ILTM and WTM and Africa 2020 cancel events over rapid spread of COVID-19

March 16, 2020 / Comments (0)


Reed Exhibitions Africa has confirmed that Africa Travel Week, which comprises of World Travel Market Africa and International Luxury Travel Market Africa, due to take place in April this year, will now be postponed following the escalation of COVID-19 Coronavirus around the world. The event will now take place again in 2021.

In a statement, Carol Weaving, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions Africa said, “We have had to respond to the current coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and the ongoing conversations with our customers whose welfare is our number one priority. Due to the uncertainty in the region and around the world, with many of our clients facing company travel bans, we have taken the decision to postpone the event to 2021, which was due to take place from 02 – 08 April 2020. Our thoughts are with all those affected in these difficult times.”

Ms. Weaving thanked the industry for their support during these unprecedented times. She assured all buyers and exhibitors and industry partners that they will be contacted in the coming days.

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