Halal hotels ‘a big draw’
Eastern Eye Staff
TURKEY’S ISLAMIC-FRIENDLY RESORTS SPARK BOOM TURKEY’S $26 billion (£19bn) tourism industry is quietly growing as beach holidays for conservative Muslims become popular. Dozens of hotels and resorts on Turkey’s shores, featuring separate pools and beaches for men and women to meet religious strictures on modesty, are attracting families from Turkey, the Middle East and Muslim communities in the West. While still only accounting for a small fraction of tourists, the market for “halal”, or Islamic-compliant, holidays has shrugged off the turmoil and looks set for more growth. “In the last couple of years there was a boycott of Turkey as…
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