It’ s already been a record year for Routes activities which have been attended by over six, 100 people around the world. Here are some from the highlights!
The Every Star Island, Puerto Rico, was your destination for the first event of the season, Routes Americas. The US territory’ s i9000 aviation market has grown to almost eight. 8 million passengers a year plus tourism is vital to Puerto Rico’ s economy. It was a high user profile occasion with the governor of the tropical isle, Alejandro Garcí a Padilla, going to the event on the opening day. Assign numbers increased by 8% in order to 700 compared to 2015, making it one of the most successful Routes Americas to date. The big event was hosted by Puerto Vasto Tourism Company with support through Aerostar Airport Holdings and Meet up with Puerto Rico.
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The following event was Routes Asia that was hosted by the Philippine Department associated with Tourism in Manila. The Philippines’ famous beaches, mountains, rainforests, island destinations and rich cultural heritage are usually growing in popularity and its ‘ tiger cub’ economy is also gaining international interest. Over 900 delegates from 110 airlines and 220 airports plus destinations attended, including representatives through Air Asia, All Nippon Air passage, Qatar Airways, Philippine Airlines, Tiongkok Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Japan Air carriers and British Airways.
In March it was announced that Routes Asia will head to the Aussie city of Brisbane in 2018. The main city of the state of Queensland, Brisbane is a rising food and arts location which welcomed one million worldwide visitors last year. The event will be managed by a consortium comprising Brisbane Airport terminal Corporation, Brisbane Marketing, Tourism Sydney, Tourism Events Queensland and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Krakó w Airport managed Routes Europe in April — the first time that the event had occurred in Poland since it began within Warsaw in 2006. With its flourishing tourism and travel industries, Krakó w was an ideal destination for Paths Europe – the location attracted Europe’ s major airlines and a substantial number from Asiand The united states. Over 1, 200 people through 110 airlines, 310 airports plus 45 tourism authorities attended the big event.
The Routes The african continent forum followed in June managed by Tenerife Tourism Corporation along with support from the Canary Islands Government. Nearer to the African continent than the European mainland, Tenerife aims to become a connecting aviation hub or even ‘ logistical stepping stone’ among Africand the Americas and European countries. Nearly six million tourists visit the largest Canary Island every year as well as the event was a great opportunity to display the aviation industry why.
Shortly after Routes Africa happened it was announced that the Basque Govt and Basquetour will host Routes Europe in Bilbao in 2018. The Basque Country’ s visitor hotspots include the Basque Mountains, the particular Rioja Alavesa wine region, the particular resort town of San Sebastiá n and the 250km of seashores, estuaries, cliffs and fishing towns that run along the Basque Coastline. The event will be held in the regenerated city of Bilbao which has been placed securely on the tourist map since the Guggenheim Museum opened in 1997.
The highlight of the Ways year – the World Routes forum – was held in the boom city of Chengdu at the end of September. The biggest city in western Chinand something of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Chengdu has both a thriving economic climate and tourism industry – second . 3 million overseas visitors journeyed there in 2015 to see destinations such as the Chengdu Research Base associated with Giant Panda Breeding. Chengdu can also be set to benefit from the International Air Transportation Association’ s prediction that China’ s aviation market will surpass the USA as the busiest in the most frantic world by 2024.
The high demand for air solutions made Chengdu a popular destination for Entire world Routes 2016 – 3, a hundred delegates from the international route growth community made the trip to Tiongkok to attend the event. One of the most memorable occasions was Singapore’ s Changi Airport terminal winning the World Routes Marketing Honours in the stunning New Century Global Center, the particular world’ s largest building simply by floor capacity.
Afterwards in the autumn it was announced that the very first Australian Planet Routes will take place within 2019. South Australian Tourism Payment, Tourism Australiand Adelaide Airport terminal won the bidding process to keep the event in the city of Adelaide. Southern Australia appeals to visitors as a single stop destination for world class wine, unsurpassed produce and unique native animals.
The last major statement of the year was that Steven Little has been appointed brand director associated with Routes with responsibility for proceeding the business. Steven joins Routes upon 1 February 2017 from Marketing and advertising Liverpool where he is currently head associated with tourism. He previously held older positions at Marketing Manchester in order to attract major new events plus conferences to the city.
It’ h been an incredibly busy year plus 2017 promises to be just as complete. Here’ s what’ s springing up:
Hopefully to see you at an event the coming year!