Trade & Tourism - Halal Trade
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Fair Trade – is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect that seek greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers.

Islam lays the groundwork for all aspects of a Muslim’s life. The range covered in these sources extends from the highly spiritual to material matters, including business. Islam not only considers business to be an acceptable pursuit, but also a dignified activity.

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The Overlap – In order to understand the similarities between Islam and Fair Trade, contrasting the principles between the two instead will serve as the best framework. Along with the principles selected, there will be a corresponding Qur’anic verse or Islamic teaching addressing the concern.

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The Fair Trade Model – By giving farmers and farm workers direct access to international markets, and the tools and resources they need to succeed and thrive, Fair Trade makes sustainable local development possible. Fair Trade has empowered farmers to earn significantly higher incomes, and to build health, education and women’s programs that benefit an estimated of five million people worldwide. Fair trade extends a hand to the inhabitants of developing nations. While it is not a charity, it gives a needed boost in areas where the global economy has failed.

Fair Trade Certification empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities, protecting the environment, and developing the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace. This model serves as an alternative to the system of capitalistic trade where barriers are created to maintain the status quo. Fair Trade gives opportunities to farmers that would otherwise not be able to enter global markets.

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Business Ethics – While individuals face problems having to do with ethical issues in the realm of business, Islam requires that Muslims act in a way that will ensure socio-economic justice at all times.

HALAL Friendly Tourism

Halal tourism is a new product in the tourism market, designed to meet the needs and beliefs of Islamic culture. International branding hotels have been realized market potentials start adapting their practices to suit Islamic customs. Halal Friendly tourism is another potential sector where countries and companies, hotels, restaurants, travel agents and small businessmen can cash in. Basic idea of halal tourism is wherever the Muslim traveler goes he should feel comfortable with the environment, facilities and services. And it starts right from the airport where he arrives. He/she should have a prayer room facility, so that he can offer his/her prayer on time. With our wise market knowledge, experiences and our strong global partner’s network our business development specialist will do the case study and recommend the best solutions to promote your hotel and assisting you to capitalized the targeted travelers.

The hotels should have prayer facilities, halal food services, guest bathroom facilities, Ramadan facilities, recreation facilities and services. Prayer facilities should include guidance of Quibla direction, prayer timings list if possible, information about nearest mosque. Halal food services would not only include restaurants and bakeries within the premises serving halal food but also alcohol/pork free environment to the travelers. And also hotel should provide information about other halal recreational facilities available in the city to the individual traveler. Special attention should be given to women and people travelling with their families. Women only facilities, like swimming pool and saloon should be available so that the women can guard their modesty and at the same time can enjoy the trip.

It is estimated that only gulf traveler spends billions in annually on leisure travelling. Muslim travelers account for 15% ~ 20% percent of global tourism expenditure. Muslim tourists, particularly those from west Asia, are increasingly discerning and require access to more sophisticated holiday destinations and halal dining.

UNWHD subject experts will do the market trend analysis report. We help & assist any national tourism ministry department to develop their halal friendly tourism framework and business strategy to tap Muslims travelers around the world.

Halal Friendly Medical Tourism
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Medical and healthcare is an emerging segment of global tourism, in today’s booming Halal industry, many businesses are seeking to have their Products (Food & Non-Food), Premises, Factories, Merchandise and Services to be Halal certified. We aim to make Halal value proposition a global phenomenal acceptance from both Muslim & non Muslim markets. When we talk about Halal, most of the people think that only meat products require Halal certificate. But the fact is that all foods, particularly processed foods, pharmaceuticals and non food items like cosmetics also needs to be Halal certified because these products contain animal by-products or other ingredients that are not permissible for Muslims.

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Halal Friendly Medical Tourism is applicable to Hospitals with following facilities:
Hygiene and Sanitation- We provide guideline and processes to assure that all foods shall be prepared, processed, packaged and served to patients in such a manner that they are in compliance to hygiene and sanitary requirements of the relevant authorities. Prayer Room facilities for patients in accordance with the religious beliefs and provide prayer mats. Providing Quran for patients, Facilitate Female doctors only for women patients The above services are intended to implement to help understand the requirements of patients and their caretakers, and it in no way shows any disrespect or ignorance to other communities during their medical treatments.