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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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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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Japanese airline caterer receives Halal kitchen cert

| 26/09/2014 | Reply
Japanese airline caterer receives Halal kitchen cert

A LEADING airline caterer in Tokyo, TFK Corporation, has received halal certification for its halal kitchen, becoming another example of how the travel industry is paying more attention to the growing Muslim market.

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Turkey: Experts from 15 Countries Discuss Halal issues in Istanbul

| 17/09/2014 | Reply
Turkey: Experts from 15 Countries Discuss Halal issues in Istanbul

GIMDES meets experts from 15 different countries at the 7th Conference on Halal and Tayyib Products and present final Statement.

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Philippines gearing up for Muslim tourist boom

| 15/09/2014 | Reply
Philippines gearing up for Muslim tourist boom

Top tourist destinations like Cebu are advised to gear up for the projected boom in travel by Muslim tourists, on the back of growing affluence of the Muslim middle class.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s confident will not lose contract in Malaysia Airlines revamp

| 13/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s confident will not lose contract in Malaysia Airlines revamp

Brahim’s Holdings Bhd is confident that the company’s 70%-owned Brahim’s Airline Catering Sdn Bhd (BAC) will not lose its contract with Malaysia Airlines (MAS).

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Canada: Toronto Pearson International Airport to offer certified halal Middle Eastern cuisine

| 12/09/2014 | Reply
Canada: Toronto Pearson International Airport to offer certified halal Middle Eastern cuisine

Local favorite Paramount Fine Foods, in partnership with HMSHost, has opened the first of two locations coming to Toronto Pearson.

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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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UK: Crackdown on fraudsters ripping off Muslim pilgrims

| 06/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Crackdown on fraudsters ripping off Muslim pilgrims

Consumer watchdogs in Birmingham are spearheading a nationwide probe in a bid to stop fraudsters ripping off Muslim pilgrims.

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Malaysia: 5th OIC World Biz Exhibition & Conference 2014

| 04/09/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: 5th OIC World Biz Exhibition & Conference 2014

The 5th OIC World BIZ 2014 will be expecting exhibitors and delegates from over 50 participating countries seeking business partners and potential investors.

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Opinion: Billions of dollars in Muslim modesty

| 03/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Billions of dollars in Muslim modesty

Islam inspires modesty in clothing whilst encouraging fashion, and Muslim designerst want to tap into an “estimated… $224 billion on clothing and footwear.

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No Burkinis! Morocco hotels ban ‘halal’ suit

| 27/08/2014 | Reply
No Burkinis! Morocco hotels ban ‘halal’ suit

Some private pools in Morocco’s tourism hot spots have banned women from wearing burkinis, sometimes described as halal swim-suits, which cover the body and head.

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Turkey favourite destination for UAE nationals

| 20/08/2014 | Reply
Turkey favourite destination for UAE nationals

The biggest reason tourists, at 71 per cent, said that they wanted to travel to Turkey was to visit the country for the first time and experience what it had to offer.

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Japan enters global halal market with food exports, Muslim tourism

| 16/08/2014 | Reply
Japan enters global halal market with food exports, Muslim tourism

The country plans to massively increase its halal food exports to Muslim countries in Southeast Asia, as well to the Middle East, and focus on Halal tourism.

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Islam Channel screens ‘Islamic Economy’ documentary

| 14/08/2014 | Reply
Islam Channel screens ‘Islamic Economy’ documentary

Great documentary on the Islamic Economy covering food, finance, fashion, travel, personal care and more. It has a particular focus on the UK scene, but also gives a good picture of the global market.

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UAE: How to Apply for an Islamic Economy Award

| 12/08/2014 | Reply
UAE: How to Apply for an Islamic Economy Award

The Award is divided into eight key Islamic economy categories, including food, health, hospitality & tourism, SME Development and Islamic Arts.

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Japan sees gold in Muslim tourism

| 04/08/2014 | Reply
Japan sees gold in Muslim tourism

Muslim visitors to Japan are expected to reach one million a year by 2020, triple the 2013 level, as it further opens up to tourists.

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Japan: Halal certification offers big opportunities

| 04/08/2014 | Reply
Japan: Halal certification offers big opportunities

“We’d like to create ‘one halal standard,’ which is the best halal certification in Japan, to ensure it will be accepted in every Muslim country.”

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Dubai: DIEDC launches Global Islamic Economy Summit 2013 Review Report

| 04/08/2014 | Reply
Dubai: DIEDC launches Global Islamic Economy Summit 2013 Review Report

GIES 2013 Review details the discussions of 25 sessions held at the summit and outlines key recommendations across the six pillars of Islamic Economy.

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Opinion: Exploring the $100b plus Muslim travel market

| 03/08/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Exploring the $100b plus Muslim travel market

When Crescentrating started its operations in 2009, it referred the segment as ‘halal friendly travel,’ and now has settled on ‘Muslim friendly.’

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