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UAE: HMH anticipates in approaching WHTS 2015

| 13/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: HMH anticipates in approaching WHTS 2015

CEO, HMH, commented: “As a pioneer in creating the region’s first international halal-friendly chain of hotels, we are proud to participate and sponsor WHTS15.”

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Opinion: ‘Halal hotels’ lure Turks, not Arabs

| 29/08/2013 | Reply
Opinion:  ‘Halal hotels’ lure Turks, not Arabs

Turkey’s ‘Muslim-friendly’ or ‘halal’ hotels that offer visitors an alcohol-free environment along with separate swimming pools for women and men are drawing Turkish tourists, not Arabs, say sector players.

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Opinion: Thriving Halal hotels in Malaysia lack standardization

| 28/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Thriving Halal hotels in Malaysia lack standardization

Zainol Abidin, also a board chairman of one of the Malaysian Halal hotels, said there is growing demand for Halal hotels in Malaysia but that there are no rules regulating this booming industry.

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Malaysia: Online booking site launches ‘Halal’ hotel search option

| 14/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Online booking site launches ‘Halal’ hotel search option

Various Muslim travel sites have launched booking options that aim to help Muslim travellers find “halal-friendly” accommodations. They assist them by listing the options available for Muslims like prayer rooms, alcohol free, prayer rugs, etc.

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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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Saudi Arabia/Tourism: 2.5 million arrivals for business tourism

| 11/04/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia/Tourism: 2.5 million arrivals for business tourism

During their stay they spent over SR 7.7 bn. Also they made 741 domestic business trips during which they spent SR 876 million, said Eng. Tariq bin Abdul Rahman Al Essa, Director of Business Tourism Development Project at SCTA.

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Travel: Praying on the plane

| 11/04/2012 | Reply
Travel: Praying on the plane

Making air travel more welcoming to Muslim travellers is a big deal: Muslims represent around $100 billion—around 10%—of global travel spending, according to AFP, and that figure is growing as majority-Muslim countries.

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UK: New Travel Website Provides Halal Holidays to the Muslim Traveller

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
UK: New Travel Website Provides Halal Holidays to the Muslim Traveller

A new travel provider has launched in the UK, specialising in Halal Friendly Travel to the Muslim holidaymaker.

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Malaysia ranked top Halal friendly holiday destination

| 12/01/2012 | Reply
Malaysia ranked top Halal friendly holiday destination

Crescentrating.com, a travel portal for Halal-conscious Muslim travellers, said that Malaysia was placed on the top spot because it has much to offer to Muslim travellers. Second was Egypt, followed by Turkey, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Brunei and Qatar, according to the survey conducted by the portal.

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India: ‘Kashmir ideally suited for Saudi tourists’

| 08/01/2012 | 1 Reply
India: ‘Kashmir ideally suited for Saudi tourists’

A high-level delegation of tourism and culture ministers, government officials, bureaucrats, airline operators and tourism experts from different states of India is currently visiting the Kingdom to familiarize Saudis with all that “Incredible India” has to offer.

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Egypt: Egyptian tourism workers reject proposal for halal tourism

| 29/12/2011 | Reply
Egypt: Egyptian tourism workers reject proposal for halal tourism

Egyptians in the tourism sector are worried that proposals by Salafi political leaders advocating halal tourism would hurt a sector that is already in decline following the wave of political protests this year.

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Egypt: Egypt’s Islamists offer controversial vision for ‘halal’ tourism

| 14/12/2011 | Reply
Egypt: Egypt’s Islamists offer controversial vision for ‘halal’ tourism

Islamists are dominating Egypt’s elections and some of them have a new message for tourists: welcome, but no booze, bikinis or mixed bathing at beaches, please.

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Egypt’s Islamists try to calm fears over tourism

| 12/12/2011 | Reply
Egypt’s Islamists try to calm fears over tourism

Egypt’s main Islamist parties on Sunday launched separate conferences aimed at promoting tourism as they scrambled to allay fears that the lucrative industry is under threat from religious conservatism.

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Are airline meals labeled Muslim Meals really Halal?

| 21/11/2011 | 2 Replies
Are airline meals labeled Muslim Meals really Halal?

The MOML – “Muslim Meal” is just a meal “without pork and without Alcohol “(In the jargon Airline Caterer term it is called a “Non-Pork”-Meal). Everything else does not meet the Islamic dietary laws. It is also not the laid down claim that the meat would be Halal slaughtered or the ingredients are Halal-compliant.

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UAE: Muslim Holiday-makers head to ‘now affordable’ Europe

| 18/08/2011 | Reply
UAE: Muslim Holiday-makers head to ‘now affordable’ Europe

Holiday-makers from Qatar are heading to destinations in Europe, making use of the present economic frost sweeping across the euro zone countries, tourism industry experts have observed.

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Opinion: Shariah compliant hotels

| 02/08/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Shariah compliant hotels

TODAY, we have fashion hotels, underwater hotels, ice hotels, seven star hotels, etc., and, for the devout, syariah-compliant hotels! In the last 15 years, I’ve travelled to more 35 countries and stayed in over 100 hotels, and most of today’s syariah-Shariah compliant (SC) hotel’s neither provide a religious experience nor value for money.

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Opinion: The no-kids-allowed movement is spreading

| 28/07/2011 | Reply
Opinion: The no-kids-allowed movement is spreading

What’s the matter with kids today and why doesn’t anyone want them around? In June, Malaysia Airlines banned babies from many of their first class cabins, prompting other major airlines to consider similar policies.

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Opinion: How Gate Gourmet is trying to raise its game in airline meals

| 28/07/2011 | Reply
Opinion: How Gate Gourmet is trying to raise its game in airline meals

With many taking their summer holidays now, and flights full to places all around the world, here is an article on that famous airline meal that we all dread but still look forward to when we are the trapped recipients of it.

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Opinion: Ramadan guide for non Muslims

| 28/07/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Ramadan guide for non Muslims

A short guide on the Do’s and Don’ts during Ramadan if you are a non Muslim visiting or living in a Muslim country.

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Opinion: Muslim vacationers worry over availability of halal food abroad

| 28/07/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Muslim vacationers worry over availability of halal food abroad

Many Muslims who travel to a non-Muslim countries say that getting halal food is a major concern, and many say that they are reluctant to eat in restaurants that serve pork.

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