Religious Tourism News

Arabian Travel Market to welcome first Global Halal Tourism Summit

Arabian Travel Market to welcome first Global Halal Tourism Summit

Reed Travel Exhibitions has confirmed it will host the first ATM Global Halal Tourism Summit as part of its line-up of special focus events. The one-day summit, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, on the Global Stage at Arabian Travel Market, will feature three interactive seminar sessions covering the big picture, halal destination strategies and how to sell halal travel.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Ramadan at St. Regis Dubai

Breaking Travel News investigates: Ramadan at St. Regis Dubai

1st Jul 2016 Focus

It’s a time for sharing. For reflection. For family. To observe the holy month at a venue that truly befits the occasion. The St. Regis Dubai promises unrivalled and authentic Iftar buffets featuring Arabian and Mediterranean delicacies. Here Breaking Travel News takes a tour.

Emirates re-design Ramadan boxes for Iftar service

Emirates re-design Ramadan boxes for Iftar service

8th Jun 2016 Airline News

For customers travelling during the holy month of Ramadan Emirates has brought back its Iftar service, reports Phil Blizzard in Dubai. The special boxes have been re-designed and are available across all cabin classes on select flights. These include those to and from the Gulf region as well as Umrah groups travelling to Jeddah and Medina.

Japan Airlines to serve Halal certified meals on all routes

Japan Airlines to serve Halal certified meals on all routes

2nd Jun 2016 Airline News

Japan Airlines has revealed it will provide Halal certified Muslim meals on all outbound international flights from Japan. JAL has been serving Muslim meal as a special meal for Muslim customers. Recently the airline has received Halal Certification from Japan Islamic Trust, for the whole processing of its Muslim meal menus aboard all international flights departing from Japan.

Breaking Travel News investigates: The Crusaders history of Israel

Breaking Travel News investigates: The Crusaders history of Israel

16th Mar 2016 Focus

Long a student of Middle Eastern history, photographer and writer Phil Sharp here visits the holy sites of Israel. Although finding a destination troubled by generations of inter-religious strife, his travels reveal a land of dynamic beauty drawing on its diverse past to create a bright future.

Papal visit pays off for American hoteliers

Papal visit pays off for American hoteliers

2nd Oct 2015 Hotel News Tourism News

Among the three Top 25 Markets that hosted Pope Francis during his visit to the United States, Philadelphia experienced the most significant year-over-year increases in revenue per available room, according to data from STR, Inc. New York and Washington, DC also reported double-digit RevPAR growth during days on which Pope Francis visited the respective markets.

Makkah Marriott Hotel opens in Saudi Arabia

Makkah Marriott Hotel opens in Saudi Arabia

8th Jul 2015 Hotel News

Marriott International has opened Makkah Marriott Hotel, the company’s first flagship brand in the holy city. The arabesque themed 426-room property sits on the hill top of Makkah, providing guests with exquisite views of the Holy City and Haram. With the opening of the company’s flagship Marriott Hotels brand in Makkah, Muslim pilgrims will now have a property that easily resonates with their needs of a futuristic, comfortable and convenient place to stay while undertaking one of the most important journeys in their lives.

Rosewood Corniche prepares to celebrate Ramadan

Rosewood Corniche prepares to celebrate Ramadan

2nd Jul 2012 Hotel News

Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah has confirmed it will undergo its biggest make over yet, transporting guests into the quaint realms of ancient Hijaz to create a unique Ramadan experience. For the first time, two of the hotel’s speciality restaurants, Habsburg and Noodles will be lavishly decorated with artefacts of Hijaz, such as beautiful Fanous (lanterns) and traditional handicrafts, to re-create the quintessential charm that will treat Jeddah guests and residents to an entirely new Ramadan experience.

Haj pilgrims to Saudi Arabi on swine flu alert

Haj pilgrims to Saudi Arabi on swine flu alert

24th Nov 2009 Tourism News

Saudi Arabia’s health authorities are on red alert following the death of four pilgrims from swine flu, and fears this year’s Haj season could provide a breeding ground for the virus. The health minister confirmed that 16 others had so far been diagnosed with the virus and four remain in hospital in “critical condition”.