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COMPARISON WITH THE REGION

As the capital of Macedonia Skopje is a crossroads of international paths and has all the predispositions to develop the meetings industry. It still has a long way of investing in infrastructure. A near neighbour is the Greek city Thessaloniki, which is far more developed and hosts up to 15 international congresses annually, in comparison to Skopje which only hosts 1 according to ICCA. In Skopje, a convention can be organized with some effort, yet for a serious breakthrough, it needs to look to its neighbours for a model of successful development – the Thessaloniki Convention and Visitors Bureau, which combines over 100 members.

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MTLG INDEX / 2019 EDITION

DESTINATION CAPACITY

The number of 4* and 5* category hotel rooms: 2,350
The number of 4* and 5* category hotels: 25
Banquet hall maximum capacity: 500
The largest hall in the city (in m2): 10,900 m2
Destination population: 546,824
Maximum hall capacity in theatre style: 2,346

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DESTINATION INDICATORS 2019

ICCA Index – worldwide ranking – numbers of meetings241 / 2.00
ACI Airport Connectivity Index557 / 2.76
Numbeo Quality of Life Index105,30 / 2.14
Numbeo Safety Index54,76 / 3.01

MTLG CATEGORY

L  MEETING DESTINATION

Destinations that can host up to 2000 congress attendees.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE

SKOPJE INDIVIDUAL GRADES 2019 
Natural and cultural factors:4.50
General and transport infrastructure:4.35
Tourist infrastructure:4.64
Meeting infrastructure:4.38
Subjective grade:4.56
Marketing Buzz:3.18
ICCA index:2.00
Numbeo quality of life Index:2.14
Numbeo Safety Index:3.01
ACI Airport Connectivity Index2.76
DESTINATION MARK:3.55