Nehme Darwiche, Founder and President – Darwiche Worldwide Legacy

Dubai , United Arab Emirates: Jannah Hotels & Resorts chief executive officer Nehme Imad Darwiche will address the forum at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Halal Summit 2017, held in Dubai on 26 April 2017.

The inaugural ATM Global Halal Tourism Summit brings together some of the world’s leading Muslim Travel experts to discuss the nuances of this fast-growing sector, which was worth $145 billion in 2015, around 10% of total international tourism, according to Thomson Reuters. Its value is tipped to hit the $233 billion mark, some 13% of total global travel expenditure by 2020. The UAE is one of the world’s prominent Halal Tourism industry stakeholders, a pioneer in developing Muslim-friendly tourism infrastructure that attracts an increasing number of domestic, intra-regional and international visitors, as well as a key source market for other Halal-friendly destinations around the world.

The discussion is divided into three parts, on which the speakers will put their focus – Halal Tourism: the big picture, Halal destination strategies revealed, and how to sell Halal Travel.

Nehme said, “Considered as the pioneer in offering a Halal-friendly environment for Halal travelers, Jannah Hotels & Resorts understands Halal tourism is the fastest growing sector in the hospitality industry; and seeing this growth, Jannah responds to the increasing demand for halal alternatives for the rapidly growing halal market.

“I am honored to be given a platform to represent Jannah Hotels & Resorts as one of the pioneers in Halal Tourism,” he concluded.

With over 15 years of hospitality experience, a diploma in Hospitality Management and an E-Cornell certification, Nehme launched Jannah Hotels & Resorts in 2013. He started his career in Stewarding before progressing to leadership roles with a five-star Asian hospitality group. A predestined meeting with a real-life Bedouin inspired the unique Jannah concept. The group’s portfolio includes five properties with three more in the pipeline. The group is projected to manage 33 luxury hotels in 2022.

About Jannah Hotels & Resorts:

Jannah Hotels & Resorts was born and raised in the Liwa Desert of the United Arab Emirates. Founded on the spirit of the noble Bedouin hospitality and pioneered with an infrastructure that is innovative, creative and dynamic, it has blossomed into the hotel management company of choice.

Offering leading proprietary technology and evolutionary programs, the company offers intelligent and efficient hotel management services that are focused on ensuring properties managed under the Jannah Hotels & Resorts brand’s reach their operating potential in every aspect.

Properties in the portfolio also include Jannah Burj Al Sarab, Jannah Place Abu Dhabi, Jannah Marina Bay Suites, Jannah Place Dubai Marina and the newly opened Jannah Resort & Villas Ras Al Khaimah. Upcoming properties include Jannah Residences City Center Abu Dhabi, Jannah Creek Dubai and Jannah Ras Al Khor, Sharjah.