African states must work together to open the continent’s skies in order to maximise the potential of the tourism sector, according to World Travel & Tourism Council president David Scowsill. Speaking at the World Routes Strategy Summit in Durban, Scowsill hailed the success of air liberalising initiatives across the world and called on Africa’s governments to put aside decades of differences, to heed the success of open skies reforms across the world by fully implementing open skies across the continent.
Africa is set to develop the world’s fastest growing tourism market over the next ten years, alongside Asia-Pacific, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. This will be the key message of WTTC president David Scowsill when he delivers his keynote speech to aviation and travel industry leaders at the World Route Development Forum taking place at the Durban International Conference Centre.
Senior figures from the aviation industry are signing up in force to speak at this year`s World Routes Strategy Summit which, held in partnership with ICAO and the World Bank, will take place alongside World Routes in Chicago, September 20-23, 2014.
Representatives of UBM Live announced today during a press conference and signing ceremony that Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has successfully won a highly-competitive bid to bring World Routes, the 22nd World Route Development Forum to Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.
As a successful World Routes event in Las Vegas draws to a close Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport have officially handed the event over to the City of Chicago Department of Aviation and Choose Chicago, the city’s tourism organisation for the 2014 event.
In a little over five weeks’ time World Routes, the 19th World Route Development Forum takes place in Las Vegas and organisers of the event are expecting more senior industry figures to be in attendance than at any previous Routes event.
With World Routes fast approaching, over 215 airlines have already confirmed their participation at Routes with attendance 7% up year on year compared with last year’s World Routes in Abu Dhabi which saw over 650 Airline delegates in attendance.
Brand USA, the nation’s public-private partnership dedicated to increasing international visitation to the United States through marketing and promotional efforts, today announced an agreement to serve as official tourism partner for World Routes Development Forum, the world’s largest airline conference, October 5th-8th.
It was announced today at the BRICS Summit, which is currently taking place in Durban, South Africa that KwaZulu-Natal Province will play host to the 21st World Route Development Forum. The event will take place at ICC Durban from September 20th -22nd 2015.
Today saw the official launch of the 19th World Route Development Forum which will take place on October 5-8, 2013 co-hosted by Las Vegas Convention&Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.
Abu Dhabi Airports Company has presented the key sponsors of the 18th World Route Development Forum. Etihad Airways, Mubadala Aerospace, Department of Transport - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, and ADNOC Distribution will support ADAC as host partners of the Forum.