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11 Aug 2015

Thai visitor numbers surge by 38 percent

With tourist arrivals in July 2015 having risen by 38% year-on-year, Thailand is experiencing a surge in tourist arrivals at the peak of the first high season this year. The number of Middle Eastern visitors grew strongly, which shows that the s...

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10 Aug 2015

Mughal Safari for top-notch Muslim-friendly travel services in India

Mughal Safari is one of India's finest travel service providers that offers a wide range of tour packages and services for travellers around the globe. With over 10 years of experience to its name, Mughal Safari has established itself a repu...

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06 Aug 2015

Turkey launches its first Halal cruise

Catering to the ever-growing global Halal market, Turkey plans to launch its first Muslim-friendly cruise on the Aegean Sea next month for religiously observant travellers in the country. The Halal cruise was announced by the Antalya-based Fusio...

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04 Aug 2015

Iran receives over 5 million tourists during past 5 months

Over five million foreign tourists have visited Iran since the end of March 2015, despite the tourism industries of other regional countries not performing well at present. Industry experts noted that the situation provides a great opportunity f...

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04 Aug 2015

Travel Group Peru as the leading destination management company for Muslim travellers in Peru

Based in Lima, Travel Group Peru is a leading destination management company in Peru that specialises in servicing travel arrangements for leisure, business as well as religious travel. It is an accredited travel agent of Crescentrating and offe...

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04 Aug 2015

An excellent Muslim-friendly heritage hotel in Sri Lanka Bandarawela Hotel

Bandarawela Hotel is one of Sri Lanka's finest colonial and heritage hotels that has been in operation since 1893. Located in the heart of Bandarawela town, the hotel caters to holidaymakers and leisure travellers, with a wealth of facilitie...

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30 Jul 2015

GMTI report criteria for family friendly holiday destination

As one of the important criteria, GMTI takes into account the popularity of a destination for holidays as well as its family friendliness. More than 50% of Muslim tourists travel with their families - a much higher percentage compared with ot...

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24 Jul 2015

GMTI Report Primary Index

GMTI40 tracks the average score of the top 20 OIC and top 20 non-OIC destinations to form a key index to monitor the performance of the Muslim travel segment throughout the year. The GMTI40 will be updated quarterly to provide frequent monitorin...

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24 Jul 2015

Halal tourism takes off in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand projects a huge increase in Muslim visitors from the year 2016 onwards - particularly from the neighbouring countries of Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. This increase in Muslim visitors is owed to the...

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16 Jul 2015

GMTI Report Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2015 Results

Against the backdrop of a new set of criteria Malaysia topped the 2015 Index with a score of 83.8. It was followed by Turkey at 73.8 and UAE at 72.1. It is the fifth year in a row that Malaysia has ranked number one having topped the previous r...

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16 Jul 2015

GMTI report overview of MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index

CrescentRating has evaluated destinations around the world over the last four years and ranked them based on how well they cater to Muslim travellers. This article takes a closer look at MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index and h...

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10 Jul 2015

How catering to the Muslim traveller can boost a country’s economy

Muslim travellers globally represent a major niche market in the travel and tourism industry. Being a young demographic growing in affluence, the Muslim travel market is increasingly asserting its unique needs on the tourism industry globally. T...

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10 Jul 2015

Singapore to launch Halal travel guide book

The Singapore Tourism Board has launched a Halal travel guide book for Muslim travellers and tourists to the country. The Halal travel guide book was compiled in connection with the country's 50th Independence Day and offers a vast amount of...

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10 Jul 2015

Profiling the lucrative Muslim traveller

Muslim travellers globally represent a major market opportunity and is increasingly becoming an important segment in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Worth as much as $145 billion and expected to grow at around 5% every year, this ...

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23 Jun 2015

Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam Malaysia awarded the highest possible Muslim-friendly rating of 7

Having earned itself the highest-possible Muslim-friendly rating of 7 by CrescentRating, Grand Bluewave Hotel Shah Alam is one of Malaysia's finest Halal-friendly hotels located in the in the heart of Shah Alam. The luxurious 5-star hotel is...

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22 Jun 2015

Chinese Muslims to drive Halal tourism growth

China’s growing Muslim population has been identified as a high potential source market for Islamic destinations. Experts note that the rapid expansion of China’s Muslim population has resulted in inflated demand for travel from China to ce...

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22 Jun 2015

Al Jawhara Hotels & Apartments - Excellent Muslim-friendly facilities and Islamic hospitality

The Jawhara group of hotels comprise an impressive portfolio of two Muslim-friendly hotels - Al Jawhara Gardens Hotel and Al Jawhara Metro Hotel - as well as a luxury apartment complex - Jawhara Hotel Apartments – located in the heart of Dubai...

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22 Jun 2015

East Lancashire firms urged to target Halal tourism

Businesses in East Lancashire who supply products and services to Muslims are being urged to tap into the global boom in halal tourism. Industry experts stated that Halal tourism could provide a key growth area for the Lancashire economy - espe...

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22 Jun 2015

Thailand rolls out new campaign to woo Muslim travellers

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is allocating 10–15 per cent of its annual marketing budget to a new campaign focused on promoting the country as a Muslim-friendly tourism destination. The Muslim Friendly Destination campaign was laun...

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22 Jun 2015

Royal Plaza on Scotts: A luxury retreat for Muslim travellers in Singapore

Being one of Singapore's most reputed hotels, Royal Plaza on Scotts is an award-winning luxury hotel located a mere 5 minute walk away from Orchard Road – the country's popular retail and entertainment hub and prominent tourist attract...

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