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Arab aviation summit ends on a high note

Arab aviation summit ends on a high note

The event also saw the launch of a programme for young minds

IFM Correspondent

September 25, 2014: The global demand for aircraft will stand at 27,000 in the next two decades, states a news report in Zawya. And, according to Paul-Franck Bijou, chief executive officer, Airbus ProSky, the Middle East region is the fastest growing as far as demand for aircraft is concerned. He said this at the fourth Arab Aviation and Media Summit (AAMS), which took place in Ras Al Khaimah on September 24, 2014.

The event, whose theme was Aviation and tourism: common vision and purpose, brought together international experts from both tourism and aviation fields. They discussed the impact the sector will have on the Arab world, both socially and economically.

This year's edition also witnessed the launch of 'The Little Engineer' workshop - an edutainment organisation dedicated to educating young minds through interactive programmes. The workshop aims to instill a passion for science, technology and engineering among young nationals.

Earlier, Steven Rice, chief executive officer, RAK Tourism & Development Authority said: "The fourth annual Arab Aviation and Media Summit is being hosted in Ras Al Khaimah at an exciting time for the aviation and tourism sectors in the emirate, with new world-class hotels and increased accessibility through Air Arabia's network helping to attract visitors. The growth witnessed by RAK is testament to the transformative power of aviation and tourism. We are glad to share our experience with industry peers and showcase the future potential that RAK holds during this year edition of the AAMS."

Gamal Sadek, regional director, Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism, GCC Representative Offices, said AAMS is a milestone in the aviation and tourism industry calendar of the region, as it promotes a stronger understanding of the sector's contribution to social and economic growth by engaging the media effectively. “We look forward to share the Sultanate of Oman experience in the development of Arab travel & tourism as well as shed light on the vast development currently taking place in Oman's tourism sector,” he said. 


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