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05 Nov 2014

Hotel Granvia Kyoto – First hotel in Japan to receive a Muslim-friendly rating by CrescentRating

The recognition by CrescentRating will further enhance Hotel Granvia Kyoto’s ability to attract the growing number of Muslim visitors to Japan       Kyoto – 5th November 2014 – Hotel Granvia Kyoto became the first hotel in Japan to...

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03 Nov 2014

Family tourism emerges as major growth area in Islamic economy

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has stated that the family tourism market segment makes up 12.5% of the entire global tourism market. Industry professionals have noted that the size of the family tourism market segment is larger than ...

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27 Oct 2014

Halal Tourism flourishing in GCC states

Recent studies have indicated that GCC states are responsible for a large percentage of the world's total travel expenditure. Hotel owners in UAE have noted that a large number of their guests are from GCC states, who visit the destination t...

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24 Oct 2014

MasterCard and CrescentRating announce a Global Muslim Travel Index

MasterCard and CrescentRating Announce a Global Muslim Travel Index Collaboration aims to meet the needs of the growing Muslim lifestyle segment Kuala Lumpur – October 29th, 2014 –MasterCard today signed an agreement with CrescentRati...

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23 Oct 2014

MasterCard dan CrescentRating Bekerjasama Mengusahakan Indeks Pelancongan Islam Antarabangsa

Kuala Lumpur – 29 Oktober 2014 – MasterCard hari ini menandatangani perjanjian dengan CrescentRating, pakar portal pelancongan Islam untuk bersama-sama mengendalikan Indeks Pelancongan Islam Sedunia atau dikenalikan ebagai ‘MasterCard-...

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15 Oct 2014

Vietnam gaining popularity amongst Muslim travellers

The number of Muslim travellers visiting Vietnam has seen a considerable growth over the last few years. The country is becoming a popular travel destination amongst Muslim travellers - particularly from Indonesia, Malaysia, India and the Middle...

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13 Oct 2014

Singapore companies have the edge in Muslim-friendly tourism

Industry experts have noted that Singapore companies have the edge in Muslim-friendly tourism and are presently using their familiarity with Muslim-friendly travel to tap into further business opportunities. CrescentRating has been identified a...

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13 Oct 2014

Andalucia to focus on Halal tourism

Following Europe's first conference on Halal tourism, travel industry experts have predicted Spain's Andalucia to become a hub of interest for Muslim travellers and holidaymakers. Andalucia has been garnering a lot of interest from Musl...

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06 Oct 2014

Alanda Hotel Marbella becomes Spain's first Halal-certified hotel

Muslim travellers looking for a Halal/Muslim-friendly hotel in Spain need look no further. Alanda Hotel Marbella has received recognition for its efforts to cater to Muslim guests and was recently awarded a Muslim-friendly rating of 4 by Cr...

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06 Oct 2014

Alanda Hotel Marbella Becomes Spain's First Halal Certified Hotel

Muslim travellers looking for a Muslim-friendly hotel in Spain need look no further. Alanda Hotel Marbella has received recognition for its efforts to cater to Muslim guests and was recently awarded a Muslim-friendly rating of 4 by CrescentRatin...

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02 Oct 2014

The Huffington Post's guide to Halal tourism

Following Europe's first conference on Halal tourism which took place in Spain last week, American online news website The Huffington Post published an introduction and guide to Halal tourism. The guide provides a quick introduction t...

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01 Oct 2014

Halal Tourism in Maldives

The Maldives Islands or more commonly known as Maldives has always been known as a romantic getaway for honeymooners. With hundreds of remote ‘resort islands’, Maldives offers a private and personalized holiday like no other. It is home to s...

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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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