Singapore, 22nd February 2023 - The Halal In Travel Global Summit 2023 (HITGS 2023) is set to take place on May 30th, 31st, and June 1st. CrescentRating & HalalTrip will be hosting the 3rd edition of the premier global event for the Halal travel space, aimed at exploring the immense potential of the Muslim travel market to boost sustainable tourism development.
With more than 60 experts from National Tourism Organizations, travel industry stakeholders, and online travel industry players sharing ideas, insights, and innovations, this year's summit promises to be bigger and better than ever before. As the travel industry seeks to build a more resilient and sustainable future, the Muslim travel market is expected to play a crucial role in the next phase of the industry's growth, making the HITGS 2023 an event not to be missed.
International Muslim traveler arrivals reached 160 million in 2019. It is projected that Muslim traveler arrivals will reach 140 million in 2023 and get back to 2019 level 160 million in 2024. The visitor arrivals is projected to reach 230 million with an estimated expenditure of USD 225 Billion by 2028.
In addition to keynote speeches by Tourism Ministers, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in discussions on some of the key areas the industry needs to prepare to welcome Muslim travelers. The HITGS 2023 will also feature the launch of the 8th edition of the Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2023, the 3rd edition of the HalalTrip 40, and the Halal In Travel Awards 2023.
The GMTI is the premier index in the travel industry for the Halal travel space, providing a comprehensive annual report that ranks the top Muslim-friendly travel destinations around the world based on factors such as the availability of Halal food, prayer facilities, and Muslim-friendly accommodation options. This year’s ranking will put more emphasis on sustainability initiatives by destinations.
The Halal In Travel Awards were launched in 2022 to honor excellence in the Halal travel space. These awards recognize destinations, organizations, companies, and individuals who have made a considerable impact on the Muslim lifestyle travel segment spanning five categories. There are four categories of awards. The nominations for the 2023 awards will be closed on April 14th, 2023. Visit this link to learn more about the HIT Awards 2023.
The HalalTrip 40 was initiated in 2021 to recognize inspiring Muslims who have made significant contributions to their respective fields, and this year's list will be launched at the HITGS 2023. The list is a compilation of inspiring Muslims who have contributed eagerly, persistently, arduously, and have significantly impacted the community through their craft, product, or service. The compilation consisted of four categories: Trailblazers, Advocates, Inspirers, and Creators. Visit this link to learn more about the HT40 2023.
"We are thrilled to host the Halal In Travel Global Summit 2023, bringing together key players in the travel industry to explore the vast potential of the Muslim travel market. As we navigate the challenges of the post-pandemic world, it is increasingly clear that the Muslim travel market will be a key driver of tourism growth, and we are excited to offer a platform for industry leaders to share their insights and ideas." said Fazal Bahardeen, CEO of CrescentRating & HalalTrip.
The HITGS 2023 is a must-attend event for anyone interested in the Halal travel space and will offer a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts, network with professionals, and gain valuable insights into the future of Muslim travel. Visit this link to learn more about the event.