San Sebastian ranked at an all-time high for international events by the ICCA

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the most prestigious in the sector, has ranked San Sebastian at 180 out of 1835 cities worldwide, on a par with considerably larger cities, such as Johannesburg, Las Vegas, Liverpool, and Malmo.

San Sebastian is ranked seventh for international congresses in Spain, only behind larger cities with greater infrastructures, such as Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia, and almost level with Seville, Salamanca, and Bilbao. It is ranked higher than cities with larger populations, such as Malaga and Granada. Through their Congresses and Events department Donostia San Sebastián Turismoa has opted to attract international congresses, given their qualitative value and because they help to both remove seasonality at the destination and raise its international profile.