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AIG lent its support to the 3rd annual Jordan Travel Mart, held on the 22nd and 23rd of February, 2010 at the Dead Sea.
Organized by the Jordan Tourism Board, the Jordan Travel Mart is an interactive conference that aims to bolster the Jordanian tourism industry by promoting local products and services to international buyers and distributors. The conference featured the participation of buyers from USA, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and Latin America, and included a series of presentations and seminars that served to promote Jordan as an active tourism and investment landscape.
AIG’s sponsorship of the event is in support of the national efforts to promote Jordan as a tourism destination and create awareness on the depth and variety of Jordan’s growing tourism sector.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor the Jordan Travel Mart 2010,” commented AIG’s CEO Curtis Grad. “This conference is a prime opportunity to promote Jordan as an attractive destination for both tourism and commerce, building strong and sustainable tourism and transportation sector for the country.”
During the first day of the event Grad delivered a presentation on AIG’s recent accomplishments and the various developments taking place at QAIA.
“With the global economic downturn and the H1N1 flu crisis, 2009 was a challenging year,” added Grad,. ”however QAIA saw solid growth in 2009, with passenger traffic up 6.5% over the previous year, and 2010 also looks promising in terms of growth and new routes.”
The new terminal at QAIA is scheduled to open in spring 2012, offering passengers and visitors state of the art facilities and world-class services. The new building is slated to be one of the most advanced terminals in the region, with a capacity to cater to more than 9 Million passengers annually.
The rehabilitation and expansion works at QAIA are well underway with the new passenger terminal extending over 100,000 square meters. AIG, under the terms of a 25 year concession agreement with the Jordanian government, is responsible for the operation of the airport, the rehabilitation of existing facilities and the construction of the new terminal.
AIG is a Jordanian company with private shareholding by Invest AD Company (UAE), Noor Financial Investment Company (Kuwait), Edgo Group (Jordan), Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Limited (Cyprus), J&P-Avax (Greece) and Aéroports de Paris Management (France).