The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has implored governments around the world in an open letter to take drastic and immediate action to protect and preserve the travel and tourism sector.
Clarion Events Africa has rescheduled Africa Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa. The events, due to have originally run in May, will will now run 24-26 November 2020, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa.
Mash Media’s portfolio of magazines, Conference News, Conference & Meetings World, Exhibition News, Exhibition World and Access All Areas have collectively sent an open letter to prime minister Boris Johnson calling for further financial support for the events industry and freelancers.
The Russian National Convention Bureau Director has joined the Union of Exhibitions and Tradefairs (RUEF) President in signing a Memorandum directed to the Russian government urging support for the congress and exhibition business during the Covid-19 crisis. The Memorandum underlines the sector’s crucial importance for the Russian economy. The Memorandum pledges the industry’s support for governme...
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that people should “avoid mass gatherings” in a statement made to the public, 16 March.
Ashwin Gunasekeran, CEO of Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau, has advised all organisers in Malaysia to postpone their events.
There may be few magic wands around in the globally challenging situation around Covid-19 and its effects, but the industry is showing, at least, that it is important to feel each other’s pain and reiterate that we are not alone.
The Australian federal government has announced a $17.5bn stimulus package to help support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.
The European Commission has given its approval for a €12m state aid programme put forward by Denmark to compensate damages caused by cancellations of large public events due to Covid-19 outbreak.
Australia’s federal and state governments have agreed to cancel non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people across the country and non-essential travel overseas.
More than 13,000 eventprofs in the UK have signed a petition to government, asking for economic assistance to the events industry during COVID-19.