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Category: Travel & Hospitality

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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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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