Arabian Travel Market postponement in best interest of industry – Reed Exhibition

by Olamilekan Okeowo

Reed Exhibition, the organizer of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has revealed that the postponement of the ATM 2020 was in the best interest of the industry.

The event which was due to take place between April 19 – 22 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has now been postponed to 28th June – 1st July 2020.

The organizer has now come out to say that the decision to postpone the event was taken in the best interest of the industry and after due consultation with all relevant stakeholders

“We at Arabian Travel Market want to express our concern for everyone impacted by coronavirus. Like all of you, we have carefully monitored the global health crisis related to COVID-19 coronavirus. Our top priority is the health and safety of everyone involved in Arabian Travel Market; employees, partners, customers and exhibitors. Due to the escalation of the COVID-19 epidemic around the world, after consultation with all our stakeholders, the venue management, supporting associations, and in alignment with the advice from the UAE public health authorities regarding travel to and from impacted countries, we have taken the decision to postpone our event which was due to take place on 19 – 22 April 2020 in Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)” a statement from Reed Exhibition reads.

The organizer further went on to state that they are liaising with all the relevant stakeholders in order to be able to organise an event that will provide effective participation and experience for all.

“Whilst the UAE is following the strictest medical and hygiene protocols in line with international standards, we have made this decision in the best interest of the industry to enable us to organise an event which provides effective participation and experience for all. The announcement has been made at the earliest opportunity to give as much notice as possible to all stakeholders enabling them to make the necessary arrangements to reschedule their plans. We are fully aware of the important role that ATM 2020 plays for industry professionals across the Middle East region and beyond, we are grateful for the full endorsement that we have received from our customers and partners.

Moving forward, we are continuing to liaise directly with all relevant stakeholders in the United Arab Emirates and Dubai authorities on a regular basis, whilst monitoring and complying with the World Health Organisation guidance, and rest assured we will keep you informed of any new developments as we receive them” the statement concluded.

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