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 June 17, 2014
Pacific World Identifies Top Destinations For Meetings and Events in the World

 Pacific World, the integrated global DMC and Event Management organisation, has released its second Destination Index. Thanks to the strategic alliance with North America leader, ACCESS destinations Services, meeting professionals will now also have insight knowledge about the top destinations in the USA, in addition to the top 3 destinations in EMEA and Asia.

Florida is the number one destination requested by the global meetings industry in the USA. Miami is known for its tropical weather and beautiful waterways but additional experiences include CSR team building events as well as a large choice of meeting and eating venues such as the Charter One Yachts which hosts a fleet of ships ideal for any occasion, from small or medium gala dinners to 500 person events. New venues and restaurants provide new creative options. The Destination Index has identified Arizona and San Diego as number two and number three top meetings and events destinations in the USA.

Pacific World's research also shows that in Italy, Milan's current popularity is attributable to a better infrastructure with Milan Malpensa Airport, the second most important airport in Italy. Expo 2015 in Milan is also changing the image of the city, taking place between 1 May and 31 October 2015.

Furthermore, the research has highlighted a large demand in incentives, meetings and sport events and an increasing interest in Italy from Europe and South America. Emanuele Pinna, Pacific World's Destination Manager Italy explains: "New hotels and venues have recently generated significant interest including the ME Milan II Duca hotel, Moxy Hotel Milano in Malpensa airport, the Parigi Hotel & Grand Spa new 5* in the heart of the city as well as the Linear4ciak theatre (with capacity for up to 3,000 people) and the Milan Art & Events venue, a cooperation between Italy and China, to facilitate event and art expositions."

Pacific World's Destination Index has identified South France -- Monaco and UAE as number two and number three top meetings and events destinations in EMEA.

Finally, Seoul is still the most popular city followed by Busan, South Korea, in Asia. The research has identified a large demand for meetings from the pharmaceutical sector, incentives with meetings and special events during international conferences, with an increasing interest from Australia, UK, USA and Brazil. Ej Fieldhouse, Pacific World's Country Manager South Korea explains: "This is a new destination for many corporate and association meetings and events." The Destination Index has identified Indonesia and Hong Kong as number two and number three destinations in Asia.

Infographic Pacific World Destination Index: http://www.pacificworld.com/newsletter/pdf/PW_destinationindex_May14.pdf

The Destination Index is included in Pacific World's monthly newsletter 'Perspectives'. Interested parties can register via the following link: http://www.pacificworld.com/news/perspectives/register.html

Pacific World

Founded in 1980 in Hong Kong, Pacific World is a dedicated destination and event management company operating in 26 countries and 50 destinations in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Pacific World and North America leader ACCESS Destination Services have formed a strategic alliance in March 2014, offering access to 80 destinations around the world to agencies, corporates and associations.

Pacific World is part of the Accommodation and Destinations sector of TUI Travel PLC, one of the world's leading international travel groups, listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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ACCESS Destination Services

Founded in 1970, ACCESS Destination Services sets the standard for excellence in award-winning destination management services throughout North America. ACCESS is the single source for creative program design, unique special event production, transportation logistics, corporate social responsibility programs, recreational activities and more. With global reach and local expertise, ACCESS meets client objectives and exceeds expectations for corporate, incentive and association groups.

www.accessdmc.com