The Latin American Travel Association it to hold its flagship Lata Expo event in October in order to welcome delegates in person.

The event, formerly known as Experience Latin America, is Europe’s largest B2B trade show dedicated to Latin America and usually takes place in June.

Last year’s event took place virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the 2022 Expo will revert to a traditional June date after a one-off show in October this year.

The 2021 Expo will be held at London’s Kia Oval cricket ground, the home of Surrey County Cricket Club.

Colin Stewart, Lata chairman, said: “We would like to emphasise that the safety and security of our delegates, guests and partners will always be our foremost priority, so we believe the decision to postpone is entirely the right one.

“However, we are passionate about supporting our industry and fully intend to bring the very best of Latin America to Europe when these difficult times have passed and we can once again look to the future with confidence.”

Stewart added: “The travel industry has a history of resilience and the Lata community will continue to act as a point of support and positivity as we look to rebuild and thrive in partnership with our friends from around the world.”