Abta has postponed its overseas Travel Convention for a year and will instead hold a UK-based event at a similar time in the autumn.
The 2020 Travel Convention due to take place in Marrakech in early October will now take place in 2021.
A statement from the association said the delay had been agreed with the Moroccan National Tourism Office, with both parties agreeing that “attention and resources should be focused on the critical situation facing the travel industry in the UK and Morocco”.
Mark Tanzer, Abta chief executive, said “We are very disappointed to have to postpone this year’s planned convention in Marrakech, but the current circumstances left us with little choice.
“I am delighted that the Moroccan National Tourism Office has confirmed its support for hosting the event in October 2021, and I have no doubt that the convention then will be a great success for our hosts, our delegates and our headline partners.”
He added: “This year we will host an industry event that will combine the annual Travel Matters policy event, normally held in June, with a convention focusing particularly on issues and opportunities as the industry rebuilds from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Abta said more details of the 2020 travel convention would be released in due course.