The country’s aviation industry and tourism sector executives are looking forward to making use of the 2017 World Routes Forum scheduled for Barcelona, Spain to lure more airlines into the country’s skies and also market the country as an attractive destination.

Zimbabwe’s dream of becoming the regional aviation hub continues to gather momentum with more attention placed on sprucing up the aviation infrastructure and marketing the destination.

The country’s aviation and tourism industry stakeholders, who are set to take part at the 2017 World Routes Forum, are confident of attracting more airlines.

Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) Director Airports, Mr Tawanda Gusha said one of the key products which the country will be showcasing is the upgraded Victoria Falls International Airport.

In 2014, CAAZ together with its stakeholders and partners hosted the widely successful Routes Africa Forum in Victoria Falls.

The event attracted a record breaking 350 delegates to the resort town, promoting both tourism and aviation in the process.

The World Routes Forum brings together leading airlines, airports and their stakeholders to discuss future global air services.

This year’s edition of the forum runs from the 23rd to the 26th  of September and is expected to draw more than 3000 aviation professionals from 300 airlines, 700 airports and 130 tourism authorities.