Category: Travel & Hospitality

Cambodia: Cooperation for Halal food standards

| 21/07/2017 | Reply
Cambodia: Cooperation for Halal food standards

Cambodia will cooperate with Thailand and Malaysia to establish halal standards to cater to the rising number of national and international tourists visiting Cambodia.

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Thailand yet to reach full potential as top Muslim travel destination

| 11/07/2017 | Reply
Thailand yet to reach full potential as top Muslim travel destination

Work was underway to finalise a common certification system for Thailand’s growing number of hotels, restaurants and other products.

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Canada: Thousands turn out to Mississauga interfaith iftar feast

| 16/06/2017 | Reply
Canada: Thousands turn out to Mississauga interfaith iftar feast

3,000 gathered for the first time at Mississauga Celebration Square for what organizers believe is Canada’s largest iftar, the nightly feast enjoyed by practicing Muslims during Ramadan.

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Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

| 12/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

“Moslem meal” is inaccurate and discriminatory, suggesting it is only for Muslims, when what it is meant to be – a halal meal – does not only have to be for Muslim consumption.

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The Halal Dining Club directory for Halal Diners

| 09/06/2017 | Reply
The Halal Dining Club directory for Halal Diners

Platform to take Halal diners through their whole dining journey from discovering Halal restaurants locally and internationally, to booking a table and collecting loyalty rewards.

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Taiwan woos Muslim tourists

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
Taiwan woos Muslim tourists

Taiwan is ranked the seventh most desirable non-IOC destination for Muslims attracting 30,000 such visitors a year, while Singapore is the top non-IOC destination for Muslims.

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UAE: Increased GCC visitor numbers swell ATM 2017

| 10/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Increased GCC visitor numbers swell ATM 2017

Muslim travel is a key sector for economic development and job creation throughout the world, generating $139 billion in GDP and creating 4.5 million jobs worldwide.

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Opinion: Why are so many Muslims suddenly visiting Japan?

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Why are so many Muslims suddenly visiting Japan?

Savvy destinations that adapt to serve halal food and provide prayer rooms are reaping the benefits of an increase in tourism by visitors from Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

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Korea turns to Muslims for next big tourism boom

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Korea turns to Muslims for next big tourism boom

But basic accommodations like prayer rooms and halal restaurants remain lacking.

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Certification Becomes Issue for Halal Tourism in Indonesia

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Certification Becomes Issue for Halal Tourism in Indonesia

Indonesia’s position is up one rank from the previous year. The leader of the halal tourism market for this year (ranks first and second) is still held by Malaysia and United Arab Emirates.

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Interview With Fazal Bahardeen: Halal-travel trailblazer

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Interview With Fazal Bahardeen: Halal-travel trailblazer

CrescentRating has become the world’s first independent rating and accreditation standard in Muslim travel, as International Enterprise Singapore has billed it.

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UAE: Premium Hotel Classification system for Muslim-friendly properties

| 25/04/2017 | Reply
UAE: Premium Hotel Classification system for Muslim-friendly properties

Tourism Malaysia and Salam Standard will both participate in the inaugural ATM Global Halal Tourism Summit 2017, which takes place on the Global Stage on Wednesday April 26th.

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UAE: New guideline for Islamic Hotels Standards in Dubai

| 03/04/2017 | Reply
UAE: New guideline for Islamic Hotels Standards in Dubai

The guideline covered building standards and service systems, including building design standards, regulatory standards and service systems.

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Indonesia continues to promote its tourism potential

| 02/04/2017 | Reply
Indonesia continues to promote its tourism potential

Currently, acquiring a Halal certification is optional, but Indonesian lawmakers are trying to push for the enactment of a Halal Product Protection Bill.

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Tourism to food, Buddhist Thailand hunts Halal gold

| 20/03/2017 | Reply
Tourism to food, Buddhist Thailand hunts Halal gold

From hotels with segregated swimming pools to jelly made from seaweed instead of pork bones, Buddhist Thailand is chasing halal gold as it welcomes Muslim visitors.

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Japan launches six new destinations for Indonesian tourists

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Japan launches six new destinations for Indonesian tourists

While Osaka and Tokyo have been Indonesians favorites, Japan also has six other attractive regions for tourists who want to experience the country’s four seasons.

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Australia Keen on Investing $5 Bln in Indonesia

| 27/02/2017 | Reply
Australia Keen on Investing $5 Bln in Indonesia

One of the inputs conveyed by the Australian investors is the facilitation of Halal certification process for multivitamin product.

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GCC preferences for outbound Mice, luxury travel changing

| 13/02/2017 | Reply
GCC preferences for outbound Mice, luxury travel changing

Unique destinations that are connected well in aviation routes, food requirements as well as destination safety and security play a big part in the considerations of buyers/planners.

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Thailand’s first Halal hotel opens following Trump immigration ban

| 13/02/2017 | Reply
Thailand’s first Halal hotel opens following Trump immigration ban

The four-star hotel, called Al Meroz, offers facilities that serve the requirements of Muslim visitors, such as a praying room and halal food.

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Croatia: Milenij Hotels awarded with Halal certification

| 08/02/2017 | Reply
Croatia: Milenij Hotels awarded with Halal certification

The certificate will contribute to the hotels and whole destination to be opened to new markets that have a lot of potential.

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