Preparation for 2nd World Halal Tourism Summit is fast getting underway.
The event is will be held in Abu Dhabi from 21-25 November 2016 and as part of inaugural International Travel Week (ITW). In line with the event, the event will also play host to the world’s biggest hosted buyers programme for global travel professionals.
The summit will be attended by more than 6,000 travel professionals including travel agents, hospitality groups, hoteliers, developers and key international decision makers from around the world.
The World Halal Tourism Summit 2016 is expected to eclipse results achieved at the 2015 edition, which saw 202 exhibitors representing 26 countries generating over US$18.4 million worth of business generated on the show floor. In addition to this, a further US$73.5 m worth of business for exhibitors was estimated to stem from leads generated at the show.
HE Dr Rami Hamdallah, Prime Minister of the State of Palestine said: “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, especially in Jerusalem.”
Other organisations from a cross-section of industries recently confirmed to participate include; Wonderful Indonesia, Thomson Reuters, Dinar Standard, Jannah Hotels, Etihad Airlines, Sofyan Hospitality, Holiday Bosnia, Marjan Island Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation, and the Medical Tourism Association.