Category: Travel & Hospitality

Interview With Fazal Bahardeen: Halal-travel trailblazer

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Interview With Fazal Bahardeen: Halal-travel trailblazer

CrescentRating has become the world’s first independent rating and accreditation standard in Muslim travel, as International Enterprise Singapore has billed it.

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UAE: Premium Hotel Classification system for Muslim-friendly properties

| 25/04/2017 | Reply
UAE: Premium Hotel Classification system for Muslim-friendly properties

Tourism Malaysia and Salam Standard will both participate in the inaugural ATM Global Halal Tourism Summit 2017, which takes place on the Global Stage on Wednesday April 26th.

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UAE: New guideline for Islamic Hotels Standards in Dubai

| 03/04/2017 | Reply
UAE: New guideline for Islamic Hotels Standards in Dubai

The guideline covered building standards and service systems, including building design standards, regulatory standards and service systems.

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Indonesia continues to promote its tourism potential

| 02/04/2017 | Reply
Indonesia continues to promote its tourism potential

Currently, acquiring a Halal certification is optional, but Indonesian lawmakers are trying to push for the enactment of a Halal Product Protection Bill.

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Tourism to food, Buddhist Thailand hunts Halal gold

| 20/03/2017 | Reply
Tourism to food, Buddhist Thailand hunts Halal gold

From hotels with segregated swimming pools to jelly made from seaweed instead of pork bones, Buddhist Thailand is chasing halal gold as it welcomes Muslim visitors.

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Japan launches six new destinations for Indonesian tourists

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Japan launches six new destinations for Indonesian tourists

While Osaka and Tokyo have been Indonesians favorites, Japan also has six other attractive regions for tourists who want to experience the country’s four seasons.

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Australia Keen on Investing $5 Bln in Indonesia

| 27/02/2017 | Reply
Australia Keen on Investing $5 Bln in Indonesia

One of the inputs conveyed by the Australian investors is the facilitation of Halal certification process for multivitamin product.

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GCC preferences for outbound Mice, luxury travel changing

| 13/02/2017 | Reply
GCC preferences for outbound Mice, luxury travel changing

Unique destinations that are connected well in aviation routes, food requirements as well as destination safety and security play a big part in the considerations of buyers/planners.

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Thailand’s first Halal hotel opens following Trump immigration ban

| 13/02/2017 | Reply
Thailand’s first Halal hotel opens following Trump immigration ban

The four-star hotel, called Al Meroz, offers facilities that serve the requirements of Muslim visitors, such as a praying room and halal food.

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Croatia: Milenij Hotels awarded with Halal certification

| 08/02/2017 | Reply
Croatia: Milenij Hotels awarded with Halal certification

The certificate will contribute to the hotels and whole destination to be opened to new markets that have a lot of potential.

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Taiwan seeks stronger ties with Malaysia in ‘New Southbound Policy’

| 07/02/2017 | Reply
Taiwan seeks stronger ties with Malaysia in ‘New Southbound Policy’

The Southeast Asian nation is also a pioneer in the halal industry. Its halal certification body is well-established and its logo accepted worldwide.

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Kenya developing halal rules with eye on Muslim tourists

| 07/02/2017 | Reply
Kenya developing halal rules with eye on Muslim tourists

The Tourism Regulatory Authority director-general Lagat Kipkorir said the standards were being developed in partnership with the Kenya Bureau Standards.

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Thailand to aid Halal industry in Cambodia

| 02/02/2017 | Reply
Thailand to aid Halal industry in Cambodia

Thailand, one of the main halal food producers, is seeking to invest in halal food production in Cambodia, targeting Muslim Cambodians and tourists.

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Philippines: Halal Tourism Expo exhibitors seen to double with ASEAN chairmanship

| 26/01/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Halal Tourism Expo exhibitors seen to double with ASEAN chairmanship

This year’s Halal expo was organized to increase the public’s level of awareness of Halal as well as to give better position of the Philippines, especially Davao, in aligning programs for Halal tourism.

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Bosnian Businesses Choose Halal to Target Gulf Market

| 16/01/2017 | Reply
Bosnian Businesses Choose Halal to Target Gulf Market

The huge variety of hotels and restaurants choosing to serve exclusively Halal products within their establishments is truly revolutionizing travel and tourism within Bosnia.

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Jeddah to host The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia in 2017

| 15/12/2016 | Reply
Jeddah to host The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia in 2017

The 5th edition of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia will run over three days – 4-6th April 2017 – at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.

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UAE: World Halal Tourism Awards winners named

| 12/12/2016 | Reply
UAE: World Halal Tourism Awards winners named

ABU DHABI, The second World Halal Tourism Awards 2016 winners were recently announced in Abu Dhabi, UAE. An unprecedented 1.9 million votes were received across the 16 Halal tourism categories making it the largest travel awards presentation in the world. The awards were independently verified by an industry governance panel ensuring that all nominations fulfilled […]

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Japan’s Okayama seeks to attract Malaysians with Muslim-friendly tourism

| 18/11/2016 | Reply
Japan’s Okayama seeks to attract Malaysians with Muslim-friendly tourism

A deal inked this Tuesday with a Kuala Lumpur-based travel agency is expected to help bring in 240 to 480 Muslim tourists to the Okayama Prefecture in 2017.

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Research finds Muslim business travellers present a $22 billion opportunity

| 10/11/2016 | Reply
Research finds Muslim business travellers present a $22 billion opportunity

Research released by Mastercard and CrescentRating, Muslim business travellers are gaining greater autonomy and are increasingly using technology and digital tools when planning to travel.

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Muslim women are main decision-makers in Halal tourism

| 03/11/2016 | Reply
Muslim women are main decision-makers in Halal tourism

A study, commissioned by travel technology company Amadeus, revealed that women play an influential role in the travel decision-making process and planning.

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