Message from Colin Stewart, LATA Chairman, 5th August 2020:
2020 has been, and continues to be, a difficult year for our industry and, as we look to the restart of tourism to Latin America, it is important that we can come together as a community once again. LATA Expo, or ELA as it has been known in previous years, has a long history as the essential travel trade event for Latin American, whether to meet existing business partners or forging the new relationships that has seen the growth in tourism that we have experienced in recent years.
The Covid-19 outbreak has shown how important it is that we all work together, and I firmly believe that LATA Expo is a key component of ensuring a strong restart to tourism to Latin America. As you know, we postponed LATA Expo from its traditional June date until October, in the hope that we could run an event in London as planned, as well as take LATA Expo into new areas with our inaugural Paris and Amsterdam events.
Looking at the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the ever changing government advice and the risk of further outbreaks we now feel that it is unrealistic to try and hold a physical event in London this year. However, as LATA Expo is such an important event for our industry, I’m delighted to be able to announce that we will run the event in a virtual way, retaining as much of the spirit of LATA Expo as possible, delivering high-quality one-to-one meetings and engaging and informative content. The LATA Expo Virtual will take place between the 19th and 23rd October, across five days, with a schedule designed to account for the time difference between the UK and Latin America.
I’m also delighted to announce that we will be returning to London in 2021, with LATA Expo taking place at the fantastic Battersea Evolution between the 14th and 16th June. We will also be taking LATA Expo to Amsterdam and Paris on the 21st and 23rd June respectively.
For those of you that have already booked and paid to come to LATA Expo 2020, we have a variety of options available to you in terms of your participation in 2020 and 2021, giving all exhibitors the flexibility to do whatever works best for them as a business.
If you have any queries about the event and the options available to you, please contact either the LATA Team or the Jacobs Media team, who will be pleased to give you any information or help that you need.
I do hope that you will join us for LATA Expo Virtual in October, and I look forward to seeing you back in London in 2021.
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