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by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 17, 2012

London is rated as the "most favorable location" for international meetings, according to a survey of 187 North American meeting planners with global meeting planning responsibilities. The online survey was conducted by marketing firm Development Counsellors International. Other international destinations that ranked high on the list include the Spanish city of Barcelona and Paris (each cited by 10 percent of those polled); Italy (8 percent); Singapore and Spain (7 percent each), and Hong Kong (6 percent). When asked to name the top meeting destinations in North America, respondents cited Chicago (21 percent), followed by San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York City.