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World Halal Tourism Summit in Abu Dhabi forum to tackle security

UAE – International Travel Week – Abu Dhabi will officially host the inaugural World Halal Tourism Summit Ministerial Forum World Dialogue this November, with a big focus on safety and security in the tourism industry.

Now in its second year, The World Halal Tourism Summit brings together the global family friendly tourism community in a unique summit dedicated to the needs of travel.

Unlike other events in the Halal travel sector that only describe the issue, WHTS16 defines and drives future initiatives and industry content. The summit presents insight and solutions and brings together tourism leaders, innovators, investors and stakeholders who all share one common aim of understanding and driving the family friendly travel industry.

The forum, which will be attended by UAE-based diplomats, tourism ambassadors, hoteliers, safety and security professionals and UAE government officials, will address issues such as challenges and opportunities for high risk tourism destinations, government security and safety protocols and technological advancement, among others.

High level Halal tourism debate

Taking place on 22 November 2016 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, the event aims to deliver a high level debate of ministers and key stakeholders on Intra OIC tourism co-operation and the real world challenges of implementation.

Additionally, the forum will discuss issues such as tourism safety and security, government role on tourism promotion and challenges and opportunities on halal tourism.

Terror attacks in focus

Commenting on the inaugural World Halal Tourism Summit Ministerial Forum World Dialogue, Andy Buchanan, executive organising committee director, said: “With recent terror attacks that have happened on several tourism facilities and destinations, ITW- Abu Dhabi aims to address tourism security and safety during its inaugural WHTS Ministerial Forum.

Participants will have the opportunity to discover, learn and share knowledge with industry professionals and leaders which in turn will assist them in defining and improving the future of their own business.”

With more than 6,000 travel professionals expected to participate in this year’s ITW-Abu Dhabi, this five-day event is hotly-anticipated to be the premium platform for the global halal travel, medical and shopping tourism industry.