Category: Travel & Hospitality

Canada eyes UAE to boost retail, agriculture, oil sectors

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Canada eyes UAE to boost retail, agriculture, oil sectors

There is significant opportunity for Canadian exports of beef, seafood, and speciality food products such as organics and gluten-free in the UAE grocery retail industry.

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WHS: Balancing opportunities and risk in the halal food and travel sector

| 04/04/2015 | Reply
WHS: Balancing opportunities and risk in the halal food and travel sector

The Business Forum plenary discussion at the World Halal Summit 2015 (WHS 2015) this morning discussed the risk factors and consumer misperceptions faced by Halal food suppliers in the modern market. Habib M’Nasria, Director of Quality Control at McDonald’s International spoke about the lengths in which a major player in the fast food market such […]

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Unveiling Key Topics and Speakers in World Halal Summit 2015

| 27/03/2015 | Reply
Unveiling Key Topics and Speakers in World Halal Summit 2015

12th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS), and six focused forums – is scheduled to be held from 30th March to 4th April 2015 at the KLCC in Malaysia.

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2nd Halal Tourism Symposium takes off in Auckland

| 27/03/2015 | Reply
2nd Halal Tourism Symposium takes off in Auckland

The conference was graced by renowned scholars and eminent personalities from the travel and tourism industry from Auckland, India and other South East Asian countries.

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Halal tourism opportunities for Spain

| 26/03/2015 | Reply
Halal tourism opportunities for Spain

The boom of Halal tourism, or an hotel reorganization to receive Muslims guests are just some of the topics at the “Halal, A Global Concept” Congress.

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Madrid will host the first Halal exhibition of Spain

| 21/03/2015 | Reply
Madrid will host the first Halal exhibition of Spain

EXPOHALAL SPAIN 2015 will turn Madrid into the European epicentre of the Halal industry during two days, October 21 and 22, 2015.

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Over a million Muslim Tourists visited Spain in 2014

| 17/03/2015 | Reply
Over a million Muslim Tourists visited Spain in 2014

The Muslim tourism market grows annually by 8.5%, making Spain the sixth highest destination chosen by 23% of these travelers.

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Global Muslim Travel Index – Malaysia still top choice

| 04/03/2015 | Reply
Global Muslim Travel Index – Malaysia still top choice

The report, the first carried out jointly by Crescentrating and MasterCard, involved 81 non-Muslim country destinations and 29 Muslim nations.

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Abu Dhabi to showcase Halal Tourism at ITB Berlin

| 03/03/2015 | Reply
Abu Dhabi to showcase Halal Tourism at ITB Berlin

Halal tourism is a fast emerging concept in the tourism industry that offers a range of holiday packages adhering to Islamic beliefs and practices.

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Tourism Authority of Thailand ready to welcome Muslim Visitors

| 02/03/2015 | Reply
Tourism Authority of Thailand ready to welcome Muslim Visitors

The TAT will invite about 100 tour agents and Muslim-related media to Thailand in the middle of the year when it will organise the Thailand Travel Mart 2015 from June 3-5.

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Iran to turn to world’s Halal tourism hub

| 27/02/2015 | Reply
Iran to turn to world’s Halal tourism hub

Iran plans to turn to the world’s hub for Halal tourism which could draw as many as 15 million Muslims a year from around the world, a top official says.

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Indonesia’s Islamic tourism drive targets Middle Eastern holidaymakers

| 22/02/2015 | Reply
Indonesia’s Islamic tourism drive targets Middle Eastern holidaymakers

Lombok is at the centre of an Islamic tourism drive in Indonesia, which has the world’s biggest Muslim population and is hoping to boost the number of visitors.

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UAE: Halal tourism should not be overlooked

| 20/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: Halal tourism should not be overlooked

The rapid growth of the Muslim population creates an unrivalled revenue growth opportunity for travel and tourism. Halal travel in all forms is now booming.

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They want to know if I eat Halal food – Should I Be Worried?

| 06/02/2015 | Reply
They want to know if I eat Halal food – Should I Be Worried?

Booking a Halal meal on your next flight? The new European commission on counter-terrorism will be taking notice, and keeping records for 5 years.

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Opinion: Food profiling at 10,000m

| 04/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Food profiling at 10,000m

Those ordering halal food while travelling into/out of Europe could be now be “food profiled” for secondary security screening or possible worse not given halal food while in detention.

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UAE hotels tap into Islamic travel market

| 08/01/2015 | Reply
UAE hotels tap into Islamic travel market

A few minutes before the clock struck 12 many hotel guests in Dubai gathered for a New Year toast, but a growing number of properties in the city welcomed the arrival of 2015 with a mocktail and halal food. Among them was the five-star Taj Palace Hotel in the heart of old trading centre Deira. […]

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Singaporean firm launches mobile app for halal shops

| 08/01/2015 | Reply
Singaporean firm launches mobile app for halal shops

The mobile application that enables Muslim foodies and travelers to share halal restaurant discoveries around the world.

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EU: Muslim-friendly Europe tour packages to lure Asian market

| 07/01/2015 | Reply
EU: Muslim-friendly Europe tour packages to lure Asian market

TWO European DMCs are reaching out to the markets of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei to promote their maiden Muslim-friendly tours in Europe.

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Oman: Time to tap growing demand for ‘halal tourism’ segment

| 06/01/2015 | Reply
Oman: Time to tap growing demand for ‘halal tourism’ segment

Oman enjoys all the reasons to promote ‘halal tourism’ as the most prominent category in the country, but the sector needs substantial investment.

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Saudia Arabia’s Airline May Introduce Gender-Segregated Flights

| 03/01/2015 | 1 Reply
Saudia Arabia’s Airline May Introduce Gender-Segregated Flights

Emirates 247 reports that the new gender segregation guidelines will address “recurrent complaints” from Saudia’s buyers.

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