Tag: Islamic Tourism

Saudi Arabia: Tourism boost for Madinah, hub of Islamic and historical sites

| 08/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Tourism boost for Madinah, hub of Islamic and historical sites

Madinah was the capital of Islamic culture in 2013 and the capital of Islamic tourism in 2017, and it witnessed tremendous progress in the tourism sector.

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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 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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2nd Halal Tourism Symposium takes off in Auckland

| 27/03/2015 | Reply
2nd Halal Tourism Symposium takes off in Auckland

The conference was graced by renowned scholars and eminent personalities from the travel and tourism industry from Auckland, India and other South East Asian countries.

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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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Spain charms Muslim tourists

| 22/10/2014 | Reply
Spain charms Muslim tourists

Spain is regarded as a must-see destination: a bridge between Europe and Islam, and whose history has left many visible traces of 5 centuries of Arab rule.

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Malaysia is tops for Muslim travel

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia is tops for Muslim travel

Muslim travel market was estimated at US$140bil (RM453.3bil) last year, accounting for almost 13% of the global total.

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Spain: Halal Tourism Conference attracts hotel experts

| 08/09/2014 | Reply
Spain: Halal Tourism Conference attracts hotel experts

Taking place in Granada, Spain on September 22-23, The Halal Tourism Conference 2014 will provide a platform to discuss Halal tourism with experts in the industry.

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Halal tourism takes off in Japan

| 09/07/2014 | Reply
Halal tourism takes off in Japan

Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers.

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Indonesia: Jakarta to host global Islamic tourism forum

| 13/05/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Jakarta to host global Islamic tourism forum

Jakarta will host the first OIC International Forum on Islamic Tourism next month to develop sharia tourism among 57 OIC country members.

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Opinion: Ibn Battuta, the first ‘Islamic’ tourist

| 01/04/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Ibn Battuta, the first ‘Islamic’ tourist

The Muslim dollar is respectably contributing to world tourism, and companies and countries want to access, retain, and grow this segment of the market.

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UAE: Dubai official says more hotels becoming “alcohol-free”

| 01/10/2013 | 1 Reply
UAE: Dubai official says more hotels becoming “alcohol-free”

Hotels are increasingly choosing to become alcohol-free zones in a bid to tap into the growing, and often lucrative, Islamic market, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry president and CEO Hamad Buamim said.

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Vietnam: Travel Company Taps Southeast Asia Halal Holiday Market

| 17/11/2012 | Reply
Vietnam: Travel Company Taps Southeast Asia Halal Holiday Market

The company’s aim is to provide a holiday experience that is in harmony with Islam. The featured hotels and resorts do not serve alcohol in rooms upon request, and have segregated swimming pools, leisure areas and spa facilities for men and women.

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Turkish Beach Resorts Cater to Pious Muslims

| 26/10/2012 | Reply
Turkish Beach Resorts Cater to Pious Muslims

At first glance the Sultan Beach Hotel near the Turkish resort of Bodrum appears like any other seaside hotel with its swimming pool and people sipping cool drinks. On closer examination there are no women to be seen by the pool and not a drop of alcohol.

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Opinion: Global travel industry gears up for Muslim tourist boom

| 29/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Global travel industry gears up for Muslim tourist boom

A study was conducted in 47 countries by Singapore-based halal travel specialist Crescentrating, along with DinarStandard, a US-based firm that tracks the Muslim lifestyle market. The availability of halal food tops the list of Muslim travellers’ requirements, according to the survey.

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Malaysia: Travel mart for Muslims

| 31/05/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Travel mart for Muslims

Tour and travel operators from 50 countries that are offering packages for Muslims will be coming together at the first World Islamic Tourism Mart 2012 (WITM 2012) in Kuala Lumpur on the 2-4 June 2012.

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Opinion: Can China Make Its Cuisine and Finance Friendly to Muslims?

| 04/04/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Can China Make Its Cuisine and Finance Friendly to Muslims?

The Hong Kong Tourism Board reports that in recent years, the number of Middle Eastern visitors to the region has grown by as much as 20% annually. How the Chinese have been able to adjust to these Muslim visitors can be seen in Hong Kong, where many of these business people go through.

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Egypt: Egypt’s Islamists offer controversial vision for ‘halal’ tourism

| 14/12/2011 | Reply
Egypt: Egypt’s Islamists offer controversial vision for ‘halal’ tourism

Islamists are dominating Egypt’s elections and some of them have a new message for tourists: welcome, but no booze, bikinis or mixed bathing at beaches, please.

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Egypt’s Islamists try to calm fears over tourism

| 12/12/2011 | Reply
Egypt’s Islamists try to calm fears over tourism

Egypt’s main Islamist parties on Sunday launched separate conferences aimed at promoting tourism as they scrambled to allay fears that the lucrative industry is under threat from religious conservatism.

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Malaysia Among Top Islamic Tourist Destinations

| 14/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia Among Top Islamic Tourist Destinations

In relation to this, Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) director-general Zainuddin Abdul Wahab said the centre was focusing on providing information and facilities sought by the Muslim commun

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