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09 Jan 2017

Explore the Role of Halal in Culture, Economy and Trade at Halal Expo Australia 2017

This year’s Halal Expo Australia 2017 will be commencing from 11th to 12th February 2017 at Rosehill Gardens, Paramatta in Sydney. The Halal Expo Australia 2017 is where global services, affiliated bodies, academics and professionals come toge...

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18 Aug 2015

UAE to become a leader in Halal tourism

Industry experts have noted that Muslims around the Middle East and elsewhere are increasingly looking to the UAE as an ideal travel destination - due to its Islamic provenance and modern sensibilities. Sharjah in particular was identified as a ...

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14 Aug 2015

Orlando Airport to construct prayer room for Muslim travellers

Orlando International Airport - an International Airport in Florida, USA - has made plans to implement a prayer room for Muslim travellers following Emirates Airlines' decision to offer non-stop flights in an out of Orlando in March. The ...

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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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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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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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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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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

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

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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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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11 May 2015

Taiwan eyes visitors from Oman

With an aim to attract more visitors from the Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan is marketing itself as a safe, cultural, modern and Muslim-friendly tourism destination. Industry experts noted that Taiwan would make an excellent holiday destination for t...

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11 May 2015

Kenya's Lamu County Government targets Gulf region tourists

With a focus on the Arabian travel market as a growth strategy, the Lamu County Government in Kenya is targeting high-spending Middle Eastern holidaymakers in a bid to to boost its tourism fortunes. The region hopes to work with the national go...

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11 May 2015

Increasing number of Indonesians travelling to Europe

The World Travel and Tourism Council has revealed an increase in the number of Indonesians travelling to Europe, with over 9 million Indonesian tourists having visited a European destination last year. Industry experts noted that this may be due...

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27 Apr 2015

Malaysia promotes tourism products to Thailand's Muslim market

A Muslim-friendly seminar was organised  by the Embassy of Malaysia together with Tourism Malaysia, targeting the Thai-Muslim markets in southern Thailand. The two-day event was held in Thailand - in Krabi on the 22nd of April and in Hatyai on ...

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