Category: Travel & Hospitality

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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Russia looks to become halal friendly

| 04/01/2016 | Reply
Russia looks to become halal friendly

Tourism authorities have launched a program to make more halal-certified food products available in Russia.

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Niger hosts OIC Islamic Tourism Conference

| 21/12/2015 | Reply
Niger hosts OIC Islamic Tourism Conference

Covering the implementation of the OIC Framework for Development and Cooperation among OIC Member States in the field of tourism over the next two years.

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Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline takes off

| 20/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline takes off

AFP, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline Rayani Air began operations Sunday with its maiden flight taking off from the capital to the resort island of Langkawi, local media reported. In-flight meals served on board its flights are completely halal, with alcohol consumption strictly prohibited. Muslim flight crew must don the hijab while non-Muslim crew […]

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Burger King France’s owner to boost number of Halal-only restaurants

| 15/12/2015 | Reply
Burger King France’s owner to boost number of Halal-only restaurants

The move, if confirmed, will see the opening of about 40 restaurants serving only burgers with meat from cattle slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law.

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Philippines: 10 Cebu hotels to pilot government halal project

| 15/12/2015 | Reply
Philippines: 10 Cebu hotels to pilot government halal project

10 hotels and resorts in Cebu will participate in the pilot implementation of a project that aims to make tourism establishments halal-certified.

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Malaysia unveils tourism guidelines to be more Muslim-friendly

| 04/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia unveils tourism guidelines to be more Muslim-friendly

MS2610:2015 Muslim-Friendly Hospitality Services Requirements – are to set up a system to “preserve and protect the integrity of our Islamic tourism products and services”.

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Indonesia: Operator Aims to Woo ‘Those Arabian Kings’ With ‘Shariah Hotel’ in Bali

| 12/11/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Operator Aims to Woo ‘Those Arabian Kings’ With ‘Shariah Hotel’ in Bali

Plans to build the new ‘shariah hotels’ in Bandung, Bandarlampung, Yogyakarta and Bali, under the Grans Seriti Madani brand.

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