Monday, April 30, 2012

■ ROUTES AFRICA 2012: Registration Now Open.

Registration for Routes Africa 2012, the bringing together of airline route planners, airports and tourism authorities to discuss new and existing air services within Africa, to be held in Victoria, Seychelles this year from 8 July 2012 to 10 July 2012. 

The event will be hosted by the Seychelles Tourism Board in partnership with the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority.

On the agenda this year will be  "Unlocking the market – Liberalization Vs. Competition", "Safety, Security & Standards" and "The Road to Recovery – Rebuilding & Looking to the Future".
Latest reports state that Etihad, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Air Seychelles, Arik Air and South African Airlines have already registered, whilst airports scheduled to attend include those from Mozambique, Ghana and Tanzania, with Dallas Fort-Worth and Copenhagen also on the roster. 

This year will also see the likely participation of cruise companies according to Seychellois Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St. Ange, for whom, Africa and in particular, the Indian Ocean, is a large market.

This annual event is the only network development forum for the entire African region and, this year, will build on the successes of previous events.

For More Info & To Register for Routes 2012, Click Here.