Cape Town to host AviaDev

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AviaDev, the African aviation conference, will take place in Cape Town in June.

The networking event, which is entering its third year, initially took place in Kigali, alongside the African Hotel Investment Forum, and explored the link between aviation and hospitality development.

The organisers for AviaDev expect to welcome 250-300 delegates and 30 airlines later this year.

Bringing together airports, airlines, tourism authorities, governments and industry suppliers, AviaDev offers attendees the ability to pre-arrange meetings in professional surroundings, and the opportunity to hold high-level discussions with a wide range of current and prospective partners in an extremely time-efficient manner.

A major factor behind the move to Cape Town has been the sponsorship of the Cape Town Air Access Initiative.

The initiative has made aviation route development a strategic priority in its own efforts to promote the region as a destination to visit and to conduct business.

In the past year, Cape Town has gained 10 new routes and seen expansion of an additional 11 routes, resulting in a 25% increase in international passenger numbers for 2017.