Halal tourism

Salam standard partners with TCA Abu Dhabi to promote halal tourism

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Jul 2017

Salam Standard has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) to educate the emirate’s hotels, attractions and industry stakeholders about halal travel trends and the sector’s growth potential. The Muslim-friendly hotel classification specialist based in Malaysia, and Abu Dhabi’s tourism promotion agency staged a halal tourism workshop, which provided insight

Arabian Travel Market introduces Global Halal Tourism Summit

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

The first ATM Global Halal Tourism Summit will take place at Arabian Travel Market on 26 April 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Rolled out as part of ATM’s line-up of special focus events, the summit will feature three interactive seminar sessions covering the big picture, halal destination strategies and how to sell halal travel.

Spending on Halal Tourism in UAE to Increase by 4.4%

by Sophia Soltani | 25 Sep 2016

Total spending on family tourism in the UAE is projected to increase by 4.4%, according to a study conducted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Meanwhile, the outbound family travel expenditure of Emirati citizens is set to rise at 3.6% this year.  The study coincides with the third Global Islamic Economy Summit, which,

Face to Face: Shine on Saudi

by Sophia Soltani | 09 Aug 2016

With building selective partnerships at the forefront of why Dur Hospitality’s business model is so successful, Dr. Badr al Badr, CEO, Dur Hospitality tells Sophia Soltani why spiritual hospitality is at the core of his ethics and how he plans on driving forward $400m worth of new hotel projects in Saudi Arabia. Leading Saudi hospitality

Conrad Makkah taps into religious hospitality & tourism capital of the world

by Sophia Soltani | 24 Jul 2016

Makkah is poised to become one of the world’s leading religious hospitality and tourism destinations as Saudi Arabia boosts tourism efforts and aims to enhance the Umrah and Hajj experience for pilgrims, according to industry experts. The Holy City is expected to witness a growing hotel supply through 2018, according to Colliers International’s Q1 2016

Turkey Ranks Fourth-Most Popular Destination for Muslim Travellers during Ramadan 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 07 Jul 2016

According to the recently released Global Muslim Travel Index, Turkey comes in third on a list of top five destinations for Muslim travellers during Ramadan. “The trend for Muslims to travel to the GCC during the fasting period has been growing over the last few years – these countries offer them Muslim-friendly services and facilities

Salam Standard recognises Muslim friendly establishments in first awards ceremony

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Jun 2016

Salam Standard, the innovative online hotel reference tool dedicated to Muslim travellers, has revealed the winners of its inaugural Muslim travel awards. The newly-launched Salam Standard awards programme recognises hotel groups, destinations, airports and events that excel in the Muslim-friendly travel arena. Three airports in Asia, three high-profile hotel groups, one event and one destination

Muslim travellers to the GCC during Ramadan set to peak by 2030

by Sophia Soltani | 16 Jun 2016

Countries in the GCC are set to benefit from the growth in Muslim travellers during the holy month of Ramadan, according to new research released by MasterCard and CrescentRating. The growing trend by Muslims to travel during the fasting period will see destinations in the GCC region become the most attractive by 2023 according to data and analysis

Saudi Arabia forecast to see 43% increase in inbound tourists by 2020

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Jun 2016

According to recent data released by MAS, figures forecast that there will be a 43% increase in the number of inbound tourist arrivals to Saudi Arabia by 2020. Data revealed that the number of international trips made to Saudi Arabia is estimated to increase from 18 million in 2015 to 25.8 million in 2020. Grant

Saudi travellers 50% more likely to consider the whole family when booking a holiday

by Sophia Soltani | 09 May 2016

50% of  travellers from Saudi Arabia will consider “family first” when going abroad with their extended family, a leading travel search site has revealed. “Examining the data trails on Wego, we find group travel planning correlates with popular family destinations; each providing unique getaways with something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Many of









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