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The World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition
19th-21st October 2015 ADNEC, Abu Dhabi

The World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition (WHTS15), taking place in Abu Dhabi from the 19th to 21st of October 2015, is the world’s largest, all-encompassing networking, educational and business travel trade event, putting Halal travel buyers and influencers directly in touch with companies and countries looking to grow their market share in the Halal tourism arena.

WHTS15 offers a unique opportunity for exhibitors to meet 6,000 global buyers, all in one place at one time including travel agents, hospitality groups, hoteliers, developers and key international decision makers.

100’s of major international exhibitors have already confirmed their participation including the UAE, Iran, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, Oman, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Croatia, Tanzania, UK, Jordan, Canada, Kenya, and Lebanon to name just a few.  

Government bodies, individual exhibitors and major country pavilions have committed to WHTS15 as they recognise the importance of this global event for the booming Halal tourism market.  These include: Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Islamic Chamber Research & Information Center, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Tourism Malaysia, Sharjah Investment Authority (Shurooq), HMH Hotels, Etihad Airways, One To One Hotels, Emirates Palace, Visit Jordan, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Premiere Group, Mawasim Tourism & Holidays, Tourism Authority Of Thailand, Landmark Hotels, Jannah Hotels and R Hotels.

WHTS15 is designed to offer both industry know how in the invaluable free to attend seminars running throughout the event, and to match buyers with suppliers enabling them to identify new routes to market and thus create new revenue streams.  The seminars are packed with vital Halal tourism knowledge and are presented by world renowned experts in the Halal tourism field who will share their invaluable insight and expertise with the seminar attendees.

Why Halal Tourism?
• Halal tourism offers a high margin, high revenue opportunity!
   • Halal tourism is growing at 6% per annum - faster than any other travel sector
• The global Halal travel market is projected to be worth $238bn by 2019
• Modern Halal tourists are proven to travel with more family members, more frequently, stay for a longer period and ultimately spend more money than any other niche
• Many non Muslim majority countries are aggressively targeting the Halal tourism sector due to its unprecedented growth

Co-located with The World Halal Travel Summit is ITHMAR15, the regions’ first event that meaningfully embraces tourism investment in the Halal travel sector.  Exclusively supported by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and taking place in Abu Dhabi from the 19th to 21st of October 2015, ITHMAR15 is the first opportunity to network with leaders in the booming intra OIC tourism investment industry.

Unlike other events that only describe the subject, ITHMAR15 defines and drives future initiatives and industry content. The summit presents insight and solutions and brings together those interested in attracting investment with those seeking to invest exclusively in OIC member countries.

Visiting the exhibition and seminars is free and Shariah compliant banks, hoteliers, developers, business angels, venture capitalists, investors, lawyers, and key decision makers from this booming sector are already on board.

On the evening of 20th October, WHTS15 has announced the inaugural World Halal Travel Awards 2015 which will be hosted at a glittering gala dinner at The Emirates Palace Ballroom, Abu Dhabi.  The World Halal Travel Awards exclusively represent the fastest growing sector of global tourism.  The awards celebrate best practice, service and distinction in travel and tourism brands within the international Halal Tourism sector.  The annual gala dinner and awards ceremony welcomes an international attendance of industry leaders celebrating the recognition of outstanding industry achievement and excellence.

The Awards Ceremony is part of the 3 day event, WHTS15 taking place at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, connecting global Halal Tourism professionals in this thriving business community.

The World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition will take place from 19th to 21st October at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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