COVID-19 Update: #allinthistogether
Updated Thursday 20 August 2020
This page will be updated as often as needed, as the situation changes.
Dear customers and friends,
I am writing to update you on our position regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how we are handling this new challenge to our industry. Now, as always, we are all in this together, and we can only get through it together.
On behalf of This is Beyond, I would like to extend my support and best wishes to all of those – whether industry associates or citizens – who have been affected by the recent outbreak in many parts of the world. I also want to express my sympathy to our friends and peers in the travel and meetings industries whose businesses have unfortunately suffered.
The health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors, staff and the communities in which our events take place will always remain our number one priority. That’s why, with an extremely heavy heart, we have had to postpone PURE Life Experiences 2020 (full statement available here); L.E/Miami 2020 (full statement available here); We Are Africa and Conservation Lab 2020 (full statement available here); and Further East 2020 (full statement available here), until 2021.
The House of Beyond
Although the postponement of our flagship tradeshows will come as a huge disappointment to all of you, I would like to reassure you that our journey together in 2020 does not end here. Our optimism for the future remains undimmed and, more than ever, we are committed to our mission of keeping you connected as a community.
We are excited to announce that our new private members’ club for the high-end travel industry, The House of Beyond, will officially launch later this year. Combining the power of digital and in-real-life networking, this game-changing new membership service will give you access to influential leaders from the entire This is Beyond ecosystem and keep you connected year-round.
Many of you have already joined as founding members, and we are looking forward to welcoming many more friends and trusted partners over the coming months; working together to make a global world truly local, 365 days a year. Please speak to your account manager to hear more about what’s in store when we open our doors.
We can prevail with a united approach
The travel industry has always been a key factor in economic and social recovery during times of crisis, and has great power to lead the way by inspiring connection, trust and positivity. Like SARS, Ebola and Zika, as well as various natural and manmade disasters, COVID-19 is yet another new difficulty to overcome – but there is no business more resilient than travel.
If we come together and commit to sharing knowledge and expertise, shunning misinformation and fear mongering while following proper health and safety guidelines, I am confident that we will overcome the effects of this outbreak like we have many other challenges before – and our community will bounce back stronger than ever.
Thank you for your on-going support and confidence in us, and I hope to be welcoming you to one of our events soon. If you still have any questions and would like to respond directly to this message or feel we should add something to our response, please feel free to engage with me by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founder & CEO, This is Beyond Ltd.