About of Congress

The congress will be held face-to-face.

History of the International Halal (Muslim-friendly) Tourism Congress:

1st International Halal Tourism Congress: The 1st International Halal Tourism Congress was held at Alanya Adenya Hotel between 07-09 April 2017 by Kastamonu University Faculty of Tourism. The congress was attended by 13 different countries (Malaysia, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Germany, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, South Africa, England and Turkey). There were 144 paper applications from 48 universities. These papers were evaluated by 133 academicians working on the scientific committee and 128 full-text papers were entitled to be presented at the congress.

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2nd International Halal Tourism Congress: 2nd International Halal Tourism Congress was held on 04-06 April 2019 at Antalya Wome Deluxe Hotel in cooperation with Kastamonu University Faculty of Tourism, Islamic Countries Statistics, Economic, Social Research and Education Center (SESRIC), Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) and International Halal Tourism Association (IHATO). Academics and tourism experts from 20 different countries (Malaysia, Bangladesh, United States, Algeria, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Morocco, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Libya, Iran, Kazakhstan, Gambia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Tunisia, India, Jordan, Egypt and Sri Lanka) honored the congress with 114 full-text papers.

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Contribution of the 3rd International Halal (Muslim-friendly) Tourism Congress

Tourism activities carried out in line with Islamic principles form the basis of the concept of “Muslim-friendly”. Muslim-friendly tourism is to meet the needs arising from tourism activities such as accommodation, travel, recreation, transportation, etc. in accordance with Islamic rules and beliefs.

There is demand-side pressure on the development of Muslim-friendly tourism. It is seen that the income level and disposable income of the social segments participating in tourism activities by demanding Muslim-friendly accommodation businesses have increased. This process, examined within the scope of domestic tourism, has also entered the foreign tourism process in terms of its dynamics.

Thanks to the 3rd International Halal (Muslim-friendly) Tourism Congress, the Muslim-friendly tourism potential will be discussed by academics, and Muslim-friendly tourism will be promoted and recognized. The scientists who will participate in the congress will have the opportunity to get to know Muslim-friendly tourism closely with the papers to be presented during the congress and will convey their observations and experiences when they return to their places of residence. The mentioned effects will spread nationally and globally through social media and other mass media, and the demand for Muslim-friendly tourism will increase. Increasing demand will create an increase in quantity and quality in enterprises providing tourism and hospitality services. This result will not only increase employment and per capita income, but also directly affect tourism revenues and the number of incoming tourists.