ROUTES AFRICA LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AWAY
The Kempinski Seychelles Resort at Baie Lazare was chosen as the befitting venue for the Routes Africa 2012 Conference, due to take place on the Seychelles main island of Mahe from July 08th 10th.
The annual series of Routes conferences will continue in a few days in Tallinn / Estonia where over 80 airlines will brainstorm together with civil aviation authorizes, airports and tourist boards, amongst other participants, a record number by the way for the European regional event and when Routes Africa goes underway there too key airlines and stakeholders will join their hosts, the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority, the Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles, the official carrier for the event, to discuss how to better link Africa to the rest of the world and more important, how to link Africa and the Indian Ocean islands better amongst themselves. Notably have all three of the Gulfs mega carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways indicated their participation, joined by a host of African airlines including South African Airways.
Media partners eTurboNews are joined by ATW, Airline Weekly, Air Transport News, TTG and Logistics Update Africa and Routes TV will via mark.gray and importantly is the Twitter handle @routesonline providing updates through the hash tag #RoutesAfrica. Routes is also found on Facebook and LinkedIn to further use key social networks to promote the events and inform participants and other interested parties of the results and resolutions of the respective regional conferences, before the annual global Routes Conference then wraps up 2012.
Routes Africa is supported by AFRAA, the African Airline Association, the Airports Council International and the Airline Association of Southern Africa, all key partners in the aviation industry on the continent.
The Seychelles Tourism Board has been using their presence this week at INDABA in Durban to actively promote event participation, and the RETOSA Board of Directors meeting, which brings together the tourism ministers from the SADC region, will take place in Victoria immediately prior to the Routes Africa Conference, offering yet more opportunities to network and explore future cooperation through increased airlinks with and within the continent of Africa. Watch this space.