The first ITB India in Mumbai originally planned from April 15 to 17 has been now cancelled, following an announcement from organisers Messe Berlin. The show will now be hosted in 2021.
Messe Berlin is now thinking more ahead than in the cancellation of ITB Berlin. After the last minute announcement for the cancellation of ITB Berlin, five days before its opening, the already announced cancellation of ITB China in Shanghai in May, the management of the world’s largest tourism show, finally declared to postpone -actually cancel- its first edition in India.
Originally scheduled to be held on 15 – 17 April at Bombay Exhibition Centre, ITB India will now take place in 2021 and be held on 7 – 9 April at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.
Messe Berlin justified its decision to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), there is much uncertainty in the region and around the world. The recent developments continue to be challenging and the following months are very hard to foresee at this stage.
To ensure the safety of ITB India’s exhibitors, buyers and visitors, the organisers decided to postpone ITB India 2020, and in a responsible way allow all participants to make necessary arrangements in a timely manner.
The ITB India organisers will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide further updates based on official assessments of the overall risk situation.
ITB India 2021 will take place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India, from 7 to 9 April 2021. In its first year it will be organized by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and supported by Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
The 3-day business-to-business travel trade show and convention will focus on the Indian travel market including MICE, corporate, and leisure travel sectors. Exhibitors from every sector of the industry, including travel agencies and operators, NTOs, business travel and MICE, travel technology, accommodation, and transport companies are all expected to attend.