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The World Halal Travel Summit (WHTS15) to take place from 19th to 21st October 2015 at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi 


The World Halal Travel Summit is the world's largest gathering of the most senior global Halal travel professionals who are the drivers of outbound tourism in the fastest growing international tourism markets.
WHTS15 has forged strong relationships and partnerships with leading authorities from the global Halal community to create the most influential Halal Travel exhibition, conference and awards in this booming market.


"Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority is delighted to be Host Destination Partner at WHTS15 and look forward to welcoming international delegations, investors, tourism associations and market-leading specialists to the event." said Mubarak Al Shamisi, Director, Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau.

WHTS15 offers Halal travel professionals three days of exclusive networking and knowledge sharing opportunities, giving participants unparalleled access to new business opportunities and revenue streams in the Halal marketplace.  International and regional support from across the Halal industry includes Government Bodies, Hotels, Banking Institutions, Tourism Boards, Travel Agencies, Airlines and many more. "As WHTS15 Headline Sponsor, Tourism Malaysia has exclusive access to the global OIC market - an essential component of the Malaysia Tourism Transformation Plan to attract over 36 million tourist arrivals by 2020."  Mohamad Taib Ibrahim, Director, Tourism Malaysia – Dubai.



The World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition features two partner events: ITHMAR15, dedicated to Tourism Investment in the Halal Travel Sector and TURATH15, focusing on Cultural Tourism Experiences. Associated Seminar sessions will take place throughout the three days, covering topics including “Intra-OIC Tourism Trends and Opportunities” and “Funding Tourism Projects within The OIC Space.”

"The Jordan Tourism Board aims to facilitate pilgrims’ experiences by complimenting their Hajj and Umra with significant Islamic sites in Jordan.  Our exclusive partnership with WHTS15 ensures that our message reaches the senior travel buyers in the global halal market." Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director, Jordan Tourism Board. 

Andy Buchanan, founder of WHTS15 stated, “We are excited to have created the ultimate all-encompassing Halal Tourism annual summit incorporating the exhibition, conference and the inaugural World Halal Travel Awards. This prestigious awards ceremony will take place on the 20th October at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.  Nominations are now open across 15 award categories including: Best Airline For Halal Travellers, Best Halal Cruise Company, Best Family Friendly Hotel and Best Halal Cultural Destination.



"Halal Tourism is the fastest growing sector of global tourism. WHTS15 is the largest gathering of buyers and sellers of tourism industry, focusing on the development of halal and family-friendly services.”  Elnur Seyidli, Chairman of the Board, HalalBooking.com

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