The St. Kitts Tourism Authority was on hand for the 12th annual Routes Americas held at the Quebec City Convention Center in Quebec City last week.
The three-day event included a full program of conference sessions discussing the latest issues and challenges facing aviation in the Americas region and provided a platform for St. Kitts to meet with key airline decision makers.
Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant, Minister of Tourism, International Trade, Industry and Commerce for St. Kitts & Nevis, commented: “Our participation in Routes Americas each year is a key component of the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis’ airlift strategy to build out non-stop flights from select gateways in our source markets.”
The minister pointed out that: “Air service is vital to the development and growth of our tourism sector, so our meetings at this event with current aviation partners and those who will play a significant role in our strategic airlift expansion helps us ensure the success of our ongoing route development.”
Also representing St. Kitts at Routes Americas was Nick Menon, Chairman of the Board of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority; Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority; and Airlift Consultant Candice Kimmel, Founder and CEO of Adams Unlimited.
Throughout the course of the event, the St. Kitts delegation held meetings with top executives from airlines currently providing service to St. Kitts as well as those with strong potential for new route development. These executives were each presented with the business case for serving the destination from select gateway airports.
Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, observed: “We were fortunate to have a number of robust discussions with airlines we are targeting for new or expanded service for peak winter season next year and beyond.”
She added: “This year, St. Kitts has benefited from expanded service from our partners Air Canada, Delta, United and American as well as new service from Sun Country so our presence at Routes Americas is helping us work to continue this momentum.”
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The St. Kitts Tourism Authority delegation of (left to right) and Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority; Nick Menon, Chairman of the Board of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority; and Airlift Consultant Candice Kimmel, Founder and CEO of Adams Unlimited; at the 2019 Routes Americas event in Quebec City, Canada.