Saturday, April 17, 2010

London Book Fair presses ahead despite volcanic ash, flight delays

The London Book Fair Team is working hard to minimise the disruption to the fair caused by the volcanic ash temporarily closing airports in the UK and Europe. Our customer service team are calling international exhibitors to offer assistance with manning stands and arranging alternative travel plans where possible. Our view is that the show must – and will – go on and we will provide all the help we can to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible.

We know that many international exhibitors and visitors have already arrived and those travelling from Europe are finding alternative transport. Our substantial UK attendees remain unaffected. Our website is being updated regularly with practical information and helplines. I want to thank everyone for their calls of support and determination to get to the fair and to reiterate that we will be in continual communication over the coming days.

Sincerely, Alistair Burtenshaw

Lots of cool info on the website of the London Book Fair 2010, which runs from April 19th through April 21st. Check out the floor plan (pdf)!


Doc Mars said...

Must be greatly compomised.
"Volcano continues to ground flights as ash cloud spreads over Europe"
But fortunately here in the South, we have a bright sunny spring day (68°F or 20°C) with no sign of glassy abrasive ash in the blue sky.

Paul said...

Where are you at? Mars-eilles?

Doc Mars said...

Right, Paul!
In the neighborhood of Mars-eille.