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19 Jun 2017

A record 10.4 million tourists visited Morocco in 2016

Morocco has witnessed a significant increase in number of tourists visiting the country, with the GCC performing as a key market.

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19 Jun 2017

Wisata Halal, Wisata yang 'Biasa Saja'

Wisata halal tak hanya bagi wisatawan Muslim, bukan juga berarti mempersempit pasar. Wisata halal malah memberikan banyak keuntungan bagi suatu daerah.

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13 Jun 2017

Cape Town works hard to counter the impact of seasonality

Cape Town buzzes with thousands of international and domestic tourists from about November to April, with a particular visitor frenzy during December.  But, when it gets to the Cape’s winter months, things are a lot quieter. And, much like in...

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09 Jun 2017

Bintan Resorts launches new initiatives for Muslim segment

In collaboration with CrescentRating and Halaltrip, Bintan Resorts in Indonesia's Riau Archipelago has rolled out a series of initiatives to increase its appeal to Muslim travellers in South-east Asia and the Middle East.

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07 Jun 2017

Halal tourism: Kuala Lumpur welcomes the Muslim travellers others didn't want

After 9/11 it was difficult for many Muslims to travel to Europe and the US, so Malaysia’s capital stepped in to welcome them – a move that’s paying off

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05 Jun 2017

The new growth industry in Africa is Muslim tourism

African countries are increasingly catering to Muslim travelers.

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25 May 2017

Muslim millennial travel report to be launched at ITB Asia 2017

Mastercard and CrescentRating to launch new Muslim millennial travel report focusing on the rise of young Muslim travellers at the Halal-In-Travel Summit held as part of ITB Asia 2017.

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24 May 2017

Russia Makes World's Top 50 Destinations for Halal Holidays

Russia took 44th place in the ranking of the most popular Muslim travel destinations, according to the 2017 Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) jointly compiled by MasterCard and CrescentRating. Compared with last year’s list, Russia improved it...

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24 May 2017

Aceh Aims to Attract Tourists at Balinese Arts Festival

In an effort to promote Acehas the primary destination of halal tourism, the Aceh Tourism Agency showcased cultural dances, travel packages and local products at two recent events in Singaraja, Bali on Wednesday (17/05) to Sunday.

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12 May 2017

U.S. Tourism From Muslim Countries Was Increasing, Then Trump Came In

From a U.S. travel ban impacting six Muslim-majority countries and populist sentiments sweeping Europe, many Muslim travelers aren’t sure what to expect at airports or in destinations in either region.

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02 May 2017

How other Asian countries fare in halal

In a survey last year of the world’s most Muslim-friendly countries for travelers, Korea ranked 54th out of 130 countries, falling far behind the global average in terms of halal dining, prayer room availability and language access.

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17 Apr 2017

Kenya roots for framework to help tap into Halal tourism

The Ministry of Tourism has backed rallying calls by the private sector for development guidelines for Sharia-compliant products in the hospitality industry.  The country lacks a regulatory framework for Halal food and facilities. This has seen...

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20 Mar 2017

‘Ahead of the curve’: how Thai tourism boosted its bottom line by courting Muslim visitors

From hotels with segregated swimming pools to jelly made from seaweed instead of pig bones, Buddhist Thailand is chasing halal gold as it welcomes Muslim visitors and touts its wares to the Islamic world.

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06 Mar 2017

South Africa: Cape Town seeks to become Halal tourism destination

And although South Africa is considered a non–organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) destination, Cape Town is one of Africa's leading Halaal tourism destinations and the...

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09 Feb 2017

Trump, l’Asia si prepara ad approfittare del bando ai musulmani. Accogliendo i turisti spaventati dalle restrizioni

Mentre Donald Trump chiude le porte ai paesi arabi, l’Asean le spalanca. Le 10 nazioni del Sudest asiatico che compongono l’organizzazione regionale si dicono pronte a capitalizzare le recenti restrizioni sugli ingressi negli Stati Uniti vo...

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03 Feb 2017

Donald Trump's travel ban threatens to derail US tourism - while other nations stand to benefit

President Trump’s decision to ban citizens of seven mainly Muslim nations from visiting the US has “cast a shadow” over the country’s tourism industry.

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06 Jan 2017

South Africa – the perfect halal tourist destination

Muslim travellers make up a massive percentage in the global tourism sector – and people are starting to take notice. According to the 2015 Global Muslim Travel Index by Singapore-based halal travel specialist CrescentRating and MasterCard, th...

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04 Jan 2017

These 5 startups are making it big by serving Muslims

According to FoodNavigator, the global halal market is currently worth US$1.1 trillion and is forecasted to grow to over US$1.6 trillion by 2018. Moreover, according to Halal Research Council, halal food and other Muslim-focused markets are grow...

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04 Jan 2017

Mideast tourism to Turkey down after string of terror attacks

JEDDAH: Turkey’s tourism sector has been hit hard by the string of terror attacks across the country, with the number of flight reservations from the Middle East for early 2017 down an estimated 16 percent.The nightclub shooting rampage in Ist...

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02 Jan 2017

A Diverse Country Attracts a Diversity of Tourists

Something for everyone – this is what Malaysia can offer to tourists. With a veritable smorgasbord of events, natural wonders, cultures, bargain shopping venues and mouth-watering food choices, it is no wonder Malaysia is such a hot favourite ...

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