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Qatar Travel Mart qexhibition postponed by a year

Aug 11

Qatar Travel Mart qexhibition postponed by a year

NeXTfairs, the multi-format events organiser, has announced that in view of global spread of COVID-19, the first edition of Qatar Travel Mart (QTM), which was scheduled to be held from November 17 to 19 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) will now be held from November 16 to 18 in 2021.
The move has been confirmed after discussions with all stakeholders and with a view to allow all participants to safely navigate through the impacts of COVID-19, said a statement.
Speaking about the postponement, Rawad Sleem, General Manager of NeXTfairs, said: “Considering the effects of the current crisis on the travel and tourism sector, we have had intense discussions with our strategic partners, founding partners and strategic sponsors.”
“The welfare of our exhibitors is our priority and taking into consideration the recommendations of the relevant industry pioneers and partners regarding the economic slowdown in the large markets, we have come to the smart decision to postpone the physical exhibition by a year.”
“The delay will also help the industry understand the long-term effects of the pandemic and pave the way to a new line of thinking. Our team is constantly monitoring the global situation and it was concluded that the announcement of the postponement should be done at the earliest to enable our exhibitors and partners to make necessary alterations to their plans,” said Saleem.