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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 | 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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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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