07 Apr 14

GTB to attend ROUTES Europe

GTB to attend ROUTES Europe
Gibraltar Tourist Board (GTB) will be participating in this year’s edition of the ‘Routes
Europe’ forum which takes place in Marseille, France between 6th-8thApril.
The three-day event brings together representatives of European airlines, airports,
tourism authorities and provides opportunities for the discussion of new aviation route
development proposals.
Over 1,100 aviation professionals representing 110 airlines are expected to attend.
Six thousand pre-arranged meetings are scheduled with numerous talks by top level
industry speakers.
‘Routes’ is a private company which organises international networking events
through its World Route Development Fora in key markets throughout the world.
Europe forms the largest regional ‘Routes’ event and is an essential gathering point
for aviation companies seeking to conduct business to, from and within the
European region.
Minister for Tourism, Commercial Affairs, Public Transport and the Port, Neil Costa
MP, said he was delighted that the GTB is attending ‘Routes Europe’ and other
international gatherings of this nature with the potential to attract new business to
Gibraltar.
Mr Costa declared that the Gibraltar team will be able to promote the airline facilities
available locally to participating global company executives as part of his ministry’s
concerted efforts to further boost the Rock as a tourist destination.
He added: “This event draws some of the most influential aviation professionals from
across the world. It is appropriate that we should be attending what is considered to
be one of the most important of its kind in the airline route development calendar, to
see whether we can forge useful commercial contacts from which we can
subsequently benefit.”
The event is hosted by Marseilles-Provence, the airport authority for the Marseille
area which is recognised as the gateway for the south of France. It is among the
busiest airports in Europe.