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Halal tourism, definition and concept

Halal tourism is a new concept referred to a type of travelling according to Islamic teachings and order. The community of Muslims now make up one of the fastest-growing segments of global tourism. Halal tourism covers various aspects including halal food, entertainment and tourism services, and all its services by considering Islamic laws and regulations. Of all the industries in the world, Halal tourism is one of the most profitable. Therefore, Countries around the world are always trying to attract more tourists. Joining a typical tour is sometimes less accessible for Muslims and there are problems with it. It does not mean they cannot travel as others but there are some restrictions on food or entertainment for Muslim tourists. Most of the Muslim tourists, usually before booking a hotel and booking a plane, study the destination and its facilities. Especially that one who need to observe certain customs. In response, hotels and tour operators are increasingly trying to meet their dietary and religious needs.

Halal tourism is a type of religious tourism, but it does not mean that it is only for religious purposes. It can be quite a leisure trip or business travel. there are no internationally recognized standards on Halal tourism. The World Tourism Organization also defines halal tourism for hotels and lodging centres, no alcohol or pork products should be served for Muslims in flights and the privacy of men and women in public and recreational areas including swimming pools, beach, spa and massage must be considered.

 

Thus, Muslims can practice their recreational programs in accordance with religious principles in any country that Halal tourism is supported. For example, they can use halal food of restaurants or stay in hotels that do not serve alcoholic beverages and religious programs are broadcast as part of the entertainment offered on board. Within the past two years, the number of Muslim female-solo travellers increased. travelling alone does not scare them. Quite in contrary, they are much more confident about their identity as Muslims and as independent women. As an Islamic, historical and safe tourism destination in the middle east, Iran is trying to attract Muslim tourists from all over the world offering facilities at the best quality for tourists.

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