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Being one of Singapore's most reputed hotels, Royal Plaza on Scotts is an award-winning luxury hotel located a mere 5 minute walk away from Orchard Road – the country's popular retail and entertainment hub and prominent tourist attraction. The world-renowned 4 star business hotel in Singapore is an excellent option for Muslim travellers and offers numerous Halal-friendly facilities for guests. It has been awarded a Muslim-friendly hotel rating of 5 by CrescentRating based on the level of facilities it offers its Muslim guests.

Malaysia expects Muslim visitor arrivals to grow at an average of 5% annually amid growing demand for Islamic tourism products.

Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) director general Zulkifly Md Said said the country received 5.5 million Muslim travellers last year, with the number likely to reach six million this year. Zulkifly urged Malaysian travel agents to capture the opportunities in the segment, saying countries like Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are eagerly promoting Islamic tour packages.

Taiwan's Tourism Bureau said several restaurants, including some in Taipei 101, the National Palace Museum and scenic Sun Moon Lake have earned Halal certification.

The bureau said in a news conference on Friday that 24 restaurants recently received certification from the Chinese Muslim Association, bringing the total number with Halal certification in Taiwan to 70. The growing number of Halal restaurants will make it more convenient for Muslim visitors to travel to Taiwan, the bureau said.

Being one of Oman's leading travel service providers, Travel Point LLC joined the growing global community of Muslim-friendly travel agents by recently becoming a CrescentRated travel agent – the first travel agent in Oman to do so.

Travel Point LLC offers a range of Muslim-friendly tours and travel options that meet the specific needs and requirements of Muslim travellers. The accommodation options included in the tour packages all offer Halal food and do not serve alcohol on hotel premises. Swimming pools, spa areas and recreation facilities of hotels will also feature separate areas for males and females, with an emphasis placed on family-oriented facilities – which will be ideal for Muslim guests. A wealth of prayer facilities will be offered to Muslim guests by all hotels and resorts. Private beaches for female guests as well as mixed beaches for families with swimming dress codes will also be available.

With an aim to tap into the unmet demand in Thailand's predominantly Muslim southern border provinces, a new airline has been established, providing direct flights to Saudi Arabia for pilgrims traveling to Mecca and other Islamic holy cities.

The airline plans to begin with flights direct to Jeddah from both Narathiwat and Bangkok. The company may eventually operate a Jeddah-Bangkok-Narathiwat-Jakarta route, as well as offer service to Seoul, South Korea.

Sharjah is seeking to be a hub for Halal and family tourism and hopes to attract 10 million tourists by 2021. Industry experts note that 70% of all tourists to Sharjah are families, while 35% are from Gulf Cooperation Council states, Muslim countries.

Sharjah hopes to promote its world-class tourism facilities and Muslim-friendly services, while also offering special packages that are tailor-made for families. 

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