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29 May 2017

How Big Data is Validating the Ramadan Phenomenon

When you run a website/app, you watch your traffic like an investor keeping track of a stock portfolio. On the first day of this year’s Ramadan, we were doing exactly that. That is when we realised something unusual was happening on HalalTrip....

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18 Jan 2017

Treating Muslim Tourists with Respect

Muslim-friendly tourism is currently growing in non-Muslim countries. It is an attempt to make the tourism experience enjoyable to Muslim travelers and allowing them to perform religious duties. The competition among non-Muslim destinations to a...

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26 Dec 2016

Accommodation Preferences of Muslim Travelers - Muslim Business Traveler Insights

The Muslim Business Traveler Insights 2016 (MBTI) is a report presented by CrescentRating and Mastercard that focuses on the travel patterns and preferences of the average Muslim business traveler. The MBTI 2016 report goes to show that Muslim b...

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21 Dec 2016

Performing Prayers Onboard The Plane - Muslim Business Traveler Insights

When referring to the research presented in the Muslim Business Traveler Insights 2016 (MBTI 2016) report by CrescentRating and Mastercard, the travel patterns of the average Muslim business traveler is similar to that of regular business travel...

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15 Dec 2016

Travel Patterns and Behavior of Travelers Onboard the Plane - Muslim Business Traveler Insights

Just like any business traveler flying to different destinations for business purposes – the average Muslim business traveler will also have their own travelling preferences. The travel patterns and behaviour of the average Muslim business tra...

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14 Dec 2016

What Do Travelers Require at Airports - Muslim Business Traveler Insights

It is common for any frequent business traveler to spend a portion of their time in airports – and for the average Muslim business traveler, it is no different. However, the Muslim Business Traveler Insights 2016 (MBTI 2016) - a joint report ...

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07 Dec 2016

Trip Planning by Muslim Travelers - Muslim Business Traveler Insights

Travel planning by a Muslim business traveler comprises a number of different aspects. An important factor of the average Muslim business traveler's planning is locating suitable accommodation to cater to their needs. Halal facilities and d...

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02 Dec 2016

Key Reasons and Concerns When Planning a Business Trip - Muslim Business Traveler Insights

Muslim Business Traveler Insights 2016 released by CrescentRating and Mastercard – the first-ever detailed report examining the travel trends and attitudes of a sub-segment of the growing Muslim travel market – focuses on the travel behavior...

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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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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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24 May 2016

The Best Provision: Understanding the Needs of the Muslim Traveler

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” - Confucius The adventure of travelling starts even before the first footstep. From compact travel toothpastes to portable irons, preparing and packing your provisions for that next trip is an ex...

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19 May 2016

Halal Tourism: An opportunity for Spain?

The tourism industry is one of the most dynamic in the world. It currently represents 9.8% of world GDP, almost 7.6 trillion dollars, 6% of worldwide exports and 10% of employment on record. Within this huge market, the Halal tourism industry is...

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27 Apr 2015

The importance of the Muslim travel market

The Muslim travel market is one of the most lucrative and one of the most rapidly growing market segments in the industry. It is also one of the world's highest spending tourist markets. Therefore it is vital that destinations, businesses an...

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18 Nov 2014

Why Muslim-friendly spas are a hit amongst Muslim travellers

  Though spas and wellness treatments are a favourite component of travel amongst many leisure travellers, most Muslim travellers are unable to experience spa treatments since a majority of spas and wellness centres around the world do not m...

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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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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

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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