Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone the 2020 edition of WTM Latin America due to the continuing escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil and Latin America.
Originally scheduled for October 2020, it is now planned that the event will take place on April 6, 7 and 8, 2021 at the same venue — Expo Center Norte in São Paulo.
In making the announcement, Reed Exhibitions said that its number one priority is the health and safety of all our visitors, exhibitors, partners and staff.
And it added that it has responded to the current pandemic situation through hosting ongoing conversations with our customers, always maintaining that their welfare is our number one priority.
However, the company said that due to the uncertainty in the region and around the world, with many of its clients facing company travel bans, it made the decision not to go ahead with the 2020 event.
As well, the company statement noted that it recognizes that businesses have to continue and with this in mind, over the coming months, it will be creating ways of keeping the travel community connected to support and collaborate to keep the world moving during this challenging period.
In November, Reed said that it will launch WTM Virtual, a digital event that will bring together the portfolio’s four brands – WTM Latin America, WTM Africa, ATM, WTM London and Travel Forward – to promote interaction between exhibitors and visitors, provide quality content and information on the tourist chain and other activities.
The statement concluded: “We want to thank you for your patience and support during this challenging and uncertain time. Please stay connected on our official channels for more news over the next few months.”