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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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27 Dec 2016

Life Power List 2016: The movers and shakers in arts, entertainment and lifestyle

For the first time since the Life Power List was revamped in 2012, consolidating the lists for arts, entertainment and lifestyle into one, the top three positions belong to people who have never been listed.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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27 Dec 2016

Islamic economy 2016: Widening and deepening

Wider acceptance and demand are driving fast-paced geographical take-up and product innovation, with regulation and standardisation still slightly behind the curve

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08 Dec 2016

Halal tourism and seven other travel trends for 2017

From halal tourism to hotels designed for Generation Z, Lucie Greene, director of trend forecasting agency JWT Innovation, predicts travel trends for 2017

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05 Dec 2016

Number of Muslim-Friendly Hotels Triples Department of Information and Tourism of Taipei City Government’s Effort Pays Off

Taipei has the most hotels that cater to Muslims in Taiwan, reaching a total of 25 with 16 newly added in November. These hotels include a wide selection of youth hostels, budget hotels, commercial hotels, and luxurious hot-spring hotels.Four of...

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02 Dec 2016

Halal Tourism Market Takes Off - The Media Line

Mish Tazin, a 24 year-old Muslim woman who works as a brand ambassador in London, had never traveled alone. One late night, while browsing Facebook, she came across a post about a Productive Muslim Retreat to Sri Lanka, which described itself as...

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25 Oct 2016

Japan tour operators, hotels bank on halal tourism - TTG Asia - Leader in Hotel, Airlines, Tourism and Travel Trade News

Halal tourism is seeing a boom across Japan as businesses better cater to the lucrative travel segment. Japan was ranked eighth out of 130 countries in the Global Muslim Travel Index 2016, which rates nations according to their halal-friendliness.

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