Posted: June 3rd 2006
Dublin has moved up a place to rank as the 20th most popular destination in the world for international association meetings in 2005 according to a recent report published by the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA).
Dublin attracted 50 events of this nature last year and played host to approximately 16,294 delegates, each of whom is estimated to spend on average €210 per day excluding registration fees throughout the course of the meeting.
According to Jean Evans, CEO of the Dublin Convention Bureau, ‘We are delighted that Dublin has become an even more popular choice for international association meetings organisers, confirming its excellence as a quality business tourism destination. We will be focusing more resources on developing this important market and expect to steadily improve on this performance in the coming years’.
ICCA’s International Association Meetings Market statistics report is published on an annual basis and only includes events that rotate between at least three countries and which take place as part of a regular series. The figures do not include the domestic meetings business of a destination, international corporate and inter-governmental meetings or international association meetings which always take place in the same location or switch between two venues.
For more information, contact:
Chief Executive Officer
Dublin Convention Bureau