The awards recognises destinations and businesses which make an ‘exceptional contribution’ in the business travel world, and winners are voted for by a global panel of consultants in 144 countries.
Ozgul Ozkan Yavuz, Istanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau's general manager, said: "We are extremely proud and honoured for Istanbul’s recognition as the Best MICE Destination Europe. The award highlights our strong team commitment and global campaign in working within the business and travel sector and becoming the discerning traveller's choice.
"We hope that this continues to contribute towards propelling the city to be the number one go-to destination in international meeting industry as is our goal. A magnet for dynamic and talented people from around the world, Istanbul is the ideal meetings and conventions destination with its vibrancy, modernity, top-notch infrastructure and enviable geographical position."
Istanbul recently retained its top ten position in the International Congress and Convention Association's latest world city rankings.
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