October 5th, 2022

Global DMC Partners Releases 2022 Global Destination Index

As Industry Rebounds, GDP Reveals Top Meetings & Incentives Destinations for 2022 and 2023 Hot List

Global DMC Partners, the largest global network of independent Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and specialized event service providers, has unveiled its 2022 Global Destination Index, highlighting the most popular meeting and incentive destinations around the world and identifying markets that are already trending for 2023. The listing was compiled based on both booked and pending business across GDP’s DMC partners worldwide.

The Top 10 MICE Destinations for 2022 ranked as follows:

Top 10 U.S.

Top 10 International

1. California

1. Mexico

2. Texas

2. Spain

3. Illinois (Chicago)

3. Iceland

4. Hawaii

4. Greece

5. Florida

5. Italy

6. Massachusetts (Boston)

6. Costa Rica

7. Utah

7. Denmark

8. Tennessee

8. France

9. Nevada (Las Vegas)

9. England

10. Arizona

10. Germany


GDP’s “Hot List,” a roundup of trending MICE destinations that are showing rising popularity for 2023, are listed in alphabetical order below:

North America


Austin, TX

Athens, Greece

Boston, MA


Dallas, TX


Los Angeles, CA

Cape Town, South Africa

Los Cabos, Mexico

Dubai, UAE

Miami, FL


Palm Springs, CA


Phoenix, AZ

Stockholm, Sweden

Puerto Rico

Tokyo, Japan

Toronto, Ontario



Catherine Chaulet

"Between destinations opening, more people feeling comfortable with traveling, and favorable exchange rates for some, we are seeing a rebound demand for many iconic cities, and we continue to see increased interest in unique, secondary, and often off-the-beaten-path destinations,” said Global DMC Partners President and CEO Catherine Chaulet. “During the pandemic, when borders were closed, many travelers re-discovered the destinations in their own backyards and helped bring these new locations to the limelight. And now, with the higher cost and challenging issues around air travel paired with inflation, there is still an appeal for many to keep their programs regional. Whether near or far, the world continues to be a ground for discovery.”