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Article from BTNews 4 JULY 2016

Meetings accolade for Lisbon

Lisbon has strengthened its position as one of the world’s top destinations for international meetings and congresses by moving into the top 10 in the annual International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) city rankings for 2015.

The Portuguese capital climbed three places to number nine in the top 20 list of cities by hosting 145 association meetings last year, an increase of 30% compared to 2014.

Lisbon has now moved ahead of other competing European capitals, including Prague, which is in 11th place, Amsterdam, at number 12, and Brussels, which was placed 13th.

Convention bureau manager Alexandra Baltazar said: “We are delighted our success in the field of international congresses has been reflected in this rise.

“This is the result of the hard and continuous work we and our partners have carried out in the past few years to make our city one of the leaders for association meetings. We look forward to welcoming even more global organisations in the future.”

Lisbon was also named recently as the “best value” city in Western Europe according to City Costs Barometer 2016 by Post Office Travel Money.

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