Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa in Turkey has been selected to host the 53rd International Congress and Convention Association Congress (ICCA) in 2014.
The decision is the latest coup for the world-class property, with Cornelia also recognised by the World Travel Awards as the Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort last year.
The ICCA board took the decision to award the 2014 event to Cornelia at the IMEX 2011 exhibition in Frankfurt.
Beaten finalists in the bidding competition included Houston, USA, and Monterrey, Mexico.
The 53rd incarnation of the event will now be held in Antalya, Turkey, in the first week of November of 2014.
ICCA chief executive, Martin Sirk, said: “Each year the standard of bids for the ICCA Congress gets higher and higher, with exceptionally creative ideas and teamwork.
“Passing on the bad news to the unsuccessful candidates is probably the worst part of my job, since I know how much passion, hard work and inspiration went into creating the bids of Houston, Texas and Monterrey, Mexico.
“I know that both destinations will continue to enjoy tremendous success in the international meetings market.
“As for Antalya and the whole Turkish team, I offer my congratulations on a fantastic effort.”
The annual event is expected to bring together approximately 1,000 senior level professionals from the meetings industry for top quality networking, high-level education, exchange of business and tailor-made expert advice.
Later this year the Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa will host the prestigious World Travel Awards European Gala Ceremony.
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