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Taiwan: Penghu NSA Administration Promotes Muslim-friendly Tourism

| 25/01/2020
Taiwan: Penghu NSA Administration Promotes Muslim-friendly Tourism

Penghu is the most Muslim-friendly county in Taiwan and has cooperated with the International Muslim tourism industry to promote a friendly environment for Muslim tourism.

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EU: Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) to hold Round Table at HALAL HANNOVER

| 23/01/2020
EU: Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) to hold Round Table at HALAL HANNOVER

For the first time ever, the world’s largest summit on the Islamic economy is coming to German-speaking Europe.

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Taiwan: Tapping the Muslim Tourism Market

| 23/01/2020
Taiwan: Tapping the Muslim Tourism Market

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau says it has earmarked NT$5 million per year for last year and this year, and has been set aside to subsidize businesses seeking halal certification.

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Report Reveals APAC NTOs Best Globally for Muslim Friendly Resources Available Online

| 21/01/2020
Report Reveals APAC NTOs Best Globally for Muslim Friendly Resources Available Online

This report published by Pear Anderson shows that eight of the top 10 National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) with Muslim friendly online resources are from APAC.

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Opinion: Slow travel, social activism to drive growth of Muslim travel

| 20/01/2020
Opinion: Slow travel, social activism to drive growth of Muslim travel

In 2018, the global Muslim travel population clocked at 140 million, according to the Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2019.

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Singapore Tourism Board sharpens focus to tap halal travel boom

| 17/01/2020
Singapore Tourism Board sharpens focus to tap halal travel boom

According to CrescentRating, the muslim travel segment holds significant weight in Singapore’s tourism balance, accounting for an estimated 18 to 20 per cent of overall arrivals.

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Turkey: Halal Tourism Services Standard has been published

| 06/01/2020
Turkey: Halal Tourism Services Standard has been published

SMIIC Technical Committee on Tourism and Related Issues  (TC 5) standard “OIC/SMIIC 9:2019, Halal Tourism Services – General Requirements”. 

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Philippines: DTI chief sees Halal as a good business venture for 2020

| 06/01/2020
Philippines: DTI chief sees Halal as a good business venture for 2020

The secretary said that entrepreneurs should start with a change in mindset and see Halal as a lifestyle that can be enjoyed by everyone.

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Indonesia encourages sharia economy to boost SMEs

| 07/12/2019
Indonesia encourages sharia economy to boost SMEs

Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin discusses a wide range of topics – domestic, international, and economic – and said that his country plans to pay more attention to Halal tourism.

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UK: HalalBooking Ranked as Fastest-Growing UK Travel Company

| 05/12/2019
UK: HalalBooking Ranked as Fastest-Growing UK Travel Company

HalalBooking’s results for the first three quarters of 2019 show that over 75,000 guests have booked through its website, using its unique halal-friendly search functionality to choose hotel and villa accommodation.

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Indonesia taps into Muslim tourist market with Shariah hotels

| 26/11/2019
Indonesia taps into Muslim tourist market with Shariah hotels

Shariah-compliant accommodation is not new in Indonesia. The Sofyan Hotel chain in Jakarta has implemented the concept in its two properties since 1992 by removing nightclubs, bars and alcoholic drinks from its facilities. 

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UAE: Global Launch of the State of the Islamic Economy Report 2019/20

| 11/11/2019
UAE: Global Launch of the State of the Islamic Economy Report 2019/20

DinarStandard said halal products attracted the lion’s share of investments, accounting for 54% of deal value, followed by Islamic finance at 42% and 4% in Islamic lifestyle, mainly in modest fashion and Muslim-friendly tourism.

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Research: Insights and Guidelines on Halal Tourism

| 29/10/2019
Research: Insights and Guidelines on Halal Tourism

By presenting the code of regulations this Paper aims to facilitate the global halal tourism market.

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Opinion: Muslim women are making more solo trips

| 25/10/2019
Opinion: Muslim women are making more solo trips

Two-thirds were 40 years of age or younger, an indication of how much young Muslim women drive this section of the tourism industry.

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Ban on swimming? Myths hinder Indonesia’s development in halal tourism

| 22/10/2019
Ban on swimming? Myths hinder Indonesia’s development in halal tourism

Myths surrounding the concept, such as a prohibition on swimming at halal tourist destinations, have worsened the situation, making Islam looks like a foe instead of a friend of tourism.

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Opinion: Can the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia prove to be sustainable?

| 21/10/2019
Opinion: Can the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia prove to be sustainable?

Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector could generate $70.9 billion to the country’s GDP this year, but negative perceptions about the country refuse to fade away.

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Saudi Arabia allows foreign men and women to share hotel rooms

| 07/10/2019
Saudi Arabia allows foreign men and women to share hotel rooms

Recent changes are part of de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitious economic and social reform agenda.

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UK: HalalBooking Attracts International Investment with a $50 Million Valuation

| 25/09/2019
UK: HalalBooking Attracts International Investment with a $50 Million Valuation

The first half of 2019 has been very successful for the online search and booking platform, with more than 60% growth in net revenue compared to the same period in 2018.

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Singapore could be Asia’s next halal destination

| 09/09/2019
Singapore could be Asia’s next halal destination

Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) deputy head Panca Sarungu said that Singapore had the potential to become a new competitor in the halal tourism sector.

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Africa Halal Week returns to Cape Town

| 27/08/2019
Africa Halal Week returns to Cape Town

Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris said, “Africa Halal Week is a key component of our effort in this regard, as we position ourselves as the Halal export hub of the African continent.”

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