Category: Travel & Hospitality

UK: ‘Book Halal Homes’ Launched in London to Serve Muslim Travellers

| 08/05/2016 | Reply
UK: ‘Book Halal Homes’ Launched in London to Serve Muslim Travellers

Book Halal Homes listed accommodations are required to fulfill certain criteria and have on offer: halal food, non-alcoholic drinks, non smoking areas, private pool and spa, prayer facilities on site, leisure facilities.

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Turkey wants to boost halal tourism: Minister

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Turkey wants to boost halal tourism: Minister

Turkey will speed up works to develop “halal tourism” in a bid to lure even more Muslim tourists, Culture and Tourism Minister Mahir Ünal said at the opening of the Halal Tourism Conference 2016.

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Turkey: Halal Tourism Conference opens in Konya, Turkey

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Turkey: Halal Tourism Conference opens in Konya, Turkey

Hundreds of delegates from over 30 countries attended the opening day of the Halal Tourism Conference 2016 in Konya, Turkey which brought together some of the world’s leading names in the travel industry.

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Malaysia: Tripfez scores funding to focus on Muslim holidaymakers

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Tripfez scores funding to focus on Muslim holidaymakers

Tripfez, based in Malaysia, was set up in 2013 by co-founders Faeez Fadhlillah and Juergen Gallistl – two former schoolmates brought together by their mutual love of travel.

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Halal Travel: Malaysia ranked the most Muslim-friendly

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Halal Travel: Malaysia ranked the most Muslim-friendly

For the sixth consecutive year, the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) has been published ranking 130 countries to benchmark how destinations are catering to the Muslim travel market.

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Amadeus’ study sheds light on the needs of Halal travellers

| 29/04/2016 | Reply
Amadeus’ study sheds light on the needs of Halal travellers

Halal (sanctioned by Islamic law) tourism numbers are expected to hit 150 million in travellers volume and collectively spend an estimated $200bn by 2020.

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Islam means business: Meet the new generation of Muslim entrepreneurs

| 27/04/2016 | Reply
Islam means business: Meet the new generation of Muslim entrepreneurs

From halal ready meals to dating and Ramadan apps, the UK has seen a host of innovative businesses serving the Islamic community.

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Muslim-friendly hotel booking portal launched

| 27/04/2016 | 2 Replies
Muslim-friendly hotel booking portal launched

The unique portal features a portfolio of 200,000 hotels and resorts globally, more than 20,000 of which have been classified halal-friendly by sister company Salam Standard.

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Dubai: Halal travellers poised to spend $200b

| 27/04/2016 | Reply
Dubai: Halal travellers poised to spend $200b

Recent figures have shown that the halal tourism sector was valued at $145 billion in 2014, and is one of the fastest-growing travel segments in the world.

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UAE: International Travel Week Abu Dhabi 2016

| 13/04/2016 | Reply
UAE: International Travel Week Abu Dhabi 2016

The exhibition and conference will be held over 2 days (22 – 23 November) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and will host the travel industry’s biggest ever international hosted buyer programme.

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Another Shariah-compliant airline rises, offers cheaper flights to Mecca

| 05/04/2016 | Reply
Another Shariah-compliant airline rises, offers cheaper flights to Mecca

The CEO of Waqf Airlines’ said the airline seeks to fly Muslim pilgrims heading to Islam’s holiest city, Mecca and Jeddah.

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Iran in interaction with Muslim states to develop Halal tourism

| 29/03/2016 | Reply
Iran in interaction with Muslim states to develop Halal tourism

Movahhed said that tourism is not a political subject, but a popular interaction in an international level.

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Indonesia: Govt targets 5 millions Muslim travelers in 2019

| 29/03/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt targets 5 millions Muslim travelers in 2019

The government will introduce halal certification for foods and hotels in major tourist destinations for Muslim tourists traveling in the country.

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Makkah leads hotel construction in Saudi Arabia

| 22/03/2016 | Reply
Makkah leads hotel construction in Saudi Arabia

The Holy City of Makkah is leading hotel development in Saudi Arabia with 24,133 rooms currently in the construction pipeline, according to a new report.

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Thailand: New halal hotel aims to cash in on growing global Muslim population

| 22/03/2016 | Reply
Thailand: New halal hotel aims to cash in on growing global Muslim population

It was admitted to “The Halal Hotel” by the Gulf Halal organisation from Dubai, which assures constant and exacting standards of high quality for visitors.

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WNT target 600 hotels and restaurants halal MUI certified

| 25/02/2016 | Reply
WNT target 600 hotels and restaurants halal MUI certified

600 hotels, restaurants and small and medium-sized industries obtained the halal certificate by the Assembly of the scholars of Indonesia.

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Taiwan tourism industry welcomes Muslim travelers

| 19/02/2016 | Reply
Taiwan tourism industry welcomes Muslim travelers

A total of 85 travel-related businesses and facilities hold Halal certification nationwide, including National Palace Museum and Taipei 101, as well as hotels and restaurants.

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Philippines accelerates plans to develop Halal tourism

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
Philippines accelerates plans to develop Halal tourism

The Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) has unveiled a series of initiatives as part of a major drive to create a long-term infrastructure across the country to diversify its visitor arrivals.

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More than 47,000 hotel rooms under development in Saudi Arabia

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
More than 47,000 hotel rooms under development in Saudi Arabia

The majority of projects are in the final construction and pre-opening stages with 52 projects and almost 20,000 rooms set to open this year.

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Philippines: Halal accreditation goes into full swing in Davao

| 18/01/2016 | Reply
Philippines:  Halal accreditation goes into full swing in Davao

The Department of Tourism in Davao region (DOT-11) is now working for Halal accreditation of restaurants and hotels.

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