Following a green light from the UK Government, the exhibitions industry will be resuming operations on October 1, 2020, allowing the World Travel Market London to occur between November 2-4.
This year’s exhibition will be focused on the concept of ‘recovery, rebuild and innovate’, with international travel and tourism leaders convening to discuss the future of the industry. The event will reflect the diverse needs of the travel and tourism industry by incorporating both a live event at ExCeL London and a virtual event, scheduled to take place online the week after.
Meanwhile, travel technology exhibition, Travel Forward, which is co-located with WTM London at the ExCeL Centre, will also be taking place this year, shedding light on the latest technology that will help to rebuild the industry.
The highest standards of health and safety will be strictly followed across all elements of the events this year with WTM London, Travel Forward and London Travel Week adhering to UK Government guidelines on social distancing and all other aspects of COVID-19 prevention.
Commenting on the resumption of the exhibition industry, event director, WTM London, Simon Press said: “This is truly fantastic news to hear with regards to not only our industry but also the thousands of companies we directly support through WTM London in the global travel and tourism industry.
“We look forward to welcoming people to London this November in a safe way and providing the platform to help our industry recover, rebuild and innovate. In the lead-up to the event, we will be in constant communication with the UK Government with regards to plans surrounding the NHS Nightingale hospital in London making sure to find a solution for all parties involved.
“By hosting both a live and virtual event as part of WTM London 2020 we will be providing a truly essential service for the global travel and tourism industry as it looks to rebound heading into 2021. We look forward to welcoming you once again to the event where Ideas Arrive – WTM London,” Press concluded.