Austin is now in the top 20 of the country’s most popular convention destinations. That’s according to event management company Cvent. It its 2013 rankings of the top U.S. cities for meeting and events, Austin ranks 20th out of the 50 top ranked U.S. cities.
Austin’s current position is four spots up from the company's 2012 rankings. And in its current location, Austin ranks right under major convention cities like Houston (19th) and Boston (18th).
Cvent's rankings accounted for a city’s number of hotels, hotel rooms and the total square feet of meeting space. Austin has 22,318 hotel rooms – ranking 14th in that category alone. But while Austin has more hotels than most of the cities on the list – it doesn’t have as much meeting space.