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Islamic travel market on the rise

The Islamic hospitality market is forecast to be one of the fastest growing hospitality segments, according to Jonathan Worsley, conference co-organiser of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, which takes place in Dubai later this week. He noted that Dubai-based hospitality group Almulla Hospitality has recently launched its Sharia-compliant hotel portfolio, comprising three brand tiers. The group has also cited plans to target development in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Egypt and Malaysia in the first instance, with Thailand and Europe following closely behind. Almulla joins other UAE-based players including Shaza Hotels from Kempinski and Tamani Hotels & Suites from KM Group among others.