Halal Tourism in Uzbekistan? Sure!

The word halal has lately been more conspicuous. One can observe mounting interest in foods and services under this logo. It also came to the tourism industry, which has led to the emergence of the phrase halal tourism.

At an event organized jointly with the Turkish company Ortadogu Grup, the participants talked about what type of travel it is like, its rapidly growing popularity, the main development trends in the sector.

The Turkish family hotel Wome Deluxe and the clinic Nisantasi were presented during the event as a sample of halal tourism. It was noted that Uzbekistan is also working on establishing chains of similar hotels.

The service under the brand halal is especially in demand in the light of the legislative documents adopted in Uzbekistan aimed at developing tourism. Thus, the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On Additional Organizational Measures to Deliver Conditions Conducive for the Development of Tourism Potential of the Republic of Uzbekistan” refers to the introduction of a visa-free regime with citizens of seven countries, most of which are Muslim. Therefore, the development of such tourism will increase the attractiveness of Uzbekistan for residents of these countries. After all, according to some sources, out of 1.6 billion Muslims over the world, more than 150 million travel regularly around the planet.

In the Crescent Rating that ranks nations in this kind of tourism, Uzbekistan was designated the 28th position in 2017.

For reference, halal tourism is a complex of tourist services aimed at an audience with Muslim beliefs and background. That is, the industry represents hotels and hostels where the food served meets the halal standards, with no alcoholic drinks, and with separate bathing areas for women and men. In short, it does not contradict Islamic values.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)