Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced dates for the three spring global trade shows in its World Travel Market (WTM) portfolio after a wave of cancellations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. WTM – Latin America, Arabian Travel Market and Africa Travel Week, which comprises of World Travel Market – Africa and International Luxury Travel Market Africa, will all return in 2021.
Arabian Travel Market will now take place on 16-19 May next year at the Dubai World Trade Centre, United Arab Emirates. WTM- Latin America, originally due to begin in March, will be held from 20-22 October this year at the same venue, Expo Center Norte, in São Paulo. Meanwhile, Africa Travel Week will be postponed until 2021 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
“Visitor registration remains valid for the new event dates and anyone who has booked travel and/or hotel accommodation should contact their respective tour operator, airline and hotel they booked with,” Reed said in a statement.
Claude Blanc, WTM portfolio director, said: “We are constantly reviewing the situation around Covid-19 and the impact on our events in line with local and national government and public health advice and World Health Organisation guidelines. Our policies reflect those of the country governments in which our events take place.”