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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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) […]


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 […]


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 […]