Travel experts forecast high growth of halal tourism

Travel experts forecast high growth of halal tourism

HONOLULU: Muslims are the world’s fastest-growing religious group and by 2030 will make up an estimated 25 percent of the world’s population. Furthermore, in some Muslim-dominated markets there is a thriving middle class with growing buying power and a new...
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Halal tourism in Tunisia

Halal tourism in Tunisia

TUNIS: The Sandra Club Hotel in Hammamet, a popular coastal town in the north of Tunis, aims to position itself as a “family hotel,” and thus serves no alcohol, has segregated spas and massage rooms, and religious entertainment shows throughout Ramadan. ...
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Taiwan keen on encouraging more Muslim tourists from Malaysia

Taiwan keen on encouraging more Muslim tourists from Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Taiwan is keen on encouraging more Malaysians especially Muslims to visit the island republic as it continues to expand its halal hub facilities throughout the country. Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia representative James Chang Ch...
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New Zealand renews halal food guide

New Zealand renews halal food guide

WELLINGTON: Tourism New Zealand has released the newest version of its Halal Food Guide. Designed to accommodate Muslim travelers visiting the country, the current guide has 289 new restaurants and cafes added to the earlier version. First launched in 2016,...
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YallaKOREA draws Muslim travelers to Seoul

YallaKOREA draws Muslim travelers to Seoul

SEOUL: Until early last year, the backbone for Korea’s tourism industry was Chinese tourists. However, as the flow of Chinese tourists declined due to the deployment of a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery, Muslim tourists have fill...
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South Korea to tackle shortage of halal restaurants

South Korea to tackle shortage of halal restaurants

SEOUL: South Korean tourism officials are poised to introduce more Muslim-friendly places following criticism over the lack of halal restaurants in the country. The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will launch Halal Restaurant Week again on a bigger scale betw...
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Air Arabia to launch flights to Azerbaijan’s Gabala

Air Arabia to launch flights to Azerbaijan’s Gabala

BAKU: Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, will launch a new route to Azerbaijan, flying to the popular touristic city of Gabala from June 27, according to reports in the Arab media. The...
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Indonesia to develop Lake Toba as halal tourism destination

Indonesia to develop Lake Toba as halal tourism destination

JAKARTA: Indonesia has been intensively promoting the development of halal tourism in numerous provinces to attract more tourists from Muslim countries. Currently, the Ministry of Tourism has highlighted the importance of developing the Lake Toba area in the p...
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There’s now an Airbnb for Muslims

There’s now an Airbnb for Muslims

LONDON: First, we had Airbnb, and then Noirbnb. But now there’s a traveling site just for Muslims. Muzbnb has popped up to cater for the specific needs of Muslim travellers worldwide. Users can select homes that are alcohol and pork-free,...
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Azerbaijan has vast potential for halal hotels

Azerbaijan has vast potential for halal hotels

BAKU: Tourism tends to become one of the main sectors of the Azerbaijani economy, and that can be seen from the huge flow of tourists visiting the country this year. Today tourism is developing with high speed in Azerbaijan, with...
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