A later show: heeding the advice of UAE public health authorities. Credit: Reed Travel Exhibitions
DUBAI - Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced that it has postponed Arabian Travel Market (ATM). The new show dates are from 28 June - 1 July 2020, at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE.
It said in a statement: "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).
"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, and ensure even stronger attendance in June."
Reed will continue to liaise directly with relevant UAE and Dubai authorities on a regular basis, whilst monitoring and complying with the World Health Organisation's guidance.