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Crescentrating at ITB Berlin 2010 - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

ITB Berlin was packed with more exhibitors than any of the previous years with more than 11,000 companies exhibiting their services and products. This has been a very encouraging sign for the industry which was battered with bad news in 2009. Most of the exhibitors had invested quite a bit in getting their stands look very exciting.

Bismillah-hir-rahman-nir-raheem, Alhamdulillah, today we are launching our Blog. Insha Allah we hope this will allow all of you to share travel stories, discuss issues related to travel and write about anything which will be beneficial for the Halal conscious travelers. We wish that this will also allow Halal friendly travel facilities and service providers to discuss issues on how best to serve the Halal conscious travelers.

Colombo, Sri Lanka : According to a recent communique by All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulema (ACJU), the Halal certification body in Sri Lanka, Barista Coffee Lanka Pvt Ltd is no longer certified Halal by ACJU. Read the full text of the ACJU announcement below:

"NOTICE

Barista Coffee Lanka Pvt Ltd have informed us that due to a business decision made to close their central kitchen and outsource food products from establishments that do not hold an ACJU halaal certificate, they are unable to meet ACJU requirements, as such, we have mutually decided to discontinue from the ACJU Halaal certification program.

ACJU announces that as of 3rd of Dec 2009 all Barista outlets are no longer certified halaal"

Fazal Bahardeen, the CEO of Crescentrating addressed the plenary session of  the Hospitality Operations & Design Conference of FHA 2010 on the 22nd April. FHA 2010 is Asia's largest International Food and Hospitality Trade Event.

Fazal spoke on the subject of "The Rise of the Halal Conscious Travelers and its Impact on the Global Hospitality Industry"

As part of the FHA 2010,  Singapore International Halal Forum 2010 (SHIFT2010) took take place on the 21 April 2010 under the theme of  "Changing Consumer & Industry Trends in Muslim-Minority Countries"

SUBANG: In a bid to secure more travellers from Arab countries, Malaysia Airlines is hoping to boost its Middle Eastern in-flight menu.

The airline’s in-flight caterer, LSG Sky Chefs Brahim, recently held a Middle Eastern food tasting session for elite cusomters under its “Friends of MH” programme, according to Bernama.

The aim of the gathering was to collect opinion on the menu. Top guest chefs such as Lebanon’s Chef Pierre El-Kossaifi and Britain’s Chef Oscar Villegas were among the experts who helped develop the menu.

KUALA LUMPUR: What is halal and what is not? Many Muslims are clear as to what is prohibited and what is allowed. However, for many of the Islamic faith, the lines are blurred. This is why Islamic countries are getting together in an attempt to standardise and codify halal products.

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