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Aviation: Taxes, connectivity and sustainable tourism – barriers and opportunities to grow” 

Aviation: Taxes, connectivity and sustainable tourism – barriers and opportunities to grow” 

Airports of Mauritius hosted the 27th ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition. Today the ACI World Annual General Meeting concluded in Mauritius. Airports are a component of a dynamic industry, continually causing and adapting to change, whether from technological developments inside of or external to the industry, generational, regional or local demographic shifts, geopolitical trends or shocks or other forces. The theme of the conference was “Bold leadership in a time of change.”

As the only airline executive to be on the programme Vijay Poonoosamy, Vice President International Affairs for Etihad Aviation moderated a panel.

Extracts from remarks by the moderator Vijay Poonoosamy,  and President of Hermes.

“According to a World Travel and Tourism Council report the Travel and Tourism sector generated in 2016 more than 292 million jobs globally – that’s 1 in 10 jobs – and its global economic impact is more than 7.6 trillion USD.

It is clearly in the vested interests of all those who benefit from travel and tourism to do what it takes to not only ensure that nothing is done to clip the wings of a sector that creates jobs and makes economies and communities take off but to also ensure that everything is done to develop a strategic and holistic roadmap to promote its safe, secure, sustainable and seamless growth.

The future is no longer what it used to be but all aviation Stakeholders will need to work together to ensure that aviation is able to deliver its full social and economic value.

To that end, we must address smartly and intelligently the issues of taxes, connectivity, and sustainability.

Click here to read what was discussed on taxes, sustainability, connectivity – and the conclusion.