Traveller Made has informed that its luxury travel showcase in Marbella, Spain is still proceeding as planned, despite the escalating situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in parts of Europe.
Last Friday, Traveller Made Founder and CEO Quentin Desurmont contacted members and partners who were registered to participate at the Essence of Luxury, planned for 22-25 March, to advise the event would be going ahead.
“I confirm that, at the present stage, the Spanish Public Authorities have not prevented the celebration of these events and therefore we can celebrate the show,” he said via email.
“Given the current COVID-19 situation, we wish to reassure our participants that all the necessary precautions are undertaken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our delegates for the entire event.
“We are in regular contact with our legal advisors based in Spain,” he said.
As of late yesterday [Thursday 5 August, 2020], Desurmont was able to confirm to LATTE the event was on track.
Desurmont said Spain was not considered an “at risk area, and the global risk for the public health is considered moderate. No quarantine regimes nor extraordinary control measures in the entry points (airports, ports, train stations, highways, etc.) are being implemented.”
In his email, Desurmont said Traveller Made will implement its own safety measures during the Event in Marbella, including (but not limited to):
- Posters in toilets recalling the safety measures (frequent hand cleaning, coverage of mouth and nose with the elbow or with a throwaway tissue when coughing and avoidance of contact with eyes, nose and mouth).
- Availability of sanitising gel.
- Posters in places of celebration of the event recalling the Spanish and English versions of the attached PDFs and all the available official reports of the Spanish Ministry of Health Service.
- Indication of official source of information at all times:
“We are organising a great show for you and look very much forward to launching The Essence of Luxury 6th edition!” his email said.
Desurmont said Traveller Made would continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis.
“If the situation deteriorates and requires new measures, we will let you know,” he concluded.