BTL – Lisbon Travel Market postponed until May 2021
AIP Foundation, as the organizing entity of BTL – Lisbon Travel Market, hereby informs all its exhibitors, partners and visitors of the following:
- AIP Foundation ,in accordance with the legal norms in effect and the recommendations of DGS – Direção Geral de Saúde (Health Department of the Portuguese government) WHO – World Health Organization and in strict articulation with UFI (Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) and EMECA (European Major Exhibition Centres Association), has implemented a Contingency Plan regarding COVID19, which includes the measures and procedures designated by these entities , which it has put into practice within its internal context as well as for the exhibitions and events it organizes and promotes.
- Taking in account the recent developments produced by the pandemic, and in a well thought – out and conscious manner, prioritizing the safety of the entities , businesses, buyers and visitors which annually participate in BTL, taking into consideration all the International Buyers who, every year, visit us to discover and purchase the tourist offer of Portugal as destination, as well as the many travel constraints which are still being felt globally, Foundation AIP has decided that:
In conjunction with most relevant Associations and Partners of the Tourism Industry, it was decided that, due to the pandemic situation that the country faces, no longer is it possible to ensure the conditions for the realization of BTL 2021 on the originally scheduled dates. Therefore, with the purpose of meeting the concerns and promotional needs of the tourism sector, AIP Foundation has decided to postpone BTL 2021 to May 12th to the 16th.
Thus, these new dates are considered in accordance with our clients’ and partners’ expectations, who, throughout the years, have greatly contributed to the affirmation of BTL as the largest and best event for the promotion of tourism in Portugal, and likewise, that they are more feasible in ensuring the realization of an event with the international scope of BTL. Consequently, we hope to be able to organize an even more decisive event that will galvanize the promotion and realization of business in the Tourism industry