Category: Travel & Hospitality

US biggest beneficiary of global Muslim travel spend

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
US biggest beneficiary of global Muslim travel spend

The Muslim travel market accounted for US$145billion of total international tourism spend in 2015 and the US received a 24% share or almost $35 billion.

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Courting the Halal Traveller

| 03/10/2016 | Reply
Courting the Halal Traveller

Halal tourism numbers are expected to hit 150 million in traveller volume and their collective spend is estimated to be $200 billion by 2020. In 2014, this number was already at $145 billion.

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UAE to welcome more family tourists in 2016

| 23/09/2016 | Reply
UAE to welcome more family tourists in 2016

A spectrum of subjects will be discussed under the Islamic economy label, including family tourism, at the 3rd Global Islamic Economy Summit held in Dubai in October.

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In Morocco, Halal certification opens the door to new markets

| 22/09/2016 | Reply
In Morocco, Halal certification opens the door to new markets

ITC has collaborated closely with Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and IMANOR to support the country’s ambition to become an important player in global halal food production and trade.

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World’s first-ever Halal retreat launched targeting the urban Muslim traveller

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
World’s first-ever Halal retreat launched targeting the urban Muslim traveller

The Productive Muslim Retreat will be unique personal development journey over seven days with the aim of empowering attendees to live healthier and spiritually connected lives.

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Japan opens up to Halal tourism

| 30/08/2016 | Reply
Japan opens up to Halal tourism

The Japanese government wants to attract more Muslim tourists from the Middle East and last year eased visa restrictions for citizens of several regional countries.

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Halal tourism: Osaka agency offering Muslim-friendly tours

| 11/08/2016 | Reply
Halal tourism: Osaka agency offering Muslim-friendly tours

Miyako International Tourist Co says its most popular route starts from Tokyo and takes participants to Osaka, Kyoto and Nara, all major tourist destinations.

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UAE: ITW Abu Dhabi to address tourism safety, security issues

| 25/07/2016 | Reply
UAE: ITW Abu Dhabi to address tourism safety, security issues

International Travel Week-Abu Dhabi (ITW-Abu Dhabi) will officially host the inaugural World Halal Tourism Summit Ministerial Forum World Dialogue this November.

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Abu Dhabi to host International Travel Week

| 04/07/2016 | Reply
Abu Dhabi to host International Travel Week

Taking place from November 21 to 25 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, ITW-Abu Dhabi will aim to deliver a comprehensive programme.

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Brunei: Japanese businesses advised to adopt Brunei Halal standards

| 11/06/2016 | Reply
Brunei:  Japanese businesses advised to adopt Brunei Halal standards

THE increasing number of Muslim travellers visiting Japan annually and the high standard of Brunei’s Halal certification presents investment opportunities for businessmen from both countries.

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BA Shares London’s Best Halal Restaurants for Travellers to break fast

| 07/06/2016 | Reply
BA Shares London’s Best Halal Restaurants for Travellers to break fast

British Airways hand-picks a list of Halal restaurants in London for travellers from Malaysia to visit during the fasting month.

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Japan Airlines to provide Halal certified Muslim meals

| 31/05/2016 | Reply
Japan Airlines to provide Halal certified Muslim meals

Recently the airline received Halal Certification from the Japan Islamic Trust (JIT) for the whole processing of its Muslim meal menus aboard all international flights departing from Japan.

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Dubai: 63% increase in entries for Middle East Hotel Awards 2016

| 23/05/2016 | Reply
Dubai: 63% increase in entries for Middle East Hotel Awards 2016

From hundreds of entries, judges noted particular increases in entrants from hotels in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon and Jordan.

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Chairman of the Tourism Committee opens the Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016

| 18/05/2016 | Reply
Chairman of the Tourism Committee opens the Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016

“The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia is the leading showcase of everything needed to build and run a hotel or restaurant in the Kingdom.”

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Indonesia: Govt to develop West Sumatra as Halal tourist destination

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt to develop West Sumatra as Halal tourist destination

The Tourism Ministry plans to develop West Sumatra as a halal tourist destination to attract more tourists from OIC countries, such as Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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UAE: Halal-certified food suppliers to airlines witness massive growth in demand

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Halal-certified food suppliers to airlines witness massive growth in demand

Growing demand for halal-certified food by airlines is encouraging suppliers worldwide to develop new products and enhance their production capacities.

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Russia: 7 Reasons why you should attend the Moscow Halal Expo 2016

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
Russia: 7 Reasons why you should attend the Moscow Halal Expo 2016

The Moscow Halal Expo 2016 will be held June 2-5 2016 in Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Moscow.

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Saudi Hospitalty Industry Adapts to rise of ‘Millennial’ Travellers

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
Saudi Hospitalty Industry Adapts to rise of ‘Millennial’ Travellers

Millennial travellers are forecast to become the dominant consumer group globally by 2020, yet the future appears closer for Saudi Arabia.

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How Turkey plans to boost Halal tourism

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
How Turkey plans to boost Halal tourism

Turkey ranks third in the “Global Muslim Travel Index 2016,” and the Turkish government and business sector have decided to pursue a bigger slice of the Halal pie.

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Saudi Arabia’s Mega-Projects in Focus at Vision Conference 2016

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia’s Mega-Projects in Focus at Vision Conference 2016

The conference is a key feature of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, from 17-19th May 2016 featuring a range of industry experts exploring the Kingdom’s booming hospitality industry.

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