by Matt Alderton | May 10, 2019

For the last 40 years, China has been a rising star in the global economy. But it's not just economists who have been paying close attention to the country's growth. It's also meeting professionals, whose business prospects in China have skyrocketed in step with Chinese companies' ascendance.

In fact, China's meetings profiles has become so prominent that destination and event management company Pacific World recently named it No. 3 on its list of the top 10 most demanded destinations of 2019.

"China remains a strong player in the MICE market, with its staggering growth driving more interest from a wider swath of audiences," Pacific World stated in a press release, citing infrastructure improvements as yet another meetings catalyst within the country. "As more and more international and regional airlines open new routes to various cities, China's most-sought after destinations are becoming more accessible."

Even as new Chinese destinations emerge, the country's best-known hubs continue to dominate -- including Shanghai, China's largest city and a financial center of both regional and global import. There, new hotels are opening at a rapid clip in order to accommodate an influx of business travelers, including meeting and incentive groups.

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