Seychelles Minister heads for the Airline, Airport and Tourism Leaders Meeting in the USA

Published on : Monday, October 7, 2013

SeychellesAlain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture accompanied by Amy Michel, the Senior Marketing Executive at the Seychelles Tourism Board left Seychelles on Sunday to Las Vegas in the USA to participate in the world’s most important commercial aviation and tourism event of its kind that will take place on October 5-8, 2013.


This 2013 World ROUTES event is being co-hosted by Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport – the first time the event will be held in America.


World Routes is a significant part of the city’s strategy to increase air service and attract more visitors.


Around 300 airlines, 750 airports and over 100 Tourism Ministers and Tourism Boards CEOs are currently also heading to Las Vegas for World Routes, the 19th World Route Development Forum, to discuss the future of air services across the globe in more than 8,000 pre-arranged face-to-face meetings and three high-profile conferences.


World ROUTES have said that core to the event are the face-to-face meetings which take place between attending airlines, airports and tourism authorities providing airports and destinations with the opportunity to discuss their route with the carrier.


In addition, World Routes 2013 will see a number of content streams running throughout the event which will bring together leaders from across the industry to participate in discussions that will set the commercial and political agenda for the industry.


This Conference Programme includes the World Routes Strategy Summit, sponsored by Oman Airports Management Company and held in partnership with ICAO and the World Bank; the World Tourism Summit, sponsored by Brand USA and held in partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) and TTG; Invest and Manage and a programme of Routes Talks.


Taking place during this year’s World Routes will be the first meeting of Caribbean & Indian Ocean Vanilla islands. Chaired by Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture and the sitting President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands some 40 Tourism Ministers and CEOs of Island Tourism Destinations from the Caribbean and from the Indian Ocean Vanilla islands have been invited for a historic meeting of these two groups known as the Small Island States who are dependent on tourism for their economy.


High level speakers who have also confirmed their participation include Stephen Attenborough, Commercial Director, Virgin Galactic; Bob Jordan, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Southwest Airlines & President, AirTran Airways; Estuardo Ortiz, Chief Operating Officer & Executive VP, AviancaTaca; Lee McCabe, Head of Travel, Facebook; Christopher L Thompson, President & CEO, Brand USA; Stephanie Villedrouin, Minister of Tourism, Haiti; Prof.Jack Kasarda, Director – Centre for Air Commerce, University of North Carolina and Jaime Daly, CEO, Latin American Airport Holding (LAAH).


Source:- Seychelles Tourism

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