About Us

Launched in 2010, Global Travel Investments Limited (GTI) mission statement has been to invest in highly innovative travel business opportunities and help turn these into reality. GTI is a business intelligence, events, training and exhibitions company.

Headquartered in Manchester city centre, at the Bank of England building, it has 6 offices worldwide. GTI has a success track record in global operations with a range of projects in the fields of air transport and travel. Global Travel Investments Ltd is chaired by Michael James Howarth.

2021 Hilton Heathrow

  • 150 Attendees
  • 65 Companies
  • 25 Countries

2022 Raffles Istanbul

  • 300+ Attendees
  • 133 Companies
  • 35 Countries

2023 Grand Hyatt SFO

  • 500+ Attendees
  • 275 Companies
  • 70+ Countries

Mike Howarth

AIRTAXI World Congress is led by the Chairman of Global Travel Investments, Mike Howarth, whose key background highlights include: ​
  • Executive roles at Manchester Airport and after, Business Air/Lufthansa
  • Founder of World Routes, Routes Europe, Routes Asia, Routes Americas, Routes Africa, Routes CIS
  • Presented with Queen’s Award for Enterprise
  • Served on UK Government’s Airport Advisory Council
  • Founder of Global Travel Investments, Air Service World Congress and AIRTAXI World Congress

Mark ter Hove


"This may just turn out to be THE aviation event of the year! The worlds of Urban Air Mobility and the Airlines coming together"

Amit Dutta

Fly Blade

"FlyBlade India and Eve Air Mobility have formed strategic partnership at AIRTAXI World Congress for an order of up to 200 eVTOLs, service and support"

Kai-Tse Lin

Bellwether Industries

"At AIRTAXI World Congress we have met an investor, who is now key partner of ours"

Achim Kostron


"1-to-1 meetings was such a great and efficient aspect of the event"

Gabriele Teofili

Rolls Royce

"We will participate as this is strategic meeting for my role"


Monaco Civil Aviation Authority

"We are very interested in your Air Taxi Congress!"

Elizabeth Chau


"The programme is very impressive and exciting!"

Cristina Pastor

Airports of Catalunya

"The first congress has met my expectations and there is so much that we need to do now to catch up with the industry"