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New Zealand publishes its “Halal food guide”

By: Ni Nyoman Wira Source: The Jakarta Post Muslims traveling to New Zealand will have less to worry about as the country’s tourism board has released a halal food guide. Curated by Kiwi Muslim Directory and the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ), the guide consists of general information about New Zealand, halal outlets that have been certified by FIANZ, halal outlets that are owned by Muslims and places to enjoy vegetarian dishes. The list itself is divided into bakeries/snack foods, meat stores/grocery stores and restaurants/takeaway. New Zealand foods are more than just fish and chips. For instance, in the country’s largest city Auckland, travelers can...

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Tokyo leans more into halal tourism

By: Richard Smith Source: The National Halal is a growing sector with major potential in Japan. One spur has been the Japanese government’s 2013 waiving of visa requirements for tourists from Malaysia, and an extension from 15 to 30 days of the maximum stay for multiple-entry visas for Indonesian travellers. Another factor is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which is expected to see Muslim visitor numbers increase both in the run up to and during the world’s biggest sporting event. In addition, the 2015 Tokyo meeting of the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation and the Alliance Forum Foundation voiced support for the growth of the halal food industry in Japan. At the meeting, the Malaysian prime...

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Thailand’s first halal hotel a hit with Omani visitors

By: Mobin Mathew Blesson Source: Times of Oman Thailand’s first halal hotel welcomed more than 100 Omani tourists during its first six months of operation, according to the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Al Meroz Hotel. “We have catered to more than 100 visitors from Oman and most of them are happy with the facilities available in our hotel,” CEO Rausak Mulsap said. The Al Meroz Hotel was opened at the beginning of 2016. “Omani tourists, who visited here, share their living experience in our hotel with their friends back in Oman, who are planning to visit Thailand and many have booked their rooms because of this word of mouth publicity,” he added. They are expecting...

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