Africa Travel Week – which comprises World Travel Market Africa and International Travel Market Africa – set for April this year, has been postponed to next year.

This follows the escalation of COVID-19 around the world, according to a statement from Reed Exhibitions Africa.

Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions Africa, Carol Weaving, said: “We have had to respond to the current coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and the ongoing conversations with our customers whose welfare is our number-one priority.”

She highlighted that, due to the uncertainty in the region and around the world – with many of the company’s clients facing company travel bans – the decision was taken to postpone to next year. 

“Our thoughts are with all those affected in these difficult times,” said Weaving.

Portfolio Director of Africa Travel Week, Megan Oberholzer, added: “We would like to thank the industry for their support in these unprecedented times. All buyers and exhibitors and industry partners will be contacted in the coming days.”