Articles tagged “halal”

U.S. Tourism From Muslim Countries Was Increasing, Then Trump Came In

U.S. Tourism From Muslim Countries Was Increasing, Then Trump Came In

Dan Peltier, Skift

Muslim travelers are one of the largest visitor markets for the U.S. but few brands are marketing to them and taking their needs into account. U.S. travel and airline laptop bans create confusion and mixed messages.

1 year ago

Thailand Opens Its First Halal Hotel in Attempt to Broaden Its Tourist Base

Thailand Opens Its First Halal Hotel in Attempt to Broaden Its Tourist Base

Patpicha Tanakasempipat, Reuters

Thailand is smart to broaden its base, but we'd also like to see it address its bigger issues that are keeping other visitors away.

2 years ago

Japan Courts Middle-Class Muslim Tourists With Halal Udon, Prayer Rooms

Herman Wong, Quartz

In the same way that destinations and hotels are adapting to demands of Chinese travelers, we'll see them adjusting to the needs of a new generation of Southeast Asian visitors with their own needs.

5 years ago

Turkey’s rise as a halal tourism mecca

Dorian Jones, Eurasianet

Turkey rise as a halal tourism destination among Muslim countries mirrors internal changes in the country, as the decade long rule of Islamist party has led to the rise of a more conservative middle class. Can it balance this newish boom along with its more traditional tourists?

6 years ago

Inclusive tourism: New Zealand launches a halal tourism guide for Muslim travelers

Rafat Ali, Skift

Smart move from Tourism New Zealand both from a strategic point of view in tapping a huge market, as well for making travel more inclusive. It already has a big halal meat industry supplying to the rest of the world, and this effort makes good use of that.

6 years ago

Forget recessionary Europe, Muslim tourism boom is making up for it

As usual, the growth is outside the Western sphere, though Muslim tourists will coe ad spend a lot of money on our recessionary shores. The faster we cater to them, the better it is for us, BrandUSA should be listening closely.

6 years ago

Halal tourism on rise in Turkey, as local & Middle East tourists come in

With the right mix of modern & traditional culture, catering to muslim/halal tourism is a smart move; it is also a hedge against European downturn and its effect on Turke's mainstay tourism.

6 years ago