We're very excited about the news that the go-date for the exhibition industry is set for 1 October 2020 (subject to completion of successful pilots).
Lloyd Jones, event manager of BTTS said, "We welcome the governments’ decision to provisionally announce a re-opening date of the meeting and events sector from 1 October. After some challenging times for all of us, this is great news for the UK tourism industry and travel trade community.
With a ‘go date’, you our exhibitors, visitors and partners – will now be able to re-start your planning for the 2021 show with greater confidence. The British Tourism & Travel Show is your platform to connect with new and existing suppliers, and customers that will generate bookings to support your business. We can’t wait to be back – stronger and better than ever!”
Over the next few months, we’re looking forward to putting further plans into place to make sure we follow the government and medical advice as well as the industry standards. But most importantly to make your attendance the best experience possible.
NEC Birmingham, the venue for BTTS 2021, has also been working hard with their partners and stakeholders to develop the 'All Secure Standard', an industry wide benchmark to enable the safe return of organised events.
In a letter to its' clients, the Birmingham venue noted that the field hospital has been in hibernation since May and did not receive a single patient.
We’re all very much looking forward to reconnecting this truly inspiring industry of travel trade professionals, when we meet once again on 24-25 March 2021 at NEC, Birmingham.
In the meantime, stay safe and well.
Your British Tourism & Travel Show team
British Tourism & Travel Show 2021