Category: Travel & Hospitality

First Thailand Halal Assembly to boost travel, trade with Islamic World

| 13/12/2014 | Reply
First Thailand Halal Assembly to boost travel, trade with Islamic World

The event is designed to help upgrade the standards of halal products and services being made in Thailand to cater to the rapidly growing Islamic market.

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State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

The Islamic Economy covers 7 main sectors: Islamic Finance, Halal food, Halal travel, Modest Fashion, Halal Media & recreation, and Halal pharmaceutical & cosmetics.

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Sonesta Hotel El Olivar Becomes Peru’s First Muslim-Friendly Hotel

| 02/12/2014 | 1 Reply
Sonesta Hotel El Olivar Becomes Peru’s First Muslim-Friendly Hotel

A luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of the San Isidro district of Lima, recently became the first hotel in Peru to be awarded Muslim-friendly accreditation.

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LSG Sky Chefs Expands Business in the Middle East

| 27/11/2014 | Reply
LSG Sky Chefs Expands Business in the Middle East

LSG Sky Chefs announces that it has further expanded its business with long-time customers Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways at several of its worldwide locations.

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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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Dubai: Best Islamic Economy Startup award goes to a mobil app

| 19/11/2014 | Reply
Dubai: Best Islamic Economy Startup award goes to a mobil app

The “Irhal” Islamic travel mobile app has won the first prize at The Entrepreneurs Day Awards hosted by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority in Dubai.

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The Muslim Green: American Muslim Market Study 2014-15

| 18/11/2014 | Reply
The Muslim Green: American Muslim Market Study 2014-15

The 2014-15 Study builds on DinarStandard’s 2011 Report on the American Muslim consumer market.

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UK: Welcome to Hotel Sharia

| 15/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Welcome to Hotel Sharia

An exclusive hotel has banned alcohol and pork after being taken over by a Middle Eastern businessman who wants to run it ‘in accordance with Sharia law’.

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Ingenuity, persistence pays off for Malaysian hotelier in Vietnam

| 12/11/2014 | Reply
Ingenuity, persistence pays off for Malaysian hotelier in Vietnam

The d’Lions Restaurant in his first hotel in Hanoi is also CrescentRated at AAA, the highest rating that can be given by CrescentRating.

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Malaysia: PNB Darby Park Executive Suites Awarded Highest Muslim-Friendly Rating

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: PNB Darby Park Executive Suites Awarded Highest Muslim-Friendly Rating

Awarded a Muslim-friendly rating of 7 by CrescentRating – it’s highest rating for Hotels which signifies that the hotel specialises in catering to Halal/Muslim-friendly requirements.

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Halal tourism Japan

| 03/11/2014 | Reply
Halal tourism Japan

Tourism to Japan is being heavily promoted in mainly-Muslim Southeast Asia, where visa requirements were relaxed in 2013 for Malaysia and Thailand.

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MasterCard and CrescentRating Announce a Global Muslim Travel Index

| 29/10/2014 | Reply
MasterCard and CrescentRating Announce a  Global Muslim Travel Index

MasterCard today signed an agreement with CrescentRating, the world’s leading authority on Muslim Travel Market at the World Islamic Economic Forum in Dubai.

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Singapore, a leading player in Muslim tourism

| 28/10/2014 | Reply
Singapore, a leading player in Muslim tourism

The potential of the global Muslim tourism industry has not gone unnoticed in Singapore, where companies can capitalise on Muslim customs to tap these opportunities.

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UAE: Halal Travel Options

| 27/10/2014 | 1 Reply
UAE: Halal Travel Options

In Dubai the concept of family-friendly hotels is fast catching on and more and more hotels are finding ways to provide hassle-free halal holidays to Muslims.

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UK Meeting on Halal Travel

| 27/10/2014 | Reply
UK Meeting on Halal Travel

Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London Kensington, UK will be the venue for over 200 travel professionals from 40 countries to meet on November 2.

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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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UAE: Abu Dhabi eyes Halal tourism

| 15/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Abu Dhabi eyes Halal tourism

Abu Dhabi’s Tourism and Culture Authority is roping in tour operators and hospitality groups to offer tailor-made packages to Halal tourists.

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UAE: Alcohol-free hotels in Dubai on the rise

| 12/10/2014 | Reply
UAE: Alcohol-free hotels in Dubai on the rise

Growth driven by increasing availability of Islamic finance The development of dry hotels (hotels that do not serve alcohol in Dubai has been growing in recent years.

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Opinion: A Guide to Halal Tourism

| 01/10/2014 | Reply
Opinion: A Guide to Halal Tourism

By Sharmeen Ziauddin – Huffington Post UK Last week Europe’s first conference on halal tourism took place in Granada, Spain. The brainchild of CM Media, the Halal Tourism Conference 2014 saw people from around the world gather to listen and learn about the Muslim market. Tourist boards, travel agents, tour operators, halal certification bodies and […]

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France most popular European travel destination for Muslims

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
France most popular European travel destination for Muslims

Of the 400 Muslim respondents from Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates, 30 percent cited France as their top European destination.

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