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20 Nov 2016

Discuss the Impact of Halal Tourism at Halal Expo Japan 2016 – Halal For All

Halal Media Japan will be hosting the Halal Expo Japan 2016 from 22nd to 23rd November 2016 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Centre Taito-kan in Asakusa. This international event will feature several Halal tourism service providers inc...

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08 Nov 2016

Turkey to Host the First International Halal Tourism Congress to Share Expertise on Global Halal Travel

The very first international Halal Tourism Congress will be held from 7th to 9th April 2017 in Marmaris, Turkey at the Angel’s Marmaris Hotel. The congress will bring together travel experts and academicians who will share their expertise on ...

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07 Nov 2016

Nouvo City Hotel - Halal-Friendly Accommodation for Muslims in Bangkok

Nouvo City Hotel is a Halal-friendly boutique hotel in Thailand located at Bangkok's Khaosan Area – 28km away from the Suvarnabhumi Airport. The buzzing Banglumphu Market is only a 10 minute walk from the hotel and many other attractions a...

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28 Oct 2016

Muslim Millennials – What Does Travel Mean To Us?

Youth travel is an important segment in the Muslim Travel Market. The global Muslim population is projected to rapidly grow largely because of its standing as the youngest population of all major religious group, with an average age of 23 – 7 ...

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27 Oct 2016

Muslim Business Travelers Present USD$22 Billion Opportunity for the Tourism Industry, New Research Finds

Muslim business travelers are gaining greater autonomy and increasing their use of technology and digital tools when planning to travel, according to new research released today by Mastercard and CrescentRating. Launched today at the inaugura...

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17 Oct 2016

World’s First-Ever Halal Personal Development Retreat Launched Targeting the Urban Muslim Traveler

The world’s first-ever Halal personal development retreat has been launched combining spirituality with personal development for the fast-growing urban global Muslim traveler. The Productive Muslim Retreat will be a unique personal developm...

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12 Oct 2016

HalalTrip Launches a Series of Halal Culinary Tours with Celebrity Chefs

HalalTrip is partnering with celebrity chefs across various destinations to launch unique Halal culinary tours for food and travel enthusiasts. With Muslim visitors expected to spend approximately USD $28 billion on food alone by 2017, HalalT...

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26 Sep 2016

Marco Polo - Muslim-Friendly Accommodation in the Heart of Manila

Sitting in the heart of Manila, in the center of the business hub is Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. This luxurious 5-star hotel in the Phillipines is ideal for anyone who is on a business venture or for anyone on a holiday. The hotel offers 316 we...

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15 Sep 2016

Halal Tourism or Muslim-Friendly Tourism?

There is now a growing interest in Halal tourism from the perspectives of both industry and academic research. Many stress the fact that any strategy to develop or market Halal tourism products and services must be guided by Islamic teachings an...

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14 Sep 2016

Halal Tourism in a Muslim Country: What is Next?

The marketing of Halal tourism can be complex due to the fact that non-Muslim tourists and Muslim tourists react differently to it. The basic premise is non-Muslims perceive destinations in some Islamic countries as different from ‘Western’ ...

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22 Aug 2016

Inspiring Change at the Innovation 4 Impact Competition 2016

The Innovation 4 Impact Competition 2016 commencing from October 11th to 12th will be a major highlight at the Global Islamic Economy Summit 2016 (GIES 2016) that will be held at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. The theme for this year’s competit...

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05 Aug 2016

How to Be a Muslim-Friendly Restaurant

Creating a Muslim-friendly restaurant is the way to capture Muslims diners. Making a few changes to the facilities that adequately cater to Muslim needs could increase their perception of the restaurant and make them keen to have their meals t...

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02 Aug 2016

HalalTrip and Mastercard Commit to Supporting Global Muslim Tourism Growth

Jakarta, 2 August 2016 – To cater to a growing demand for Halal travel, HalalTrip – the online platform for Muslim travelers and a sister brand of CrescentRating, the world’s leading authority on Halal-friendly travel – in partnership wi...

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14 Jul 2016

Fasting During Shawwal

In the 9th month of the Islamic calendar or Ramadan, Muslims around the world undergo a month-long duration of fasting in which they are prohibited from eating, drinking, smoking as well as intimacy from dawn and dusk. This ends with the Eid cel...

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12 Jul 2016

The Best Years to Spend Ramadan in Muslim-Friendly Countries

The criteria used in the MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report were based on the convenience, comfort and ease of travel, and not from the perspective of Islamic rewards. As such, focuses on the following three themes: Average...

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11 Jul 2016

Impact of Ramadan on Non-OIC Destinations

According to the MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report 2016, from 2016 to 2030, the positions of the non-OIC destinations will vary significantly due to the increase in attractiveness of OIC destinations for Muslim travelers during the...

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01 Jul 2016

The Story of Eid Around the World

After a month long of fasting, spiritual contemplation and an overall adjustment of lifestyles, perhaps no other event is more joyous to Muslims around the world than the festival of Eid al-Fitr. The celebration of Eid itself and its many unique...

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28 Jun 2016

Impact of Ramadan on Southeast Asian Destinations

From 2016 to 2030, the scores of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand in the MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report 2016, in terms of how friendly these destinations are for Muslim travelers in Ramadan, remain largely unc...

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27 Jun 2016

Impact of Ramadan on Saudi Arabia Achieving Its Vision 2030

Makkah and Medina in Saudi Arabia serve as the top destinations from a religious perspective, regardless of the three criteria used for the analysis in the MasterCard-CrescentRating Ramadan Travel Report 2016 (average daytime temperature, fastin...

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24 Jun 2016

Impact of Ramadan on GCC Destinations

From 2023 to 2030, Ramadan will occur during the months of April to January. As such, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, such as UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait, which are already Muslim friendly, also become attractive destinati...

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