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23 Jan 2021

Key trends shaping Halal Travel 2.0 | WARC

Muslim travellers are predicted to contribute US$300bn to the global economy in the next decade and the market has shifted from niche to a mainstream one, according to Mastercard and Crescent Rating.

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23 Jan 2021

Singapore Tourism Board sharpens focus to tap halal travel boom | TTG Asia

Singapore is stepping up its game for Muslim travellers with a mega campaign set to launch as early as next month.

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23 Jan 2021

DTI woos Muslim tourists, plans growth of halal industry

Muslim tourists, among the world’s top spenders, tend to skip the Philippines due to the dire lack of halal options, prompting the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to push for more

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23 Jan 2021

Muslim women love to travel solo and it’s worth USD 80 billion

An estimated 63 million Muslim women travellers spent over USD 80 billion on their journeys last year, a number only expected to grow as this demographic increases in size and influence over the global travel market.

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23 Jan 2021

More female Muslim travellers choose to travel solo: Report

Amid an increasing number of countries readying their destinations to welcome Muslim tourists, female Muslim travellers are considered to be an important contributor to the rise of the halal tourism industry.According to a recent report released...

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23 Jan 2021

More female Muslim travelers choose to travel solo: Report

Out of approximately 63 million female travelers, two-thirds of whom were age 40 years or below, up to 28 percent embarked on solo journeys, indicating an increasing passion among this particular segment to explore the world.

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23 Jan 2021

ITB Asia breaks records | TTR Weekly

Commenting on this year’s show, ITB Asia’s organiser Messe Berlin (Singapore) managing director Katrina Leung said: “ITB Asia continues to maintain its position as the leading travel trade show in the region. With the expansion of the show...

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23 Jan 2021

ITB Asia continues to break records with exhibitor numbers at all time high

ITB Asia, 'Asia's leading travel trade show' opened its doors today at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Over the next three days from 16 - 18 October 2019, the show will see organisations from across the trave...

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23 Jan 2021

Malaysia ranks first in Global Muslim Travel Index

The Economic Outlook 2020 report says the number of tourist arrivals is expected to expand following the launch of Visit Malaysia 2020.

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23 Jan 2021

Muslim women travel study to be released at ITB Asia | TTR Weekly

SINGAPORE, 10 October 2019:  Mastercard and CrescentRating will release a new report Mastercard-CrescentRating Muslim Women in Travel Report during the  Halal in Travel-Asia Summit 17 October.

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19 Sep 2019

President Tsai meets with local Muslims, tout... | Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) invited Taiwanese Muslims to work with the government on fostering ties between the island and the Islamic world on Wednesday (Sept. 18).

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15 Sep 2019

Over 1 million Muslim tourists to visit S. Korea this year | Yonhap News Agency

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Yonhap) -- Over 1 million Muslims are expected to visit South Korea this ...

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10 Sep 2019

Singapore could be Asia's next halal destination

Given such potential, three countries in Southeast Asia, namely Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, have been actively promoting halal tourism.

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09 Sep 2019

Taipei launches first Muslim-friendly vending... | Taiwan News

More Halal-certified vending machines planned throughout Taiwan.The first vending machine selling Halal food in Taiwan was launched at Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) on Friday (Sept. 6), providing multiple Muslim-friendly snacks...

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04 Sep 2019

Halal Restaurant Week spotlights South Korea’s growing Muslim-friendly dining scene | TTG Asia

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will host the fourth edition of Halal Restaurant Week Korea, a two-month promotional event designed to attract Muslim visitors to South Korea, from September 1 to October 31.

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03 Sep 2019

Chiang Mai steps up efforts to woo growing Muslim travel market | TTG Asia

Thailand tourism players are priming Chiang Mai to become a halal-friendly destination by investing in improved services and halal tourism infrastructure to cater to the rapidly-growing segment of Muslim travellers.

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27 Aug 2019

Number of Indonesian visitors to S. Korea up 15 pct in H1 | Yonhap News Agency

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Yonhap) -- The number of Indonesian tourists to South Korea jumped nearly ...

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23 Aug 2019

Taiwan mulls visa waivers for Gulf countries | Taiwan News

Proposal an effort to replace revenue lost from Chinese ban on independent travel to Taiwan. Taiwan is considering implementing tourism incentives for visitors from Persian Gulf countries as part of its effort to offset the impact of the Chinese...

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15 Aug 2019

IBC Group to acquire properties worth $5b in Dubai

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gulf Properties mandated to execute transactions exclusively.

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02 Aug 2019

Taiwan eyes more Indonesian travelers with tourist programs

Targeting more Indonesian tourists, the Taiwan Tourism Information Center in Jakarta has introduced three programs, namely halal-certified, medical and aesthetic and educational tourist programs.

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