Hosting a Routes event places your organisation and destination at the centre of a forum dedicated to nurturing partnerships between airlines, airports, tourism authorities and economic development agencies.
Aviation is a vital component of the global economy, supporting 28.8 million jobs and accounting for $1.8 trillion of global GDP in 2019 alone. It will be critical in enabling future economic recovery from the short and long-term effects of COVID-19.
Routes events are not your typical events; The economic impact of hosting is multifaceted; host cities are provided with a unique platform to increase connectivity to their destination which cannot be achieved by a traditional conference or event attendance alone.
What are the benefits of hosting a Routes event?
Routes hosts hold a unique position as they form the epicentre of an event and are presented with the opportunity to showcase their city and airport(s) to potential new airline customers, visitors, and industry partners.
The economic impact of hosting a Routes event
Our events provide an opportunity for airlines, airports and tourism authorities to meet, negotiate and build relationships that will go on to shape future air route networks. Learn more about the long-term benefits World Routes and regional events could have on your city by downloading our Economic Impact Studies (EIS).
For over 25 years, World Routes has provided a platform for the world’s airlines, airports, tourism authorities and aviation stakeholders to present new market opportunities on a global scale. World Routes has proven to deliver over 1 million additional passengers after three years for a typical host.
Routes Americas is the only route development event that unites the entire Americas region. Previous Routes Americas events have taken place in Indianapolis, Indiana, Québec City, Canada and Quito, Ecuador. Regional routes events have proven to deliver $27.89m growth in airport operations.
As the leading route development event in the region, Routes Europe has allowed European airlines, airports and destinations to experience exponential growth, with 67% of regional Routes hosts agreeing that the event has directly resulted in a boost in air connectivity.
Having attracted over 1,800 senior decision-makers from Asia’s air service development community over the last three years Routes Asia provides the perfect platform for aviation stakeholders to expand their connections and discuss route development opportunities.
What previous hosts say
“As the first U.S. destination to host World Routes in 2013, it is an honour to once again showcase our city to the decision makers in the aviation world. Tourism is the driving force of the Las Vegas economy and convenient and efficient air service is crucial in maintaining and growing the visitor base.”Steve Hill, CEO & President, LVCVA, (former World Routes 2013 and Routes Americas 2017 hosts)
“Routes Europe allowed us to increase the awareness of the city, put Budapest on the map and show hidden treasures to those decision makers who never been to Budapest before. It’s hard to judge what would have been the growth level without the event, but it definitely contributed to our 54 percent growth since 2013.”Kam Jandu, Chief Commercial Officer, Budapest Airport (former Routes Europe 2013 hosts)
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Previous and Future Routes Events
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