ABU DHABI, 2 October 2017: The World Halal Tourism Summit Abu Dhabi, 25 to 26 November,taps into the Halal tourism boom valued at an estimated US$155 billion
Cacti Media is the official organiser of International Travel Week 2017, launched in 2015 to promote Halal tourism, that has now become a significant sector in global tourism markets.
In 2015, the event hosted 202 exhibitors representing 26 countries and generated over USD18.4 million worth of business on the show floor.
Independent research shows that globally Halal travellers will spend USD155 billion this year , while and earnings will reach a staggering USD300 billion by 2026 according to the GMTI 2017 report..
This year, the show has confirmed exhibitors including Wonderful Indonesia, Dinar Standard, HalalBooking, South Africa Ministry of Tourism, Chile’s National Tourism Service, Tripfez, Azerbeijan Tourism Authority, who are participating to promotetheir destinations Halal tourism offerings to international trade buyers.
Cacti Media CEO Andy Buchanan, said: “Unlike any other industry event for Halal tourism, the World Halal Tourism Summit brings together the industry’s most influential participants.
“This year’s event is supported by the industry’s biggest Hosted Buyer programme, the only event in the world matching Halal buyers with Halal sellers in pre-booked business meetings.”
Halal tourists are proven to travel with more family members, stay for a longer period and ultimately spend more than any other specialised tourism sectors, he noted.
A research study launched by Amadeus found that, on average, a traveller from the UAE and the Middle East spends around USD10,400 per trip outside of the Gulf.
This year’s event takes place 25 to 26 November at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre and is expected to host 5,000 attendees, 40 speakers and 200 exhibitors from around the world.