Category: Travel & Hospitality

Iran to turn to world’s Halal tourism hub

| 27/02/2015 | Reply
Iran to turn to world’s Halal tourism hub

Iran plans to turn to the world’s hub for Halal tourism which could draw as many as 15 million Muslims a year from around the world, a top official says.

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Indonesia’s Islamic tourism drive targets Middle Eastern holidaymakers

| 22/02/2015 | Reply
Indonesia’s Islamic tourism drive targets Middle Eastern holidaymakers

Lombok is at the centre of an Islamic tourism drive in Indonesia, which has the world’s biggest Muslim population and is hoping to boost the number of visitors.

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UAE: Halal tourism should not be overlooked

| 20/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: Halal tourism should not be overlooked

The rapid growth of the Muslim population creates an unrivalled revenue growth opportunity for travel and tourism. Halal travel in all forms is now booming.

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They want to know if I eat Halal food – Should I Be Worried?

| 06/02/2015 | Reply
They want to know if I eat Halal food – Should I Be Worried?

Booking a Halal meal on your next flight? The new European commission on counter-terrorism will be taking notice, and keeping records for 5 years.

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Opinion: Food profiling at 10,000m

| 04/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Food profiling at 10,000m

Those ordering halal food while travelling into/out of Europe could be now be “food profiled” for secondary security screening or possible worse not given halal food while in detention.

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UAE hotels tap into Islamic travel market

| 08/01/2015 | Reply
UAE hotels tap into Islamic travel market

A few minutes before the clock struck 12 many hotel guests in Dubai gathered for a New Year toast, but a growing number of properties in the city welcomed the arrival of 2015 with a mocktail and halal food. Among them was the five-star Taj Palace Hotel in the heart of old trading centre Deira. […]

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Singaporean firm launches mobile app for halal shops

| 08/01/2015 | Reply
Singaporean firm launches mobile app for halal shops

The mobile application that enables Muslim foodies and travelers to share halal restaurant discoveries around the world.

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EU: Muslim-friendly Europe tour packages to lure Asian market

| 07/01/2015 | Reply
EU: Muslim-friendly Europe tour packages to lure Asian market

TWO European DMCs are reaching out to the markets of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei to promote their maiden Muslim-friendly tours in Europe.

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Oman: Time to tap growing demand for ‘halal tourism’ segment

| 06/01/2015 | Reply
Oman: Time to tap growing demand for ‘halal tourism’ segment

Oman enjoys all the reasons to promote ‘halal tourism’ as the most prominent category in the country, but the sector needs substantial investment.

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Saudia Arabia’s Airline May Introduce Gender-Segregated Flights

| 03/01/2015 | 1 Reply
Saudia Arabia’s Airline May Introduce Gender-Segregated Flights

Emirates 247 reports that the new gender segregation guidelines will address “recurrent complaints” from Saudia’s buyers.

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UAE: World Halal Travel Summit To Debut In Abu Dhabi

| 22/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: World Halal Travel Summit To Debut In Abu Dhabi

The pioneering conference and exhibition will run over two halls at the state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), from October 19-21, 2015.

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UAE: DIEDC Signs Agreement with Thomson Reuters

| 21/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC Signs Agreement with Thomson Reuters

The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre has signed an agreement with Thomson Reuters to develop a global Islamic economy portal.

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Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

| 16/12/2014 | Reply
Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

From travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalise on the growing “Muslim lifestyle” market.

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Spain: Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain’s Famous Jamon

| 16/12/2014 | Reply
Spain: Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain’s Famous Jamon

In Cumbres Mayores, a town in the heart of Spain’s most traditional ham-producing region, a Tunisian émigré has created the country’s first halal jamón.

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First Thailand Halal Assembly to boost travel, trade with Islamic World

| 13/12/2014 | Reply
First Thailand Halal Assembly to boost travel, trade with Islamic World

The event is designed to help upgrade the standards of halal products and services being made in Thailand to cater to the rapidly growing Islamic market.

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State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

The Islamic Economy covers 7 main sectors: Islamic Finance, Halal food, Halal travel, Modest Fashion, Halal Media & recreation, and Halal pharmaceutical & cosmetics.

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Sonesta Hotel El Olivar Becomes Peru’s First Muslim-Friendly Hotel

| 02/12/2014 | 1 Reply
Sonesta Hotel El Olivar Becomes Peru’s First Muslim-Friendly Hotel

A luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of the San Isidro district of Lima, recently became the first hotel in Peru to be awarded Muslim-friendly accreditation.

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LSG Sky Chefs Expands Business in the Middle East

| 27/11/2014 | Reply
LSG Sky Chefs Expands Business in the Middle East

LSG Sky Chefs announces that it has further expanded its business with long-time customers Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways at several of its worldwide locations.

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Can Islamic Tourism save Yemen by using the Malaysian Model?

| 20/11/2014 | Reply
Can Islamic Tourism save Yemen by using the Malaysian Model?

Those booking Islamic tourism packages often seek historical or cultural sites that would also be of interest to non-Muslim tourists, in addition to sites with Islamic significance.

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Dubai: Best Islamic Economy Startup award goes to a mobil app

| 19/11/2014 | Reply
Dubai: Best Islamic Economy Startup award goes to a mobil app

The “Irhal” Islamic travel mobile app has won the first prize at The Entrepreneurs Day Awards hosted by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority in Dubai.

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