Thu, 31 March 2016

Turkey to Host Halal Tourism Conference 2016 in May

Turkey will host the Halal Tourism Conference 2016 at the Mevlana Cultural Center in Konya from 3 to 5 May.

Themed Developing Halal Tourism Industries the two-day event will feature a number of keynote speeches, panel discussions and workshops and will also see new campaigns and projects launched.

Alongside the conference, there will also be a three-day exhibition featuring over 100 businesses from across the world.

Over 1,000 delegates from all over the world are expected to attend including tourism boards, travel agencies, tour operators, hotels and airlines. This years event will also feature from Hajj and Umrah providers, financial institutions and food and drink businesses.

It is the second time the event is being held in Europe following the success of the inaugural event in Andaluca, Spain.

A recent study has revealed that in 2015 the estimated total Muslim visitor arrivals were 117 million representing close to 10% of the entire travel economy. This is forecasted to grow to 168 million visitors by 2020 and 11% of the market segment with a market value projected to exceed $200 billion.

The Halal travel sector is now at a critical stage of its development and this conference will reflect the trends of the market. The event will seek to move the debate on to where the sector is heading and how the various industries that form Halal tourism can be developed. We have some of the most renowned names in the sector who will be part of a very exciting event that will shape the future of the halal tourism industry said Organiser Bilal Domah, from CM Media. Our first event in Spain was a ground-breaking event and we are confident that through our experience and partners this will be another memorable event. This is a not-to-be-missed chance to get businesses across the world together to showcase whats planned for the industry going forward and its going to be another exciting event.

Confirmed guest speakers at the event will include Dr. Bandar, Fahad al Fehaid, Delegation of Arab Tourism Organization of the Arab league, Fazal Bahardeen, CEO of CrescentRating & HalalTrip, Simon Coombs, President & CEO Shaza Hotels, Irfan Onal, Director General, Ministry Of Culture and Tourism Promotion and Rafi-Uddin Shikoh, CEO of Dinar Standard. 

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