Articles tagged “muslim”

The Anxieties of a Muslim Traveler

The Anxieties of a Muslim Traveler

Rafat Ali, Skift

"I am this guy. I fit every cliché; I am the abstract villain of your imagined anxieties. Traveling while Muslim."

2 years ago

5 Charts Showing the State of Shopping for Muslim Travelers

5 Charts Showing the State of Shopping for Muslim Travelers

Dan Peltier, Skift

If this index says anything it's that Muslim travelers are most comfortable traveling and spending on shopping in countries in Asia and where Muslims hold the majority of the population.

4 years ago

India Is Losing Out on Millions of Muslim Visitors

India Is Losing Out on Millions of Muslim Visitors

Shelly Walia, Quartz

India already would be wise to take advantage of its history and cultural assets and prioritize improvements that attract Muslim travelers, an increasingly growing and coveted segment of international travelers.

4 years ago

Global Muslim Travel Index Ranks Singapore and Malaysia as Top Destinations

Global Muslim Travel Index Ranks Singapore and Malaysia as Top Destinations

Dan Peltier, Skift

The scores for non-Muslim countries aren't that fantastic for Muslim travelers but the Index's criteria also considers plans in place to improve the Muslim visitor experience in coming years.

4 years ago

Thai Hotels Miss Opportunity to Woo Muslim Travel Market

Thai Hotels Miss Opportunity to Woo Muslim Travel Market

Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Bangkok Post

Several destinations have already started to distinguish themselves as halal-friendly destinations giving them a considerable competitive advantage in the fight for the growing Muslim traveler demographic.

5 years ago

Malaysian Hotels Target $126 Billion Muslim Tourism Market with Cultural Changes

Malaysian Hotels Target $126 Billion Muslim Tourism Market with Cultural Changes

Liau-Sing and Yudith Ho, Bloomberg

Hotels worldwide are learning how to serve a new kind of customers with cultural differences, but instead of attempting to offer everything for everyone, hotels should focus on a certain set of customers and make that experience flawless.

5 years ago

The Top Muslim Travel Countries, By Spend

The Top Muslim Travel Countries, By Spend

Rafat Ali, Skift

A huge market with lots of nuances, attracting Muslim tourism requires more specialization and insight than other ethnic or religious based markets.

6 years ago

TSA: Don’t be alarmed by observant traveling Muslims

TSA: Don’t be alarmed by observant traveling Muslims

Associated Press

TSA has been issuing these advisories for a few years now, and it has to: This is the state of the America the Fearful.

6 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?

7 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.

7 years ago

Maldives’ new leader introduces bans that could devastate tourism industry

Maldives’ new leader introduces bans that could devastate tourism industry

Oliver Smith, The Telegraph

At the center of a political conflict between the ousted president and new leader are religious regulations that could hamper the islands’ image as an oasis and drive away its steadiest source of revenue.

7 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.

7 years ago