Turkey to Hold First Halal Tourism Workshop

Ankara, MINA – Turkey will hold first Halal Tourism Workshop next February. This workshop aimed to analyze opportunities and challenges, and ground halal tourism in Turkey.

The workshop will be held by the Halal Tourism Research Center of Demirel University, Turkey, which took place on February 22-24. As Halalfocus reported.

Prof Ömer Akgün Tekin from Demirel University spoke to the Ihlas News Agency, he hoped the participation from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Turkish Coordination and Cooperation Agency (TIKA), and International Halal Tourism Organization.

He stressed, Turkey needs to issue Halal Tourism Regulations as soon as possible and make a Halal Tourism Strategy Certificate to fill the “global language” void for halal tourism.

“We are fully confidence that Turkey has potential to create such languages,” he said.

Tekin wanted to publish a book “Halal Travel Guide” in Turkey, because there are around 400 million Muslims living near Turkey, at least 90 percent people are traveling based on the values ​​of their beliefs.

It is just like their belief in choosing halal-certified food and no alcohol in the hotel where they are staying.

“Turkey must be the destination for halal tourism, so it needs to identify new markets to attract more visitors,” he added.

Natural attractions and historical sites of Turkey have long been a magnet for tourists from all over the world. In recent years, a variety of tourists have attracted travelers from Muslim and Arab countries. (T/Sj/R04)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)