International Air Travel Association selects Cape Town

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has chosen Cape Town's International Convention Centre to host the 69th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (WATS) from 2-4 June 2013.

Cape Town was 54th in ICCA's Country and City rankings report 2011
Cape Town was 54th in ICCA's Country and City rankings report 2011

This year’s AGM and WATS in Beijing attracted 750 airline industry leaders representing IATA’s 242 member airlines. A further 350 journalists representing major media outlets from around the world also attended.

South African Airways is set to be host airline to the conference and hopes to address, amongst other issues, air travel safety in Africa.

Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of IATA, said: "South Africa will be a great location for the 2013 AGM and WATS. Air connectivity is key to South Africa’s economic success, contributing 2.1 per cent to the country’s GDP."
 
Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold, said: "Direct air access to and from key source markets and developing markets remains a critical issue for Cape Town.

"The hosting of this conference is an excellent opportunity for Cape Town to showcase our multi-faceted destination whilst also contributing to our reputation as a 365-day business destination."

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