As you are no doubt aware, the ongoing global travel restrictions make our original plan to hold LATA Expo 2021 in June impossible to fulfil. However, we are confident that we can, and should, hold the event in person this year, so we have changed the dates to 11th to 13th of October.
Having visited the iconic Chelsea Football Club in 2019, this year we will be holding LATA Expo at another of London’s key sporting venues – The Kia Oval, home of Surrey County Cricket Club, offering our Latin American friends a glimpse into that most quintessential of English sports!
October will mark around 18 months since the global pandemic closed travel down, and LATA Expo is a key event in the reinvigoration of the Latin American tourism industry as it will be the first opportunity to meet face-to-face with buyers from the UK and Europe, re-establishing old relationships and making new ones – both critical in the wake of the disruption that our industry has faced.
We would like to emphasise that the safety and security of our delegates, guests and partners will always be our foremost priority, so we believe the decision to postpone is entirely the right one. However, we are passionate about supporting our industry and fully intend to bring the very best of Latin America to Europe when these difficult times have passed and we can once again look to the future with confidence.
The travel industry has a history of resilience and the LATA community will continue to act as a point of support and positivity as we look to rebuild and thrive in partnership with our friends from around the world.
We look forward to seeing you all in London in October!