The second World Halal Tourism Summit will be taking place in Abu Dhabi at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from November 21-25 of this year, as part of the very first International Travel Week (ITW).
The second edition is expected to welcome over 6,000 travel professionals including travel agents, hospitality groups, hoteliers, developers and key international decision makers from around the world.
The five-day ITW Abu Dhabi plays host to 10 travel events, all of which are taking place at the same time. Each focuses on the fastest growing sectors within the global tourism economy, foremost of which is Halal Tourism. In addition to the World Halal Tourism Summit, other scheduled events include the World Halal Travel Awards and other summits focused on: education tourism, eco tourism, medical tourism, cruise tourism, sports tourism, shopping tourism, family friendly tourism and ministerial tourism.
The World Halal Tourism Summit presents attendees industry insight and solutions, while uniting tourism leaders, innovators, investors and stakeholders who all share one common vision.
Due to attend the event, the Prime Minister of the State of Palestine, HE Rami Hamdallah remarked: “Palestine, the cradle of religions and civilisations, participates in the World Halal Tourism Summit in Abu Dhabi. This event is of great importance to promote Palestine as a major destination for Halal tourism for the unique touristic and religious potential it has.”
Other organisations that have confirmed their participation include: Wonderful Indonesia, Thomson Reuters, Dinar Standard, Jannah Hotels, Etihad Airways, Sofyan Hospitality, Holiday Bosnia, Marjan Island Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation, and the Medical Tourism Association.
CEO, Cacti Events (the official organiser of International Travel Week 2016), Andy Buchanan commented: “Unlike any other industry event for Halal tourism, the World Halal Tourism Summit uniquely brings together the industry’s finest and most influential, ensuring that the valuable time of exhibitors and visitors is maximised in terms of business returns. The participants of the World Halal Tourism Summit not only shape the future of Halal Tourism, but directly generate and benefit from what is created today. With this year’s event to be supported with the industry’s biggest hosted buyers programme, I expect the 2016 edition to be a windfall for those organisations and individuals that exhibit and participate.”