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UK: The rise of the affluent Muslim traveller

| 20/08/2012 | Reply
UK: The rise of the affluent Muslim traveller

A recent study conducted by Dinar Standard, a US-based consultancy that tracks the Muslim lifestyle market, found that Muslims spent about 102bn euros (£85bn, $126bn) during their travels last year.

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Egypt: Holidaying the Halal Way

| 30/07/2012 | Reply
Egypt: Holidaying the Halal Way

A new Cairo-based travel operator, “Shouq Travel,” is hoping to tap into the global Muslim tourism boom with a new initiative encouraging Muslims to arrange their vacations in accordance to Sharia (Islamic) law.

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Spending by Muslim Tourists is Growing Faster than the Global Rate

| 30/07/2012 | Reply
Spending by Muslim Tourists is Growing Faster than the Global Rate

A new ground-breaking study, ‘Global Muslim Lifestyle Travel Market: Landscape & Consumer Needs,’ shows that Muslim tourists globally represent a major niche market worth $126.1 billion in 2011 growing at a 4.8% through 2020.

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Opinion: Global travel industry gears up for Muslim tourist boom

| 29/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Global travel industry gears up for Muslim tourist boom

A study was conducted in 47 countries by Singapore-based halal travel specialist Crescentrating, along with DinarStandard, a US-based firm that tracks the Muslim lifestyle market. The availability of halal food tops the list of Muslim travellers’ requirements, according to the survey.

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Saudi Arabia follows Egypt, UAE, Algeria to exempt Olympics athletes from fasting

| 22/07/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia follows Egypt, UAE, Algeria to exempt Olympics athletes from fasting

Hakmi said that as the athletes are traveling with the intention of returning, not to stay there. Therefore, they and whoever accompanies them can skip their Ramdan fasting, even if their stay “reaches 15 or 19 days.

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Malaysia: JAKIM awards Halal certificates to hotels and restaurants for Ramadan

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: JAKIM awards Halal certificates to hotels and restaurants for Ramadan

Jakim has approved halal certificates for 359 hotels and 453 premises offering Ramadan buffet this month. They also advised Muslims to ensure when choosing hotels and food premises offering Ramadan buffets that they are certified by Jakim.

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India: Halal India launches online Halal restaurant guide

| 19/07/2012 | Reply
India: Halal India launches online Halal restaurant guide

This online Restaurant guide is first of its kind in India which features all the Halal Certified Restaurants, Hotels, Halal Friendly Hotels, Halal Friendly hospitals, Halal Friendly shops and beyond.

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Saudi Arabia: Preparations in place for Ramadan

| 05/07/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Preparations in place for Ramadan

Minister of Haj Bandar Hajjar said arrangements are in full swing to cope with the huge influx of pilgrims from all over the world during the upcoming peak Umrah season in Ramadan, and to welcome the fasting month of Ramadan.

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Hong Kong: More Halal food offerings

| 05/07/2012 | Reply
Hong Kong: More Halal food offerings

MUSLIMS holidaying in Hong Kong can now erase any worries they have about getting halal food, Halal restaurants are available throughout the city. They will also find it easy to perform prayers as there are many mosques.

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UAE: Etihad eyes organic airline food, buys 200 hens

| 21/06/2012 | Reply
UAE: Etihad eyes organic airline food, buys 200 hens

Etihad Airways has announced that it has purchased 200 hens which are being raised free-range at Abu Dhabi Organics Farms, in line with its commitment to offer customers the finest and freshest products.

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Canada: Praying Jummah on holiday in Whistler

| 07/06/2012 | Reply
Canada: Praying Jummah on holiday in Whistler

There is a very small population of Muslims in Whistler, the famous ski destination. It has a small prayer room in the town open for Jummah prayers and daily salaat. Visitors can enquire at the Masjid about the availability of Halal food in the region.

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Canada: More Halal chicken fed to Montrealers

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
Canada: More Halal chicken fed to Montrealers

It is said that the face of cities are reflected in their streets. With a growing Muslim population moving to Verdun, Muslims entrepreneurs see opportunities to have a business that attracts both halal-eaters and non-halal-eaters.

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Malaysia: Travel mart for Muslims

| 31/05/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Travel mart for Muslims

Tour and travel operators from 50 countries that are offering packages for Muslims will be coming together at the first World Islamic Tourism Mart 2012 (WITM 2012) in Kuala Lumpur on the 2-4 June 2012.

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India: Maxim Media to study Halal tourism opportunities in India

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
India: Maxim Media to study Halal tourism opportunities in India

In a strategic tie up with US based research and advisory firm Dinar Standard, Maxim Consultancy is to research the possibilities and opportunities for Halal tourism in India.

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Partner Event: Global hoteliers strengthen Saudi Arabia’s industry presence

| 28/05/2012 | Reply
Partner Event: Global hoteliers strengthen Saudi Arabia’s industry presence

The two-day Kingdom Hotel Expansion Summit in Riyadh gathered up to 300 prominent hoteliers, food and beverage heads, executive chefs, developers, consultants and global hospitality suppliers to discuss trends and assess the future of the industry.

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London 2012: why feeding 24,000 athletes and team officials is an Olympian feat

| 25/05/2012 | Reply
London 2012: why feeding 24,000 athletes and team officials is an Olympian feat

Providing familiar food, meeting halal standards and not poisoning the competitors are among the challenges for the caterers. Saudi Arabia is one of more than 50 Muslim countries sending competitors who are likely to be negotiating the Ramadan fast.

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Event: Experts gather to harness Saudi Arabia’s tourism potential

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
Event: Experts gather to harness Saudi Arabia’s tourism potential

The Kingdom Hotel Expansion Summit, themed ‘harnessing a thriving future for the Saudi hospitality industry’ commences tomorrow in Riyadh to address the Kingdom’s increasing tourism requirements.

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Saudi Arabia: Grand Mosque Expansion

| 18/05/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Grand Mosque Expansion

Posted on May 18, 2012 by John Burgess Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has been on the throne for seven years now. Saudi media is pretty busy writing up encomiums for the changes and developments he has pushed. One, particularly noteworthy, has been the expansion of the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Arab News reports that the most recent expansions […]

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India: First hospital in India to achieve Halal certification

| 12/05/2012 | Reply
India: First hospital in India to achieve Halal certification

Global Health city, world class tertiary multi super specialty hospital, is the first hospital in India to receive the Halal Certification for it’s hospital services by Halal Development Corporation (HDC). Global Health City, Chennai is a 500 bedded super specialty tertiary care facility.

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Thailand tourism takes the Halal route

| 07/05/2012 | Reply
Thailand tourism takes the Halal route

Bangkok is moving in the direction of having its world-renowned spa establishments and treatments, “conform to halal regulations,” in a move to lure more tourists from the Middle East.

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