The British Tourism & Travel Show has been postponed from March to September.

After consultations with exhibitors, visitors and partners, the organisers have changed the date of the event to September 22-23, 2021. It had been scheduled for March 24-25.

Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) will host the event, with 100s of visitor attractions, tours, events, packages, destinations, and experiences exhibiting.

The British Coach Tourism Awards will also move to take place on the evening of September 22, at the National Motorcycle Museum.

David Maguire, BTTS’s group event director, said: “Although there are positive signs that large scale events will be able to restart in the coming months, the current restrictions in place still pose a huge challenge to running BTTS in March. Having consulted with our exhibitors, visitors and partners, we’ve decided the best action to serve everyone is to push the show back to the autumn for 2021.

“We want to deliver a show that’s as safe and successful as possible for everyone involved, and with the recent news of vaccines and rapid testing, September feels like the right time to do that.

Maguire added: “We’re disappointed not to be able to bring everyone together as soon as we’d hoped this year. But we’re committed to delivering an event in 2021 that provides the industry with the most effective opportunities for networking, education, discovery and interaction.

“The team would like to thank our exhibitors, visitors, speakers and partners for their continued support during these tough times. We look forward to seeing you at the show in September.”