Religious Tourism News

Ramadan at Bab Al Qasr, Abu Dhabi

Ramadan at Bab Al Qasr, Abu Dhabi

4 June 2017 Videos

Breaking Travel News takes a tour of the Ramadan offering at Bab Al Qasr, one of the most luxurious hotels in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Arabian Travel Market to welcome first Global Halal Tourism Summit

Arabian Travel Market to welcome first Global Halal Tourism Summit

15 November 2016 Travel Events News Tourism News

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

1 July 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

8 June 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

2 June 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

16 March 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

2 October 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

8 July 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.