The main tour operators in the halal tourism, specializing in providing the Muslim population the possibility to maintain their Islamic customs anywhere in the world during their travels or vacation periods , defended the economic contribution of this sector to the sector soaring.
They did so during the inauguration in Granada of the First International Conference on Tourism Halal, whose coordinator , David Fortuny , has indicated that Spain is currently the sixth European destination to receive Muslim tourists , when ” by culture and tradition ” should be your trial head. ” Halal is a very broad within the Muslim concept . Is permitted or lawful and advisable refers to any area of life , “said Fortuny reporters.
The hotels seeking to go halal tourism must first obtain certification that certifies itself and then adapt their facilities or activities to Muslim tourists. To do this, they must offer services as enabling a portion of the bar or restaurant for halal food, book a different time pool for women and men , guiding rooms to Mecca or include in them some space for prayer , among other issues.
The Muslim tourist looks like any other traveler, all kinds of destinations and travel : from the cultural or monumental to sun and sand , as Fortuny , who says that the investment for accommodations to suit this type of tourism worth to be , say , one of the most powerful . “It is adapted to a specific application and at the time we adapt to English tourism,” he opined . According to latest figures , the sector of tourism called halal billed 140,000 million in 2013 , representing about 13 % of overall travel costs, and by 2020 this figure is expected to reach 192,000 million.
Meanwhile, Francisco Tarifa, delegate Tourism Council of Granada , developer of the game deputy highlighted the rise of Muslim tourism and high purchasing power. He has advocated that business suits the needs and customs that tourism demand.
Originally published on www.radiogranada.es