Top tourism representatives from Gibraltar have attended a major aviation forum in Morocco to consolidate existing and promote new links with the Rock.
Minister for business and tourism Vijay Daryanani was accompanied by tourist board CEO Kevin Bossino at the CONNECT Route Development Forum in Tangier.
Bringing together airlines, airports and tourism decision makers with the objective of connecting and driving the future of aviation, the conference provided the Gibraltarian delegation with the opportunity to meet with airlines that currently fly to Gibraltar as well as those that are being targeted to enter the Gibraltar market, especially from Morocco.
“Attracting airlines to Gibraltar is an extremely difficult job, even more so in today’s economic climate,” said Daryanani, “but we have to continue trying. On this occasion we have given extra emphasis to engaging with airlines that fly from Morocco, as we feel that it is imperative to have air links if we want to attract tourism and business from there.
“Many issues come into play, such as the size of aircraft and the financial viability of flying to Gibraltar. We will keep on trying our best to achieve our goal as it is important to have these links with our Moroccan friends for commercial and humanitarian purposes.”