Next month, the first ever “halal cruise” will depart from Turkey and sail to nearby Greece. There are now travel apps, websites, hotels, airlines and friendly guides all geared to the Muslim traveler. Halal Tourism is finally coming into its own, and experts say this is due to the increasing of the Muslim population, as well as a strong middle class with disposable income.
Chrisa Chatzisavva runs the halal-tourism website Muslim Break, and speaks of the need for the individualized traveler. “Our [website] is 100% tailored to Muslim travellers’ needs and lifestyles. They don’t need to doubt whether they’ll be able to find halal food, prayer rooms or privacy.”