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12 Jan 2018

Why South Africa is laying a welcome mat for Muslim visitors

Muslim travelers are spending big and South Africa is offering a uniquely bespoke approach to attracting them to its tourist attractions.

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05 Jan 2018

Brunei emerging as tourism destination

BRUNEI Darussalam is fast emerging as a major tourism and hospitality destination that could soon overtake several developed markets, according to a study conducted by event management company QnA International.

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29 Dec 2017

Unique experiences and melting ice caps: Travel trends for 2018

THE season of predictions for the year ahead is upon us – and the future of the travel industry is looking bright and beautiful.

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21 Dec 2017

How Taiwan is going ‘halal’ to woo Middle East tourists

Taiwan, one of the four ‘Asian tigers’ with a per capita income of nearly $40,000, has pulled out all the stops to woo tourists from Gulf countries. There is a daily direct flight from Dubai to Taipei, capital of Taiwan, which offers a whole...

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20 Dec 2017

Muslim-friendly travel grows on firmer footing in 2017

Muslim travellers, including a generation of millennials, are discovering and are being discovered by new destinations and properties, as Muslim-friendly travel becomes more organised and grows on firmer footing globally.

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18 Dec 2017

Indonesia Second Favorite Destination for Muslim Millennial Travelers: Mastercard Report

Indonesia is Muslim millennials' second-favorite holiday destination based on a recent report from Mastercard-Halal Trip Muslim Millennial Travel Report.

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06 Dec 2017

Muslim arrivals in Japan to cross one million mark

Japan is set to welcome over one million Muslim visitors in 2018, according to the inaugural Mastercard-CrescentRating Japan Muslim Travel Index (JMTI) 2017.

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28 Nov 2017

Indonesia Aims To Attract More Muslim Visitors In 'Halal' Tourism Push

On Gili Trawangan, an islet off the coast of Indonesia's verdant Lombok island, tanned and pinkish Westerners in bathing suits mingle in the same restaurant as a group of hijab-wearing women from Malaysia on a corporate retreat. There is a large...

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22 Nov 2017

Asian countries top new list of favorite vacation destinations for Muslim millennials

A recent report on the travel habits and preferences of Muslim millennials shows that several Asian nations are their favorite destinations.

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21 Nov 2017

The top 3 Muslim millennials’ favorite destinations are in Asia

Malaysia, Indonesia, and Japan have been named the three favourite destinations among millennial Muslims, according to a recent survey.

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17 Nov 2017

Indonesia is second favorite destination among millennial Muslims

According to the result of Mastercard-Halal Trip Muslim Millennial Travel Report, Indonesia is the second favorite destination among millennial Muslims, with Malaysia crowned as the winner.

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15 Nov 2017

Wooing Muslim travellers

LOCATED on the south-western side of Taiwan island, the city of Kaohsiung has enjoyed a recent upswing in the number of Muslim tourists, particularly from East Asia, over the past several years. This is due to various initiatives and efforts by ...

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15 Nov 2017

Move to Muslim-friendly tourism

In a survey published in the Muslim Travel Shopping Index 2015, more than 80% of the respondents mentioned that the availability of halaal food options is “very important” when choosing a holiday destination. This information has prompted th...

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13 Nov 2017

What Muslim millennial travelers want

Affordable, authentic, accessible. These three As sum up the travel experience that Muslim millennial travelers want, says a recent report by global payments and technology company MasterCard and Muslim- and Halal-focused travel platform HalalT...

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09 Nov 2017

Hong Kong Live woos muslim tourists from Malaysia

Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is targeting to expand Malaysian tourists arrivals in the country particularly among the Muslims community.

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08 Nov 2017

From beer to miso: Six Japan firms seeking to boost halal exports to South East Asia

Japanese food firms are stepping up their efforts to drive export success in Malaysia and Indonesia after securing halal certification.

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06 Nov 2017

Indonesia eyes more Muslim tourists with halal tourism

According to the ministry’s head of family friendly tourism acceleration team Riyanto Sofyan, up to 10 programs are currently being prepared by the ministry to develop halal tourism in Indonesia with three of them are in the top priorities.

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06 Nov 2017

The real Muslim travel niche

Tourism suppliers should not write off Muslim millennial travellers. Raudha Zaini, who spearheads the Mastercard-CrescentRating research project which launched at the Halal-In-Travel Summit during ITB Asia, tells Yixin Ng why

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06 Nov 2017

Global Muslim Tourist Spending to Reach $100 Bln by 2025

The 2017 Mastercard-Halal Trip Muslim Millenial Travel Report (MMTR2017) reports on the importance of developing the next generation of Muslim tourists to the tourism sector worldwide.

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01 Nov 2017

3 As related to the Muslim Millennial travellers

Total expenditure for Muslim Millennial travellers (MMT) alone is expected to surpass US$100 billion by 2025, according to the Mastercard-HalalTrip Muslim Millennial Travel Report 2017 (MMTR 2017). This was based on a survey done with 372 indivi...

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