The 2020 Arabian Travel Mart that was initially postponed to June because of the coronavirus has now been shifted to 2021. The trade show will now be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre on May 16th-19th next year. In the meanwhile, Arabian Travel Market will offer an online event between June 1st-3rd.
Virtual event to be held in the interim
The virtual event will offer webinars, live conference sessions, speed networking events, and one-on-one meetings. All of this is designed to deliver positive business and networking opportunities to the travel and tourism industry in the Middle East.
An official statement read: “In light of the changing global situation relating to the COVID-19 virus, we have continued to monitor the impact it is having not just on our industry, but on society in general. Many meetings took place with the Dubai World Trade Centre and we reviewed other options to organize an event in the last quarter. However, after consultation with our key stakeholders and after listening to our industry, ultimately it became apparent that the best course of action is to postpone the event to 2021.”
The organizers also thanked everyone for their support towards the Arabian Travel Mart being postponed. “Once again, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued patience and ongoing support and we look forward to welcoming you to Arabian Travel Market in 2021, which we believe will coincide with our industry, well on its way towards full recovery.”