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29 Sep 2014

Japan Halal Expo 2014 to be held on November 26th and 27th

Japan Halal Expo 2014 - a major halal-themed international expo - will be held in Chiba Prefecture in November, in response to the recent increase in Muslim tourists to Japan. The Halal food expo will be held on two days - on the 26th and 27th ...

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29 Sep 2014

Halal Tourism in Maldives

Famed for its unrivaled beaches, Maldives has always been considered to be one of the world's best holiday destinations. Following a surge of interest shown in the destination by the Middle East, Maldives has been pitching itself to the Musl...

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25 Sep 2014

Halal Japanese food becoming more accessible to tourists

Authentic Japanese cuisine - also known as Washoku - is becoming increasingly available for Muslim tourists in Japan. The Malaysia Halal Corporation has been actively involved in providing Halal certification for various restaurants and eateries...

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04 Sep 2014

Turkey's Muslims preparing for upcoming Haji pilgrimage

Muslims in Turkey are preparing for the annual Haji pilgrimage coming up in October this year. The first group of pilgrims are set to depart on the 1st of September and will see a dry run of hajj rites. A special ceremony will see off the pilgr...

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04 Sep 2014

Halal tourism on the rise in Central England

Midlands businesses in the United Kingdom providing services and products to Muslims are being encouraged to adopt measures and strategies that are in line with specific Halal requirements. With the number of Muslim tourists visiting the United...

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02 Sep 2014

Malaysia to become the world's Halal hub by 2020

Malaysia - one of the best destinations for Muslim travellers - is expected to become the world's Halal hub by the year 2020. As of March 2014, around 4,500 companies in Malaysia have obtained Halal certification - a 35.5% increase from las...

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21 Aug 2014

Why should front-line staff be aware of the needs of Muslim guests?

  Front-line staff in any industry play an important role in the success of a business, including that of the travel, tourism and the hospitality trade. The interaction they have with the holiday maker can be crucial in making or breaking th...

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21 Aug 2014

Destination marketing strategies for Asian Muslim travelers

  The Muslim population is the fastest growing population in the world and also rising is their education levels, purchasing power and standard of living. This is causing changes in their lifestyles and increasing demand for better quality p...

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18 Aug 2014

More Mosques to be built in Ireland

The construction of a new three-story Islamic Centre in north Dublin is set to commence later this year. Valued at $50 million, the centre was approved by the Dublin City Council and will feature a mosque, school as well as an event space. Upon ...

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18 Aug 2014

Japan to increase Halal food exports

In an effort to promote Halal tourism in the country, Japan is planning to increase its Halal food exports to Muslim countries in South East Asia as well as countries in the Middle East. Major food companies in Japan are taking steps to include ...

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18 Aug 2014

Malaysia’s prominent role in Halal tourism

Malaysia – the top-ranked destination for Muslim travellers – has always been a prominent centre for Muslim Travelers. With the country's population comprising over 60% Muslims, Malaysia's tourism policy stands on ensuring a has...

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18 Aug 2014

Japan welcomes Halal tourism

Japan is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Muslim travellers. In a bid to attract larger numbers of Muslim travellers, Japan is restructuring its tourist industry in order to better serve the specific needs of Muslims. The...

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18 Aug 2014

LiveCheapr Inc to hold 2nd Annual Chicago Halal Food Festival

LiveCheapr Inc's second annual Chicago Halal Food Festival will be held on October 25th from 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and on October 26th from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the UIC Forum in Chicago. Tickets will be priced at $7 for adults while c...

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18 Aug 2014

Why should tour guides be aware of the special needs of Muslims?

With the growth of the Muslim travel market, tour operators and guides too need to have a thorough understanding of the special needs of Muslim guests in order to effectively attract and provide them with better services. Understanding the pr...

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18 Aug 2014

Why do you need Halal food in your restaurant?

Starting any business can be a huge challenge and running a restaurant is one of the most challenging of all, yet it can also be one of the most rewarding and satisfying businesses in the world. Most restaurant owners are asking the question...

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13 Aug 2014

Why is the availability of prayer facilities so important to Muslim travelers?

Prayer is the method of worship and the main connection of man to Allah (God) and is considered to be the most important obligation and duty of a Muslim. Abandoning prayer is considered to be a major sin that a Muslim can commit. Every Muslim is...

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13 Aug 2014

Are Ramadhan buffets always genuinely Halal?

Many hotels and restaurants around the world offer Ramadhan buffets to guests during the holy month of fasting. However, several of these premises are known to serve non-halal products and the question arises as to how genuinely Halal their Ra...

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11 Aug 2014

Travel habits and patterns of Muslim travelers

Muslim tourists around the world represent a fast growing niche market comprising of an affluent young demographic with unique needs. Many of these Muslim majority markets are fast emerging economies with high population growth and have some si...

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11 Aug 2014

The special needs of Muslim women that the travel industry needs to consider

Muslim tourists globally represent the fastest growing travel segment in the world. With most of these travelers being young and married with families the decision process on where to holiday will be made by all the members in the family. The c...

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11 Aug 2014

Present global Halal food market valued at USD 1.1 trillion

The Halal food and beverage market is on the rise, with research showing that it has expanded to a value worth $1.1 trillion in 2013. The Halal food and beverage market - which includes products ranging from raw Halal meats to processed food an...

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