Singapore has once again topped the list as the world's most popular city for international meetings, conventions and other assorted gabfests.
According to the Union of International Associations – yes, it's an association for associations – Singapore beat out Euro-faves Brussels, Vienna, Paris and London, along with Asian pow-wow powerhouses Seoul and and Tokyo, as the number one destination for international meetings in 2012.
Of just under 10,500 meetings recognised and reported by the UIA through the Yearbook of International Organisations and in the International Congress Calendar, 9.5 percent took place in the Lion City.
It's the sixth year in a row that Singapore has taken the conference and congress crown, due to the city's "international appeal, strategic location and access to key Asian markets" according to the Singapore Tourism Board.
Add in the booming restaurant scene, new sights such as Gardens By The Bay and a dollop of after-hours shopping, and Singapore is sitting pretty.
One of the next major Singapore events for the travel sector will the travel trade festival Travel Rave 2013, to be held over October 21-25.
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David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.