CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, COLOMBIA, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - After a record
breaking event in Cartagena, which saw over 400 delegates in attendance
Sociedad Aeroportuaria de la Costa S.A (SACSA) have handed the event
over to El Salvador the host destination of the 7th Routes Americas event which will take place in early 2014.
The Honourable Minister of Tourism Mr. José Napoleón Duarte Durán was
instrumental in securing the hosting of the 2014 event which will
welcome the region's aviation industry leaders to El Salvador and show
what the country can offer as a tourist destination as well as its
great potential for business.
Speaking during the handover ceremony which took place today in
Cartagena at the 6th Routes Americas event, Ms. Sandra Trujillo Vélez, Honorary Consul to El
Salvador said: "For El Salvador it will be an honour to host this
great event in 2014, and we expect to see all of you next year in our
country so you can experience the warmth of our people."
"After such a successful event here in Cartagena we are eagerly awaiting
next year's event," said Nigel Mayes, VP & Commercial for Routes.
Mayes continued: "Routes Americas has potential for even more growth
and we are again expecting record numbers to come to El Salvador. We
are delighted to be taking Routes Americas to this fast emerging
tourist destination with its impressive record of adding a new
international air service every year since 2009. Our delegates will be
able to see all that El Salvador has to offer and come to one event and
discuss market opportunities for the entire Americas region."
El Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in
Central America and transfer time from place to place does not exceed
30 minutes. It is a versatile country which combines ancient culture
with modern life and mixes business with nature. Since El Salvador
adopted the US Dollar as its legal currency in 2001 it has become an
international tourist destination for more than 1.6 million travellers
due to the economic stability provided by this change in currency.
El Salvador Airport's location, at only 27m above sea level makes it one
of the safest airports in the region with one of the longest runways in
Central America. A renovation project costing $32 million has been
approved and works will be ongoing until January 2014, just prior to
Routes Americas which will take place in February. This project will
significantly improve passenger experience and assist airlines to
improve their operational performance.
Every year since 2009 the airport has attracted a new international
airline including Iberia, Spirit, Air Transat and, more recently,
Aeromexico. The airport is also a Hub for one of the fastest growing
airlines in Latin America; Avianca-Taca connecting passengers to South,
Central and North America with more than 10 non-stop flights.
Notes to Editors
Routes organises world-renowned 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. http://www.routesonline.com
Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester UK-based ASM Ltd.,
a consultancy specialising in the field of route development for
Routes and ASM were acquired by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd in August
2010. From 1st August 2012 Routes, ASM and the Airport Cities Conference and
Exhibition become part of the UBM Live division of UBM plc.
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