Islamic holidays and halal holidays are some of the terms we hear more and more these days in the world of travel. What does that really mean? More than just finding halal food, it’s a holiday style that caters to all kinds of lifestyles. Traveling is something that almost all people like to do as it provides a break from the daily routine. Thus, it is no wonder that the travel industry as a whole caters to different needs. We are regularly aware of the different types of holidays on offer such as luxury holidays, luxury cruises, eco holidays, weekend getaways, economy holidays, backpacking and camping holidays. The list is literally endless as new and innovative vacation ideas are being brought to market.
Global trends and needs are constantly changing and one of these new trends is the development of the type of holidays which are known as Halal holidays. These holidays have taken into account all aspects of Islamic lifestyles and every detail is planned; From destinations, to accommodation, to food and other similar requirements so that holiday-goers can truly enjoy a relaxing vacation. Muslim holiday makers are fast becoming a large market in the travel trade and catering to their holiday requirements is proving lucrative, although it is still in the relatively early stages. This is why more vacation destinations and accommodation providers are developing the foundation to cater to this market.
In simple terms, Islamic holidays take into account the requirements of the Islamic lifestyle by providing some facilities that help facilitate and ensure respect for customs. Separate male and female areas are provided along with separate pools, secluded beach areas for different genders and even separate spa facilities. There are even separate male and female attendants to look into guests’ needs. This allows Muslim women to enjoy their vacation with family as they can also enjoy swimming in the pool away from the male guests. Moreover, guests can be one hundred percent sure of the food they are eating and that it meets their religious requirements. Accommodation providers that offer halal travel services do not serve alcohol, while also providing important information such as prayer times, direction, and even in some cases prayer mats.
Halal holidays are becoming more and more popular among Muslim travelers who are finding that it takes the stress out of planning holidays that suit their lifestyles. We are sure to see more growth for this type of vacation in the future.