Orlando is the leading MICE destination in the U.S.

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The top meeting destinations this year, according to the list compiled by Cvent, are smaller cities with close proximity to the airport. Orlando has been ranked at the top with Chicago moving up to the second slot from fifth. Las Vegas maintained its position at number three with Atlanta and San Diego advancing to ranks four and five, respectively. New York and Washington D.C. saw substantial movement in the list with the former moving up five places to position six and the latter falling down five places to be ranked seventh.

New cities on the list include National Harbor, Tucson, Coronado, and Salt Lake City which have displaced Henderson as well as Boca Ratone and Naples.