Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017
A convention this week might just help Las Vegas to draw enormous number of tourists as it always wishes to. The Routes America conference attracts highest number of airlines, airports and tourism professionals around the globe creating new aviation services. For the second time, Routes America will be having its conference in Las Vegas with a record number of 820 delegates with 2,700 meetings.
To quote, Chris Jones, chief marketing officer for the Clark County Department of Aviation, ‘’ the benefit of this type of event is more than fivefold. It brings in airlines from all around the world, and you’re able to meet with them one on one, in quick succession. Instead of having to travel to Mexico or Argentina or Brazil to meet with them in different headquarters and the expenses and time that that would entail, they all come into one place. The goal is to end it with an announcement that they’re going to add new air service to Las Vegas.”
The event paid dividend in 2013 when it took place for the first time in Las Vegas. To quote, McCarran Jones, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, ‘’ this type of convention is one that we establish business relationships working on the possibility of bringing a plane in. There are lots of dynamics that go into that,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the LVCVA. “That’s why this is such a critical type of convention for us to attend as a destination, but more importantly to have those route planners here to determine where we’re going to put those planes.”