The organising committee said it had been prepared to welcome guests until recently, but an upsurge of Covid-19 cases around the world had now made this impossible.
With more than half of adults in the United States expected to be fully vaccinated in the next six months, the travel industry is reporting a significant increase in demand from optimistic clients.
The total contribution of the travel and tourism industry in 2019 accounted for ten per cent of total GDP worldwide, highlighting its importance to the global economy.
The clock is ticking for UAE citizens who want to act as ambassadors for the country to sign up for the Dubai Expo 2020 Volunteers Programme. Applications are set to close on March 31st.
The decision was taken following the latest government advice regarding Covid-19, and as a result of in-depth discussions with customers and hosted buyers from the region and globally.
The Operational Real Estate Festival, a conference for property investors that link their returns to occupier revenues, is to take place as an in-person event this year.
Bench has confirmed the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, seen as a vital bellwether of the regional hospitality sector, will return to Dubai, as an in-person event, in September.
The news follows the successful hosting of a digital event this year, under the title of ITB Berlin Now, which welcomed 65,700 users over the past week.
The experience includes an interactive walk through the roots of a forest and a journey of discovery into the depths of the ocean, and urges visitors to consider how their actions impact the planet.
The program for the year ahead includes developments at the Humboldt Forum, the reopening of the New National Gallery and the Long Night of Science.
Monika Wiederhold from Amadeus has advocated integrating health information into IT solutions at ITB Berlin Now, arguing the move will allow for the reopening of the tourism sector.
Tourism minister, Iago Neugueruela, declared: “We want safe travel corridors for our guests from Germany - with the maximum possible safety for travellers and residents.”