World’s first-ever halal retreat targets urban Muslim travellers


The world’s first-ever halal retreat has been launched combining spirituality with personal development for the fast-growing tourism segment targeting the urban global Muslim traveller.

Targeting Muslim entrepreneurs, students and professionals who are looking to take time off to reassess their lives and learn practical life skills – whilst adhering to their faith-based requirements – the Productive Muslim Retreat will be unique personal development journey over seven days with the aim of empowering attendees to live healthier and spiritually connected lives.

The Muslim travel market is now widely recognised as a key growth tourism sector projected to be worth $200 billion by 2020 according to the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2015, the most comprehensive research that has been released on the sector.

Launched by HalalTrip and ProductiveMuslim, the retreat will feature a host of activities including vision & productivity workshops, fitness sessions, nutrition consulting, volunteering at an orphanage and sightseeing through Sri Lanka’s historic sites and natural terrain. The first retreat will take place from November 19th to 25th at Tangalle, Sri Lanka. The 7-day program will include a stay at the 5* Anantara Tangalle Beach Resort.

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