WTM London Cancels Live 2020 Event

World Travel Market has been forced to cancel its live event - a three-day virtual event will now take place instead

Due to restrictions surrounding Covid-19, World Travel Market has been forced to cancel this years live event at the London ExCeL.

The event had been scheduled to take place from 2-4 November, however it will now be replaced by a three-day virtual event the following week.

WTM London Senior Director Simon Press said: “Sadly, this year will be the first time since we launched WTM London in 1980 that there will be no live event.

“We have worked tirelessly to organise a physical show, but the increasing number of travel restrictions and the uncertainty around the world means it will be impractical for many overseas visitors to attend in person.

“Additionally, there remains uncertainty around business events and conferences being allowed to take place in the UK – the official deadline for this decision is 1 October.

“However, thousands of travel trade professionals from around the globe will still be able to meet and do business in an extensive range of virtual sessions, to help the industry recover, rebuild and innovate.”

The virtual event will take place across three days, 9-11 November, from 7am-10pm, to allow access from different time zones across the globe.