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Developing Muslim-friendly tourist industry to ensure sustainability

JAKARTA: According to Global Islamic Economy Indicator Report 2020, the spending of Muslims on travel increased by 2.7 per cent in 2019 from $189 billion…

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‘Halal tourism’ on the rise, with apps and curtained pool decks

WELLINGTON: A rental company in Orlando, Florida is offering “halal vacation homes” with curtained pool decks and rooms with prayer mats and copies of the…

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‘Muslim Spain’ vies for moment in the sun as halal tourism takes off

MADRID: The Alhambra is a hilltop palace at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains that was originally built for military purposes but, nearly seven…

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Halal travel closer at home

JAKARTA: With Hajj trips off this year, Indonesian tour firms seek to make domestic offerings more Muslim-friendly. Indonesia is gradually getting back to business with…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Indonesia promotes halal destinations in Saudi Arabia

JAKARTA: The Tourism Ministry together with the Indonesian Embassy in Riyadh, Consulate General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Visit Indonesia Tourism Office (VITO) and Garuda Indonesia…

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