Hala Abu Dhabi, the professional conference organiser and destination management company of Etihad Airways, was named ‘World’s Best Halal Tour Operator’ at the inaugural World Halal Travel Awards 2015.

The awards celebrate best practice, service and distinction in travel and tourism brands within the international Halal tourism sector, with winners announced during a gala reception in Abu Dhabi on 20 October 2015.

With an international attendance of industry leaders, the awards were part of a three-day event held in Abu Dhabi, The World Halal Travel Summit & Exhibition, exclusively supported by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority.

The World Halal Travel Awards collected ballots from 42,000 travel professionals in 53 countries around the world in 2015.