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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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24 Oct 2016

Halal tourism: Time to get serious, seriously: Travel Weekly Asia

Think of Ms Yosita Oramahi as the face of a nascent but growing niche market — the Muslim business traveller...The findings emerged in the Mastercard-CrescentRating Muslim Business Traveller (MBT) Insights 2016.

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23 Oct 2016

ITB Asia kicks off with record high pre-matched appointments

Over 15,000 matched appointments exclusively between exhibitors and buyers secured prior to the show.

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23 Oct 2016

“Biggest” ITB Asia kicks off in Singapore | Travel Daily Asia

The ninth edition of ITB Asia opened in Singapore on Wednesday 19 October, promising more content, countries…

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23 Oct 2016

BERNAMA - Islamic Tourism Shows Excellent Achievement- Nazri

He said Malaysia received 5.2 million Muslim tourists last year and had been named as the number one destination for Muslim travelers in the Global Muslim Travelers Index (GMTI), a report jointly produced by MasterCard and Crescent Rating for 20...

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13 Oct 2016

ITB Asia 2016 Opening Press Conference and Panel Discussion - KONGRES – Europe Events and Meetings Industry Magazine

On behalf of Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, ‘The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market’, you are cordially invited to attend the ITB Asia 2016 Opening Press Conference and Panel Discussion. This interactive panel discussio...

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13 Oct 2016

افضل تطبيقات السفر والسياحة ادوات تساعدك في تخطيط سفرك ورحلتك

كانت هذه التدوينة افضل تطبيقات السفر حبيسة المسودات لفترة ليست بالقصيرة والتي كتبتها امتداداً لتدوينة كتبتها سابقا مواقع مميزة لتخط...

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