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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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22 Jun 2015

Malaysia aims 5 percent annual growth of Muslim tourists

Malaysia expects Muslim visitor arrivals to grow at an average of 5% annually amid growing demand for Islamic tourism products. Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) director general Zulkifly Md Said said the country received 5.5 million Muslim travelle...

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22 Jun 2015

More restaurants in Taiwan gain Halal certification

Taiwan's Tourism Bureau said several restaurants, including some in Taipei 101, the National Palace Museum and scenic Sun Moon Lake have earned Halal certification. The bureau said in a news conference on Friday that 24 restaurants recently...

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19 Jun 2015

Travel Point LLC Oman's first travel agency to be accredited by CrescentRating

Being one of Oman's leading travel service providers, Travel Point LLC joined the growing global community of Muslim-friendly travel agents by recently becoming a CrescentRated travel agent – the first travel agent in Oman to do so. Tra...

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18 Jun 2015

New airline in Southern Thailand targets Muslims

With an aim to tap into the unmet demand in Thailand's predominantly Muslim southern border provinces, a new airline has been established, providing direct flights to Saudi Arabia for pilgrims traveling to Mecca and other Islamic holy cities...

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18 Jun 2015

Sharjah aims to become a hub for Halal tourism

Sharjah is seeking to be a hub for Halal and family tourism and hopes to attract 10 million tourists by 2021. Industry experts note that 70% of all tourists to Sharjah are families, while 35% are from Gulf Cooperation Council states, Muslim coun...

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18 Jun 2015

Madrid hotels plan to attract more Muslim guests

An increasing number of hotels in Madrid are targeting the Muslim travel market - particularly travellers from the Middle East - with offerings of Halal food and other Muslim-friendly facilities. Spain received over 70,000 visitors from the Uni...

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18 Jun 2015

Dorsett Grand Subang Luxurious Muslim-friendly accommodation in Subang Jaya

Dorsett Grand Subang is an excellent Muslim-friendly hotel located in Malaysia's affluent suburban city of Subang Jaya. Being just 35 minutes away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Dorsett Grand Subang is ideal for both business a...

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