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Category: Travel & Hospitality

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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UK: Gulf-UK tourism rises by 9% in Q1, says VisitBritain

| 14/08/2019
UK: Gulf-UK tourism rises by 9% in Q1, says VisitBritain

Those visitors spent £382 million in the UK in the first three months of 2019 – up six per cent on the first quarter of 2018 spend levels.

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Malaysia launches Muslim-friendly hotel recognition

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
Malaysia launches Muslim-friendly hotel recognition

There are three levels of accreditation; platinum, gold and silver, based on the level of compliance to the standards that have been set.

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Germany: New trade show dedicated to Halal products is launching in March 2020

| 08/07/2019 | Reply
Germany: New trade show dedicated to Halal products is launching in March 2020

Deutsche Messe is launching HALAL HANNOVER, a new trade show for halal products, being held on the 6 to 8 March next year. It will be open to trade visitors on all three days.

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UK: First Dynamic Booking Engine dedicated to Halal Travel Content

| 08/07/2019 | Reply
UK: First Dynamic Booking Engine dedicated to Halal Travel Content

In today’s digital age, consumers’ travel purchasing decisions are often strongly influenced by dynamic videos and photos on social channels in real-time which Rihaala.com offers to travellers.

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Saudi ‘Halal’ Nightclub Tests Societal Limits for Reforms

| 22/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi ‘Halal’ Nightclub Tests Societal Limits for Reforms

The roller-coaster of approval and disapproval did not come as a surprise to people familiar with the implementation of Vision 2030.

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Saudi Arabia: Was the ‘halal disco’ in Jeddah shut down?

| 14/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Was the ‘halal disco’ in Jeddah shut down?

Sources confirmed the lounge was ordered to close just an hour before Ne-Yo was set to appear, and that it wasn’t a matter of licensing.

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Saudi Arabia Will Soon Have A ‘Halal Nightclub’

| 13/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia Will Soon Have A ‘Halal Nightclub’

According to reports, the country will soon have what they are calling a ‘halal nightclubs’ for the visitors who miss a vibrant nightlife.  

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Saudi Arabia: King Salman Launches the ‘Enriching Hajj & Umrah Experience’ Programme, part of Saudi Vision 2030

| 30/05/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: King Salman Launches the ‘Enriching Hajj & Umrah Experience’ Programme, part of Saudi Vision 2030

With the ambitious objective of reaching 30 million Umrah visitors annually by 2030, the programme’s mission is to achieve a quantum leap in every service provided.

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MoUs boost Brunei, Bangladesh ties in trade, investment

| 27/05/2019 | Reply
MoUs boost Brunei, Bangladesh ties in trade, investment

One of the MoUs signed was between Brunei’s Ghanim International Corporation Sdn Bhd and Bangladesh’s Taj Food Industries Ltd, a subsidiary of the Nizam Group of Companies.

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Cambodia Hands Out Halal Certification Under Strict Food Safety Rules

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
Cambodia Hands Out Halal Certification Under Strict Food Safety Rules

Before getting a certificate, businesses will have to go through inspections by officials under the Cambodian Halal Steering Committee monitored by the Ministry of Commerce.

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Travel Halal .. Your Guide to tourist destinations friendly to Muslims

| 16/05/2019 | Reply
Travel Halal .. Your Guide to tourist destinations friendly to Muslims

Zahra Magdy – Cairo – Al Jazeera.net(Translated from Arabic) The term “Islamic tourism” describes the availability of activities for Muslims traveling or residing in countries outside their normal environment to participate in religiously motivated activities, including halal hotels, halal transport, halal restaurants, Islamic flights, and interest-free financing. The Halal Hotel is characterized by an annex […]

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Indonesia set to become main producer in global halal industry by 2024

| 15/05/2019 | Reply
Indonesia set to become main producer in global halal industry by 2024

“Especially in potential sectors, such as food and beverages, tourism, fashion, media and recreation, as well as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.”

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Halal tourism is going mainstream

| 01/05/2019 | Reply
Halal tourism is going mainstream

Asia is leading the halal tourism industry, both in terms of inbound and outbound travel. The region has started to benefit from Muslim inbound travel expenditure. More Arab people are also exploring the globe now.

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Malaysia, Indonesia rivalry heats up

| 20/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia, Indonesia rivalry heats up

The Muslim travel market has undergone significant changes in recent years. The industry’s digital and technological transformation means it is now firmly in Halal Travel 2.0.

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Indonesia: President Jokowi inaugurates Halal Park in Jakarta

| 16/04/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: President Jokowi inaugurates Halal Park in Jakarta

A bigger version of the park called the Halal Lifestyle District will begin construction in the next year or two.

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Indonesia and Malaysia share top spot in ranking of Muslim-friendly travel destinations

| 16/04/2019 | Reply
Indonesia and Malaysia share top spot in ranking of Muslim-friendly travel destinations

The Muslim travel market is one of the fastest growing tourism sectors in the world, but it remains relatively untapped.

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Indonesia shares its Halal Tourism Experience at MIHAS

| 10/04/2019 | Reply
Indonesia shares its Halal Tourism Experience at MIHAS

To improve Indonesia’s positioning in Halal tourism, the team focused on improving the destination’s competitiveness and offerings by improving existing attractions and accessibility.

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The South African Halal tourism gets a much needed boost

| 09/04/2019 | Reply
The South African Halal tourism gets a much needed boost

Guided holiday operator Trafalgar partners with local faith-based travel business, Tayyib Travel, ahead of its first guided travel itinerary – tailored to the needs of Muslim travellers.

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