Global Travel Group has postponed its 2020 conference in Dubai in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

The consortium’s event was due to take place from May 7-11 at Caesars Bluewaters Hotel.

It will be rescheduled for ‘a later date’.

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Cherie Richards, commercial director, Global Travel Group said: “Our conference has always been an opportunity for our members to network, learn and share best practice. However, these truly are extraordinary circumstances and the safety and wellbeing of our agent members, staff and partners continues to be the number one priority.

“Due to the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak and after consultation with our members and the wider dnata Travel group, we will be postponing our conference until further notice.”