The Halal Tourism Roundtable took place on Monday 29th August, at The Media Rotana in Dubai, moderated by Rashi Sen, Editor.
The Roundtable discussed the needs of the halal traveller, challenges faced by the industry, popular halal destinations for the year and analysed the term 'halal' itself.
Some really interesting observations were made:
1. The term 'halal' means different things to different people, meaning that halal travellers are not a homogenous mix.
2. 70% of the panellists believe there is a need for global convention to come to
an agreement on what constitutes halal and what does not.
3. 90% believe there is a big gap in the halal cusine tourism sector.
4. 80% believe there will be an increase in the percentage of halal business they recieve in the next five years.
5. 60% agree that halal travel (excluding Hajj and Umrah) will reach $200 billion in the next five years.
Read more about the Roundtable here.