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TURKS AND CAICOS PROMOTES AIRPORT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AT ITB BERLIN

« 30-03-2010 »TURKS AND CAICOS PROMOTES AIRPORT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AT ITB BERLIN

Representatives of the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) in cooperation with the Tourist Board recently attended ITB Berlin, the world’s leading Travel Trade Show.  

While in Berlin, TCI representatives met with over 20 European tour operators from the UK, Germany, France and Switzerland. With plans on the way to redevelop the Provo International Airport by 2012, the Turks and Caicos contingent was able to initiate talks of increased airlift for the 2011/12 summer and winter seasons with those representatives who normally plan their marketing strategies a year in advance.

TCHTA’s CEO Caesar Campbell who attended the Travel Show with the support of the Tourist Board noted, “The announcement of Providenciales International Airport (PLS) redevelopment project is good news for our tourism industry as we will now be able to accommodate long-haul aircrafts as large as Boeing 777s. Our participation at ITB this year allowed us to meet with our travel partners and promote the exciting news, which bodes well for non-stop flights to and from the UK and Europe in the not too distant future.”

Further, he said that “The European market, including the UK, continues to be a growth market for the TCI given British Airways ’ reported increase in business to the TCI, and their projections look strong for this year, thus far. We expect business from this market to increase exponentially when the airport redevelopment, particularly the runway, is completed."

The five day Travel Trade Show was attended by more than 180,000 visitors and saw over 10,000 exhibitors from 180 countries presenting their products and services which covered the entire added-value chain of the international travel industry.

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