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Halal Tourism Conference 2015 to be held in Istanbul

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The Halal Tourism Conference 2015, which will take place from December 1-3, 2015 at the Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre and is expecting to attract more than 1,000 delegates from over 50 countries. It is the second international conference on halal tourism that has taken place in Europe. Last year’s inaugural event saw over 400 delegates visit Andalucia, Spain which brought together the global travel industry to discuss ways of tapping into this niche market. The theme of the 2015 conference will be, ‘Developing The Global Future of Halal Tourism’.

Tasneem Mahmood, organiser, CM Media said, “Since the Halal Tourism Conference was founded in 2014, enhancing the industry across its various sectors has been at the very heart of our efforts. This year’s event we want to move the debate to the next level and focus on developing the industry. This is a crucial to the future of this sector especially as Halal tourism is maturing and growing so fast. We will have a range of keynote speeches, panel sessions and roundtable discussions from experts around this theme including how to improve the travel experience which includes integrating new technologies and the growth of subsectors such as luxury travel and medical tourism.”

The event will feature seminars from industry experts, workshops, networking sessions and an exhibition.

According to the latest figures in the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2015, the halal tourism sector was worth US$145 billion in 2014. This figure is predicted to grow to US$200 billion by 2020.

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