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Routes Focuses on the 'Golden Triangle'

Posted 09/03/2011 - Viewed 5551 time(s)


9 March, 2011, Berlin, Germany

A delegation from Routes, organisers of World Routes - the World Route Development Forum - to be held in Berlin, Germany, from 2-4 October 2011, are attending this year’s ITB Berlin.

They bring with them a simple yet significant message: the relationship between the aviation and tourism industries is one of vital interdependence, and World Routes is the place to facilitate the realisation of their common goals. At the heart of World Routes are the pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings between every type of airline, airport and tourism authority. These afford delegates the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the decision-makers in route development.

By getting directly involved in meeting airlines to encourage service to their region, tour operators and economic development agencies are able to work in collaboration with their airports to benefit their shared interests. The economic impact of attracting new routes is indisputable; as Cathy Tull, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, noted “The non-gaming economic impact of one British Airways flight from London to Las Vegas is currently $91million annually”. World Routes as well as regional Routes events are the places where these routes are discussed, as confirmed by Tull: “This flight was a result of attending previous Routes forums”.

Many airlines talk about the ‘golden triangle’ of collaboration between airlines, airports and tourism authorities. Routes is committed to better serving this combination of partners and to facilitating meaningful discourse between them.

Some of the tourism authorities expected to attend this year’s World Routes are Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority, Tourism Auckland and Visit Orlando.

In recognition of the growing involvement of the tourism industry in route development, Routes is launching the Routes Tourism Award at this year’s World Routes. The award will recognise excellence in route development and will be presented alongside the Routes Airport Marketing Awards and the ORBIS Social Responsibility Award at the Gala Dinner.

Anyone attending ITB who wishes to get any further information about Routes should visit the Berlin Airports stand (Hall 13, Stand 101).

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Notes to Editors

About Routes

- World Routes – The World Route Development Forum – is the world renowned annual airline and airport networking event. It facilitates and encourages the role of airports in the development of air services through organising global and region specific airline/airport networking forums.

- This year’s World Routes is taking place in Berlin, Germany, 2– 4 October 2011.

- Routes Regional events include Routes Americas, Routes Asia, Routes Europe, Routes Africa and Routes CIS.

- These events are supported by an online route development forum, Routesonline. The site provides airports with the ability to promote their market opportunities and acts as the airline industry’s central source of market data and route development information.

- Integrated into Routesonline is Route Exchange, the online trading zone for airline capacity. Airlines can actively campaign their target airports through this unique platform.

- Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester UK-based ASM Ltd., a consultancy specialising in the field of route development for airports:

- Both companies, and, were acquired by UBM Aviation in August 2010. UBM Aviation specialises in the supply of data and information products, market intelligence, news and events related to the global aviation industry. More information can be found at

- In April 2007, Routes won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2007. The award, for outstanding business performance and commercial success, recognised Routes’ sustained contribution to aviation route development through its innovative Regional and World Route Development Forums.

For further press information please contact:

Freddie Harrison

PR Executive

Routes (UBM Aviation)

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