Puerto Rico was selected Tuesday as the destination for the 9th “Routes Americas” event, which will take place Feb. 7-9, 2016 in San Juan.
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company will host the event, which is the route development forum for the entire Americas region, with the support of partners Aerostar Airport Holdings, LLC and Meet Puerto Rico.
“We are confident that the island will serve as the perfect backdrop to a very productive ‘Routes Americas.’ The island may be known for its white sand beaches, spectacular scenery and vibrant culture, but it is also a great place to do business,” said Ingrid I. Rivera-Rocafort, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.
Routes organizes airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums. The event is expected to draw more than 500 senior aviation industry professionals and generate some 2,000 room nights, the agency confirmed.
“We are thrilled to be taking Routes Americas to Puerto Rico in 2016. Its geographical and cultural position as the bridge between the Americas makes it an ideal host for the event and it will offer the added convenience for delegates that are U.S. citizens who have the advantage of entering Puerto Rico with no passport,” said Katie Bland, Director Routes for UBM EMEA, organizers of the event
“Puerto Rico is home to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in the Caribbean, providing excellent connectivity to both North and South America and whose complete remodeling will be ready for showcasing in 2016,” she said. “We look forward to working with Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Meet Puerto Rico, Aerostar and all of their partners over the coming 12 months.”
Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester UK‐based ASM Ltd., a consultancy specializing in the field of route development for airports.