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World Routes and the Travel Foundation join forces for Year of Sustainable Tourism

The Travel Foundation, which works to increase the benefits of tourism for destinations, will curate a series of presentations and other live content for delegates, based around the theme: ‘growing the value of tourism’.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – World Routes, the unrivalled airline route development forum, and global tourism charity the Travel Foundation, will join forces for this year's event in Barcelona in September.

World Routes brings together leading airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss future global air services. It moves to a new city every year to highlight different destinations and markets to route development professionals.

The Travel Foundation, which works to increase the benefits of tourism for destinations, will curate a series of presentations and other live content for delegates, based around the theme: 'growing the value of tourism'.

The programme will focus on opportunities for destinations, and those who invest in them, to get more from the tourism they are developing – for businesses, communities and the environment.

The Travel Foundation will also be the official charity partner for World Routes, providing opportunities for all delegates to support the cause.

Steven Small, brand director of Routes (the organiser of World Routes events) said: "We are really proud to be working with the Travel Foundation, particularly during the UN's International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

"This partnership reflects UBM's commitment to sustainability. It highlights the increasing demand from our delegates for discourse around the future impact of tourism and the role aviation plays when developing and investing in destinations."

Salli Felton, CEO of the Travel Foundation, said: "This is an exciting new opportunity for us to engage with senior decision-makers at a time when they are growing or changing the nature of tourism, and planning for the future.

"Our programme of live content will explore how to manage the impact of these changes for the benefit of businesses, the economy, communities and the environment."

World Routes 2017 is taking place in Barcelona between 23 and 26 September. Around 3,000 delegates from 300 airlines, 700 airports and 130 tourism authorities are expected to attend.

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