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Saudi Hospitalty Industry Adapts to rise of ‘Millennial’ Travellers

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
Saudi Hospitalty Industry Adapts to rise of ‘Millennial’ Travellers

Millennial travellers are forecast to become the dominant consumer group globally by 2020, yet the future appears closer for Saudi Arabia.

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UAE: Modest fashion the focus of new online Cover Magazine

| 13/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Modest fashion the focus of new online Cover Magazine

Cover, new global ­digital magazine is aiming to become the Vogue of the conservative-fashion world. The brainchild of Dubai-based Alia Khan, chairwoman of the Islamic Fashion and Design Council (IFDC).

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EU – New Report on Top Five Vendors in the Halal Food Market

| 12/05/2016 | Reply
EU – New Report on Top Five Vendors in the Halal Food Market

Research group Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent halal food market in Europe 2016-2020 report.

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Indonesia: Unilever Faces Challenges in Applying Halal Warranty System

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Unilever Faces Challenges in Applying Halal Warranty System

PT Unilever Indonesia applies a halal waranty system for its products and factory. However, the implementation system is not easy and the company faces various challanges.

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Chinese meat processors look to NZ ahead of chilled meat deal

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
Chinese meat processors look to NZ ahead of chilled meat deal

A new Halal Arrangement, under which China will recognise New Zealand’s Halal regulation and certification regime for Halal goods exported to China, was also co-signed.

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How Turkey plans to boost Halal tourism

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
How Turkey plans to boost Halal tourism

Turkey ranks third in the “Global Muslim Travel Index 2016,” and the Turkish government and business sector have decided to pursue a bigger slice of the Halal pie.

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Saudi Arabia’s Mega-Projects in Focus at Vision Conference 2016

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia’s Mega-Projects in Focus at Vision Conference 2016

The conference is a key feature of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, from 17-19th May 2016 featuring a range of industry experts exploring the Kingdom’s booming hospitality industry.

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Global halal industry offers investment opportunities for Qatar and Philippines

| 09/05/2016 | Reply
Global halal industry offers investment opportunities for Qatar and Philippines

Deputy head of mission Gonaranao B Musor, Philippine embassy in Qatar, said the Philippines wants to explore other areas of partnerships with Qatar on the economic benefits of the growing Halal industry.

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Opinion: A slice of the Halal cake

| 09/05/2016 | Reply
Opinion: A slice of the Halal cake

Halal certification is something that local businesses should strive for because Malaysia’s halal stamp is universally recognised and confers a definite advantage in the export markets.

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UAE: Dubai holds Signing Ceremony for IHAF

| 09/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Dubai holds Signing Ceremony for IHAF

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) and the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) held a signing ceremony after approval of the International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF).

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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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UK: HFA disappointed and shocked by recent allegations by Britain First

| 06/05/2016 | Reply
UK: HFA disappointed and shocked by recent allegations by Britain First

HFA sends out a clear message that such baseless allegations, irresponsible accusations and politically driven agendas shall never be tolerated.

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UK: Brexit could save ‘THOUSANDS of animals’ from halal slaughterhouses abroad

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
UK: Brexit could save ‘THOUSANDS of animals’ from halal slaughterhouses abroad

Animal welfare minister George Eustice warned under current EU rules, the Government is powerless to stop livestock being forced to endure long journeys before being slaughtered overseas.

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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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Korea opens food trade office in UAE, aims for 10% growth

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Korea opens food trade office in UAE, aims for 10% growth

The Korean government is stepping up its food industry promotion in the Middle East with a new regional office and new initiatives.

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South Africa to learn from Turkey at Halal tourism conference

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
South Africa to learn from Turkey at Halal tourism conference

South Africa is one of the five most popular non-Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) destinations in the global Muslim travel market, and will be represented at 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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UAE: Entries for Islamic Economy Award open

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Entries for Islamic Economy Award open

Submissions for the eight categories of the 2016 award close July 31, 2016.

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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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Turkey: TÜBITAK invests $125,000 to detect pork in halal meat

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Turkey: TÜBITAK invests $125,000 to detect pork in halal meat

The Food Institute at TÜBITAK’s MAM developed a five-minute test which will be made available to the masses in order to detect whether pork meat was mixed with meat advertised as “halal”.

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