Istanbul, the city where two continents meet, welcomes millions every year. And once again in 2015, Istanbul has been selected as the best meeting destination for the second time.
Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau (ICVB) announced that Istanbul won the Meetings Star Awards 2015 for the second time in a row by Kongres Magazine. İstanbul has been ranked among the best meeting destinations in the region with a total of 4,61 points followed by Prague and Belgrade.
The Meetings Star Awards are presented annually by Kongres Magazine which focuses on MICE in Central and South East Europe. The winner were announced and awarded during Conventa trade show, on Wednesday 20 January in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
This year, they analyzed 60 meeting destinations and when evaluating individual destinations the following criteria are taken into account: Natural and cultural factors, General and transport infrastructure, Tourist infrastructure, Meetings infrastructure, Subjective grade, Marketing buzz. They included the current ranking on ICCA scale and Numebo Quality of life Index.
Istanbul CVB’s General Manager Ozgul Ozkan Yavuz said, “We are proud of that Istanbul has been selected as the best meeting destination for the second time. As a meeting point between East and West and spanning two continents, today’s Istanbul is the World’s Top 10 Congress destination. The city has the capacity to host every type of event, from bespoke incentives to meetings for up to 30,000 for corporate and leisure visitors alike.”