May 14th 2024

Experience Kissimmee Named 24th Top Meeting Destination in North America by Cvent

Recognition highlights Experience Kissimmee's group business appeal and commitment to corporate event success

Kissimmee, Fla, – Today, Experience Kissimmee announced it was named the 24th Top Meeting Destination in North America by industry-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, Cvent. The globally recognized Cvent Top Meeting Destinations lists evaluate and rank cities that are successfully engaging event planners and attracting group business to their locales. Rankings are determined based on sourcing activity through the Cvent Supplier Network, one of the world’s largest venue-sourcing platforms. This is the [NUMBER] time [CITY/CVB] has been recognized as a Cvent Top Destination.(waiting on info from Michelle) 

Located in the heart of Florida, Kissimmee boasts more than 1 million square feet of meeting space and more than 30,000 hotel rooms, including a variety of resorts, boutique hotels, and all-suite accommodations. With an additional 300 diverse venues and outdoor areas, from Convention hotels to golf courses to a massive Vacation Home, Kissimmee can accommodate meetings and events of all sizes.  

Kissimmee is at the doorstep of world-famous theme parks, the headwaters of the Everglades and excellent dining and entertainment options, which offers exciting event itineraries that elevate meetings. Additionally, meeting organizers can save money by choosing Kissimmee as their meeting destination through the "It Pays to Meet in Kissimmee" meeting incentive, which offers up to $10,000 cashback per meeting. Furthermore, by hosting meetings in Kissimmee, organizers can elevate their meetings sustainability goals through the Trees4Travel program, which helps offset carbon emissions, and they can also support local communities by participating in the Kissimmee Giving Circle, a partnership with Legacy Collective that donates funds to local non-profit organizations. 

“We want to congratulate Experience Kissimmee for being recognized as a Cvent Top Meeting Destination in North America. This prestigious accolade is a testament to Experience Kissimmee’s commitment to partnering with hoteliers and event planners alike to orchestrate exceptional events,” said Bharet Malhotra, Cvent Senior Vice President, Hospitality Cloud. “Given the tremendous value that meetings and events bring to local economies, it’s more important than ever that convention & visitors bureaus and destination management companies embrace their role as destination advocates to attract group business to their locales. We’re proud to share our Cvent Top Destinations lists and highlight cities like [CITY/CVB] to our global network of event planners who are not only looking for incredible places to host their events, but strong partners to bring their visions to life.” 

Methodology 
Cvent evaluated 12,500+ cities worldwide listed on the Cvent Supplier Network. Activity was tracked between January 2023 and December 2023. Rankings were determined by a set of qualifying criteria, including: the number of total room nights booked through the Cvent Supplier Network; the number of unique electronic request-for-proposals (RFPs) sent through the marketplace to venues within the city; the total value of the RFPs submitted; and the actual awarded value for meetings booked.  

About the Cvent Supplier Network  
The Cvent Supplier Network (CSN) features more than 300,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues, serving as one of the world’s largest and most accurate databases of detailed venue information. Event planners sourced more than $16 billion of group business through Cvent’s sourcing networks in 2023 alone. The CSN is part of Cvent’s robust suite of solutions that hotels and destination management organizations leverage to reach more planners, attract group business to their properties & destinations, and directly engage with Cvent’s global network of more than 125,000 event professionals. Cvent technology enables hotels and venues to efficiently manage their group and corporate travel business, increase revenue, and deliver more profitable results.    

 

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About Experience Kissimmee
Kissimmee, Florida is only 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport and 90 minutes from both insuring ease of travel and locale. With more than 1 million square feet of meeting space, 25,000 hotel rooms, 30,000 vacation homes and nearly 300 unique meeting venues, this Central Florida destination can accommodate any size group event profile. We are on the doorstep of world-famous theme parks and outdoor adventures, which is sure to build attendance. Our destination’s meeting profile includes luxury resorts, hotels, trusted brands, golf resorts and vacation homes, as well as a 150-acre sports and entertainment complex. Plus, with a meeting incentive worth up to $10,000 cash back, access to over 1,000 local vendors, and seamless support services from start to finish, Experience Kissimmee’s Meeting Sales & Services team offers world-class service and support throughout your planning process.  Learn more at experiencekissimmee.com/meetings.   

 

About Cvent
Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider with 4,800+ employees and ~22,000 customers worldwide as of December 31, 2023. Founded in 1999, the company delivers a comprehensive event marketing and management platform and offers a global marketplace where event professionals collaborate with venues to create engaging, impactful experiences. Cvent is headquartered in Tysons, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C., and has additional offices around the world to support its growing global customer base. The comprehensive Cvent event marketing and management platform offers software solutions to event organizers and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event marketing and management, virtual and onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the event management lifecycle and maximize the impact of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. Hotels and venues use Cvent’s supplier and venue solutions to win more group and corporate travel business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms. Cvent solutions optimize the event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage millions of meetings and events. For more information, please visit cvent.com.  

  

Media Contacts 

Experience Kissimmee Communications Department  
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Erica Stoltenberg  
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571-378-6240