World Halal Tourism Summit

N ow 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 family friendly 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.


Family friendly tourism is one of the fastest growing areas of global tourism and excluding Hajj and Umrah, is set to surpass +$238 billion by 2019.

The sector is tailored around the travel needs of Muslim tourists who predominately seek a family friendly environment.

Primary source markets include OIC member countries supported by non-Muslim majority markets with fast growing residents Muslim populations including Europe, North America, China and India.

Halal tourists are proven to travel with more family members, stay for a longer period and ultimately spend more money than any other tourism niche. For these reasons tourism brands across the globe are adapting their services to meet the needs of these guests.

The 2015 event generated impressive results:

  • 2,982 visitors
  • 202 exhibitors
  • 26 countries represented
  • $73.5 million anticipated business for exhibitors from leads generated at the show
  • $18.4 million business generated on the show floor

Who will Visit?

Key buyers from the top international source markets including:

  • Europe
  • China
  • GCC
  • India
  • CIS
  • Africa
  • Turkey
  • Far East

Who will exhibit?

  • Tourism Boards
  • International destinations
  • Airlines
  • Hospitality groups
  • Technology companies

Benefits of Exhibiting:

  • Network with the largest global gathering of hosted international education tourism facilitators
  • Host pre-arranged meetings with the world's top education tourism buyers
  • Meet qualified international hosted buyers in pre-arranged appointments
  • Interact with key buyers in the multiple informal social gatherings exclusively available to exhibitors
  • Maximise your potential future business opportunities in this world first business forum
  • Discover new educational tourism ideas in the tours and excursion programme exclusively open to exhibitors
  • Generate new revenue streams in this booming tourism sector

To Particpate

There are various participation options available including space only, shell scheme and upgraded stand options in addition to a variety of sponsorship opportunities designed to maximise your presence at the event.

Our team is on hand to offer advice and solutions to meet any specific requirements you may have.

To book your stand and sponsorship opportunities please email Andy Buchanan at andy@cactievents.com or call +971 (4) 360 3109



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