WTM London organisers may extend the virtual offering of this year’s trade show “if needed”, should rules on gatherings in England be tightened.
WTM is scheduled to run as a live event at London’s ExCeL on 2-4 November, with a WTM Virtual event due to take place from 9-11 November for those unable to attend due to international travel restrictions.
Prime minister Boris Johnson announced this week new measures limiting the size of social gatherings in England to six people but said the rules did not apply to groups meeting for business purposes.
In response to the announcement, A WTM spokesperson said: “The new government’s rules are not directly related to business events. We are following government guidance and public health advice very closely.
“In case of stricter lockdown affecting business events, we’ll ensure that we communicate effectively so we don’t impact clients, visitors and all attendees commercially.
“WTM Virtual will take place from 9-11 November and will be extended if needed.”