UAE: ITW Abu Dhabi to address tourism safety, security issues

whts 16 e banner 125 x 125 AInternational Travel Week-Abu Dhabi (ITW-Abu Dhabi) will officially host the inaugural World Halal Tourism Summit Ministerial Forum World Dialogue this November, highlighting safety and security in tourism 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.

Taking place on November 22, 2016, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, ITW-Abu Dhabi’s World Halal Tourism Summit Ministerial Forum World Dialogue 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.

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.”

ITW-Abu Dhabi is a progressive and evolutionary event which has developed from last year’s World Halal Travel Summit. The 2015 edition enjoyed unprecedented success, where the summit yielded impressive results, generating more than $18.4 million worth of business on the show floor, and a further $73.5 million stemming from opportunities directly created at the event.

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

ITW-Abu Dhabi will run from November 21 to 25 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. – TradeArabia News Service