Nominations are open for the inaugural World Halal Travel Awards, taking place on Tuesday 20th October 2015 at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.

The World Halal Travel Awards are the first awards to solely represent the halal and family friendly travel and tourism industry and are presented in partnership with The World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition (WHTS15), 19th-21st October, ADNEC, Abu Dhabi.

blue-mosqueAndy Buchanan, Director, said, “The World Halal Travel Awards are the first of their kind and will form the benchmark for excellence in the Halal tourism industry.  We have already received several nominations across the 15 awards categories and will be announcing the nominees in August.  The Halal and family friendly tourism market is booming and we look forward to celebrating with the ‘best of the best’ at Emirates Palace on the 20th October.”

The World Halal Travel Awards 2015 categories are:  World’s Best Airline for Halal Travellers, World’s Best Airport for Halal Travellers, World’s Best Family Friendly Hotel, World’s Best Family Friendly Beach Resort, World’s Most Luxurious Family Friendly Hotel, World’s Best Halal Apartment Hotel, World’s Best Halal Tour Operator, World’s Best Halal Travel Website, World’s Best Halal Cruise Company, World’s Best Halal Honeymoon Destination, World’s Best Haaj & Umrah Operator, World’s Best Haaj & Umrah Hotel, World’s Best Halal Tourism Destination, World’s Best Halal Culinary Destination and World’s Best Halal Cultural Destination.

The Awards will honour best practice, service and distinction within the halal and family friendly tourism sectors, in tribute to the companies and organisations who have recognised and responded to the needs and wishes of the fastest growing area of global tourism.

Award nominations will close on 31st July, after which voting will open.  The short-list of nominees will be announced on 21st September 2015 and the winners and runners-up awarded at the glittering Awards Gala Dinner on 20th October. Judging will be undertaken by an independent committee comprising industry leaders from across the Halal travel and tourism industry.

 

The World Halal Travel Awards take place at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi on 20th October 2015, in partnership with The World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition on 19th-21st October 2015 at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi.