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08 Aug 2017

Interlaken, The New Swiss Mecca For Rich Muslim Tourists

The boom from Gulf countries is the direct result of a promotional campaign that features halal menus, Arabic speakers and prayer mat in front of hotels.

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25 Jul 2017

Halal food moves in Cambodia

Cambodia will cooperate with Thailand and Malaysia to establish halal standards to cater to the rising number of Muslim travellers visiting Cambodia, especially from the Middle East.

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25 Jul 2017

Halal travel gets green light

A US$220 billion Islamic travel market has the world scrambling to welcome new guests and keep them in the manner to which they are accustomed.

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21 Jul 2017

Indonesia’s Tourism: Three Major Trends To Watch For

Indonesia has been a world favourite holiday destination for decades, with tourists from Australia and Southeast Asia mainly flocking to the resort island of Bali. But with a string of government campaigns, the industry is expected to diversify ...

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10 Jul 2017

Halal Tourism – The Focus of Many Countries

In 2007, Euromonitor International reported that halal tourism had a great potential and was likely to boom in the coming years. The estimate was right. Since then, the number of Muslim travelers around the world have been on the rise.

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06 Jul 2017

Panduan Wisatawan Muslim ke Pulau Bintan Resmi Diluncurkan

Pulau Bintan adalah salah satu destinasi wisata spektakuler di Indonesia. Bintan menjadi salah satu tujuan liburan yang populer di Asia Tenggara dan sangat tepat untuk berlibur para wisatawan muslim.

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06 Jul 2017

Summer in London still a hot choice for Gulf visitors

DUBAI: London seems to be as popular as ever with visitors from the Arabian Gulf this year, with regional airlines reporting the usual summer surge in visitors to the UK capital.

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03 Jul 2017

What’s next for DMOs?

At the European Cities Marketing International Conference in Dubrovnik, May 31-June 3, 2017, a record number of 200 delegates from European cities met industry thought leaders and tourism academics from around the globe to debate and strategize ...

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30 Jun 2017

Philippines urged to expand 'Halal tourism'

The Philippines should take advantage of its proximity to large Muslim markets such as Malaysia and Indonesia and boost its "Halal tourism," an analyst said Monday.

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29 Jun 2017

S'pore companies well-placed to tap China's halal market

The Chinese market, worth US$21b, is one of the world's fastest-growing but it lacks national standards and legislative support

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28 Jun 2017

Taiwan – The Halal Traveler’s Ultimate Destination

The efforts of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau in creating a Muslim-friendly environment, as well as growing awareness of Taiwan as a holiday destination, are attracting thousands of Muslim travelers from across the world to Taiwan.

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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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