The Advantage Travel Partnership has postponed its next conference to April 2022 as it awaits more certainty on the restart of international travel.

Its conference in Madeira, will now take place from Friday, April 29, to Monday May 2, 2022.

The event, at the Savoy Palace Hotel, was originally due to take place in May 2020, but was postponed for a year as a result of the pandemic.

The travel agency consortium said it was “disappointed” the event was postponed a second time but that current uncertainties around vaccine passports, testing requirements and restrictions means “we simply do not have a choice”.

It plans a series of events for members and suppliers in the UK from July to November 2021.

Nuno Vale, executive director of the Madeira Promotion Bureau, said: “Although we are disappointed that the current pandemic does not allow us to receive the Advantage Conference this year, Madeira will be welcoming all The Advantage Travel Partnership members and partners with open arms next year.

“We believe that this will be even a better opportunity to explore brand new avenues in our partnership and work together for a brighter future for the British travel industry and Madeira islands touristic destination.”