The general assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions has approved the one-year postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai. As a result, the dates of Expo 2020 Dubai have officially changed to October 1st, 2021, to March 31st, 2022.
Restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 outbreak have dealt a crushing blow to the exhibition sector, with the triple whammy of curbs on flights, restrictions on mass gatherings and deferred investment decisions. Here Breaking Travel News examines which events have been cancelled, and which might be first to return
The postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai is set to be approved by the Bureau International des Expositions, with the change of dates having already surpassed the required two-thirds threshold.
The executive committee of the Bureau International des Expositions has unanimously agreed to propose the postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai. The general assembly will now hold a vote on the proposed new dates, with a result expected at the end of May.
Following consultations with the Bureau International des Expositions, participating countries and key stakeholders, the United Arab Emirates has proposed October 1st, 2021, as a new start date for Expo 2020 Dubai.
With Expo 2020 Dubai likely to be pushed into next year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Breaking Travel News here chats with Sumathi Ramanathan, director of destination marketing for the event, to find out what the delay might mean for hospitality in the Middle East
A spokesman for the Bureau International des Expositions - which awards hosting rights to the Expo - said the steering committee meeting would “reassess and adjust planned preparations”.
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Proof that given the right opportunity innovation and ingenuity can come from anywhere, nine countries from around the world have unveiled Expo 2020 Dubai pavilions designed by young, emerging student talent.
Atlantis, the Palm has reported record-breaking 2019 with an average occupancy of 90 per cent. The increase in visits is a result of strong footfall from top source markets, as well as from diversified markets, and is in line with the tourism strategy set out by Dubai Tourism.