Director of Tourism Donovan White met with route development professionals during World Routes 2018 in Guangzhou China. With China being one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world, the Director is continuing Jamaica’s push to grow tourist arrivals from Asia. World Routes, dubbed “ the Olympics” and “World Expo” in the civil aviation community, attracted more than 3500 guests, including airport administrative organizations, governments and travel agencies from 115 countries – a record high since the first edition in 1995. The event presents an unrivalled platform for route development professionals to discuss, develop and plan network strategy.
WORLD AVIATION INDUSTRY MAINTAINS RAPID GROWTH – World Routes 2018 continued its trend of generating international routes for China. In 2017, China opened 382 new international routes, increasing total international routes to 1,634, which doubled the number from 2015. Destination Jamaica participated in this year’s staging of World Routes as the meeting provides an opportunity to engage senior decision makers from the world’s top aviation organizations to secure new routes and increased airlift to the destination.