The AIP Foundation, as the organizer of BTL – Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa, in a statement that PortugaliNews had access informs that due to the global situation that is currently experienced with the COVID-19 pandemic and following the recommendations of the DGS – General Directorate of Health and WHO – World Health Organization, cancelled BTL 2020, which was scheduled to take place from 27 to 31 May.
The AIP Foundation, after listening to different partners and public and private entities in the Tourism Sector, concluded that, in view of the evolutionary scenario of the pandemic, the conditions to be able to ensure the realization of BTL 2020 continue to be met. This event will therefore only take place in 2021 between March 3rd and 7th, at FIL.
With this new date, the best conditions are guaranteed to reestablish the dynamics generated by the biggest event in the Tourism sector in Portugal and to promote the main products and services that compose it as well as for the participation of national and international visitors and speakers.
In the statement, also mentions that “Aware of the impact of this decision, we cannot fail to thank all the support that has been expressed by our customers and partners over the years in affirming BTL as the biggest and best event to promote tourism in Portugal and we are confident that, together, we will be able to overcome the circumstances of the moment and we will be able to carry out, in 2021, and even more decisive BTL for the promotion and promotion of business in the tourism sector. ”
“The AIP Foundation, however, expresses its readiness to, together with the entities responsible for the promotion of Tourism in Portugal, study the feasibility of, even in the course of 2020, subject to the conditions of the current legal framework, to organize an event dedicated exclusively to the promotion, support and support to Tourism in Portugal that allows minimizing the economic impacts resulting from Covid-19. ”