Riyadh – Mubasher: The Riyadh Travel Fair 2020 was postponed for the second time in 2020 because of the COVID–19 pandemic.
The 2020 edition of the fair was initially scheduled to take place last March, with the date then postponed to September 2020. It is now planned to return in 2021, with dates fixed for 15-18 March 2021, according to a press release on Wednesday.
General manager of ASAS Exhibitions and Conference Organizing Company, the company responsible for organising the annual travel fair, Bandar Al Quraini, affirmed, "While our travel partners and visiting public were looking extremely forward to another exciting edition of the Riyadh Travel Fair, our concern for public health and safety during this pandemic necessitated its 2nd time postponement.”
It is worth pinpointing that the Riyadh Travel Fair is the largest of its kind in Saudi Arabia, attracting visitors and exhibitors from countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Asia, Australia, and Europe.
The 2020 edition was to see 275 exhibitors from more than 50 countries, with visitors expected to surpass 30,000 during the three-day event.