Dubai and Cape Town sign up to BestCities pact

Cape Town and Dubai have been accepted as members of worldwide convention bureau alliance BestCities.net. The cities join existing members Boston, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Vancouver. The new members will be required to adhere to the BestCities.net Meeting Planner Service Commitment and its Service Charter, designed to offer meeting planners a guaranteed standard of service. “We’ve joined because we wanted to benchmark the bureau’s performance against the best in the world,” said Cape Town Convention Bureau chief executive Rick Taylor. Dubai Convention Bureau chief executive Awadh Al Seghayer said the emirate stood “to profit hugely from the input of the other partners”.

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