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World Routes opens first US event

Around 300 airlines 750 airports and more than 100 destinations headed to this week Las Vegas for World Routes the UK-based organisers said.

World Routes, the 19th World Route Development Forum, is set up for participants 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.

The event took place on 5-8 October 2013, co-hosted by Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

Speaking at the opening media briefing in Terminal 3 of Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Nigel Mayes, VP Commercial – Routes, UBM Live said “Las Vegas attracts nearly 40 m visitors a year and I´m pleased we are able to bring some more high profile visitors to the city. We have over 2,700 aviation decision-makers attending this year, including almost 150 C-level delegates, which is the largest core World Routes delegation we have ever had.”

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 saw a number of content streams running throughout the event. The conference programme included 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, the International Coalition of Tourism Partners and TTG; Invest and Manage and a programme of Routes Talks.

Routes organises airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums. Each year, there is one global event and one regional event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and CIS respectively.

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