Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020
Initially the tradeshow was postponed until June and organisers have now bowed to the inevitable in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
A statement mentioned that -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 organise 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.
Arabian Travel Market will now be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre on May 16th-19th next year and these later date follows the holy month of Ramadan and the Eid Al Fitr celebrations.
Meanwhile, Arabian Travel Market will offer an online event on June 1st-3rd.
The new ATM Virtual Event is designed to deliver positive business and networking opportunities to the travel and tourism community in the Middle East.
It will offer webinars, live conference sessions, speed networking events and one-on-one meetings and more information will be sent to delegates in due course.
The organisers concluded in the statement that- 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.