According to the 2017 Global Destination Index released recently by Global Destination Management Company (DMC) Partners, Athens, Greece, is included among the top 10 meeting and incentive destinations around the world.

The data has been compiled based on over 700 meeting and incentives that are operating in 2017 in over 500 destinations that Global DMC Partners represents.

The Top 10 International Destinations list was topped by Mexico (Cabo + Riviera Maya), which is followed by Italy (Rome) in the second place. United Arab Emirates (Dubai) is in the third, Bahamas in the fourth and Greece (Athens) in the fifth place. Spain (Barcelona + Madrid) is in sixth place, France (Paris) in seventh and Costa Rica in eighth place. The top 10 list closes with Austria (Vienna) and Switzerland.

“Many of the 2017 destinations highlighted here have been popular for meetings and incentives for the past few years, however, there are a few destinations that we are very excited to see rising in the ranks, such as Colorado, Greece (Athens), Costa Rico, Switzerland, and Cabo and Riviera Maya in Mexico,” said Global DMC Partners President, Catherine Chaulet.

The 2017 Global Destination Index also highlighted destinations that are rising in popularity based on meetings and incentives that are either booked or close to contracting within a particular destination in 2018.