Halal Tourism Gains From American Exclusionism

Cash-laden Muslim travelers are thinking twice about where they spend their discretionary income. Although US judicial authorities have affirmed a block on the executive order that banned arrivals from selected Muslim nations, the damage to the US hospitality sector may already be done. The lure of new-era tourism centers, like Dubai and Kuala Lumpur, can … Continue reading Halal Tourism Gains From American Exclusionism

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Airline Fails, Despite Halal Alignment

Rayani Air, heralded as Malaysia’s first halal airline, has been grounded by aviation authorities. The company was overpowered by the stale economic setting, even at a time when customers had abandoned the country’s legacy carrier, Malaysian Airlines. The really-short-lived case study is an awkward confluence of religion and commerce, in part because the owner is … Continue reading Airline Fails, Despite Halal Alignment

Bali Is Battleground Over Shariah Tourism

The Indonesian government may be testing its Islamic stretch in Bali. Senior officials appear eager to support "Shariah tourism," for objectively sound economic reasons. The segment offers strong potential amid an otherwise sour outlook. But Bali-based businessmen seem less enchanted with the idea. Local industry fears erosion of the island's carefully crafted reputation; the area … Continue reading Bali Is Battleground Over Shariah Tourism