WTM London will go ahead as planned after the government announced the resumption of the exhibitions industry from 1 October, organisers say.
WTM is set to take place between 2 and 4 November. The Travel Forward technology show and associated events that comprise London Travel Week will also take place.
The show’s venue, ExCeL, is now 90% restored to its pre-Covid state, with remaining space used as storage for the Nightingale hospital housed there at the height of the pandemic.
Event director Simon Press said: “This is truly fantastic news to hear with regards to not only our industry but also the thousands of companies we directly support through WTM London in the global travel and tourism industry.
“We look forward to welcoming people to London this November in a safe way and providing the platform to help our industry recover, rebuild and innovate. In the lead-up to the event, we will be in constant communication with the UK government with regards to plans surrounding the NHS Nightingale hospital in London making sure to find a solution for all parties involved.”
In addition to the live show, a virtual event will take place the week after.
Press added: “By hosting both a live and virtual event as part of WTM London 2020 we will be providing a truly essential service for the global travel and tourism industry as it looks to rebound heading into 2021. We look forward to welcoming you once again to the event where Ideas Arrive – WTM London”.