22. Hanover, Germany
23. Birmingham, England
24. Zurich, Switzerland
25. Edinburgh, Scotland